Friday, August 26, 2016

Support MDRTB Patients Completely

The experience we had been through with MDRTB has thought us a lot of lesson. The patience, family bonding and support and disseminating guides and information to others who are aware of the disease but are not conscious about it. Those lesson have not only helped us but the community also around us.

When you have the disease, it is reported to your nearest health center, recorded also in the city health for follow-up matters and identification for each patient.

The entire medication program in the San Lazaro Hospital is entirely free. I remember, one of the nurses said that the budget for a single medication can cost about P1,000 a day per patient. And the entire medication plus the laboratory fees, can cost up to P3 million pesos per patient. The only reminder they insisted to us is to never missed a day of taking those meds because it means that the patient is taking for granted the budget that is allotted to him/her.

Thursday, August 25, 2016


Previously, I had written a post about MDRTB. It is one of the serious diseases in the country that are taken for granted by normal people. Taken for granted because they are not aware of how it spreads and that they don't bother caring on how to prevent it.

The purpose of this post is to spread a kind of experience we had and aware them that this is not just a matter of article-related topic but a true experience we had for the past years.

Let us not be ignorant or blinded by the things that is happening around our society. Instead, let us be defensive together with our love ones by informing them with these reality in our life today.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

MDRTB: A Resisting Virus to Fight

Have you heard about MDRTB? I know for sure most of you are not really familiar about it like me when we first heard about it. It was really unrecognizable term for us. I even ask myself twice if I heard it right.

Yes, I did. MDRTB stands for Multi-drug Resistant TB. It means that anyone who is diagnosed with it, the virus has evolved and has started to resist Rifampicin and other basic drugs for the disease. It diagnosed when TB has relapse, done with other test like sputum culture and x-ray.

Here in the Philippines, it is very common but is not understood by the community itself. Most people refuse to understand these situation rather they think of it as a scourge or epidemic without even doing some prevention. Why did I say these? Observe some people who coughs roughly without even covering their mouths? Others have even don't bother at all. See?

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Beware and Be Aware: Primary Complex Are Everywhere

Strolling around somewhere were fun is satisfied, that’s where most people go. Without being aware of the chances of getting virus around in which our naked eyes cannot see. We bring our children to places where others are also enjoying the same thing we wanted ourselves to relish at the same time. Virus that cause primary complex to our children are everywhere.

Malls, markets and groceries, churches and other places where most people go are much exposed to exchange bacteria and viruses from one person to another without giving them any harm at all.
We are aware of that but most don’t beware themselves with it. They might take it for granted for the reason of paranoia. But when viruses and other bacteria had gotten their bodies, that’s when they are conscious with the situation.

This year, my youngest daughter, 1 and a half year-old, had been attacked by the virus since March. For the previous year, she had cough and runny nose almost every month. The doctor had suspected a primary complex for the reason that she had an exposure with her father. The test is given: PPD and x-ray. Everything turned into positive.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Primary Complex: Last Day of Struggled Medication

Today is my daughter’s last day of struggling to take her meds every day. She was diagnosed having primary complex last March 2016. She had suffered cough and colds constantly every month and that is why the doctor had suggested to take her the test for Primary Complex.

After several days of taking the three meds and down into two for the continuing phase. The 168 days, total number of days for the medication she should accomplished without missing a single day.

Now that she has finished the race, I’m not going to be worried every morning when I wake up on how to do the magic just to help her take those meds. It was really a struggle especially on the first month. My daughter is one of those children that are really afraid to take meds. I have tried a lot of acts just to help her ease with the burden. Yes, at her age, she knows that those meds are not so tasty to take.