I am now at home, on leave and off from work. I am at first quite hesitant. Kes nak simpan cuti for holiday hehe. But since the company asked everyone to take 4 days floating leave in Q1, then I thought I am going to take the day off sooner or later so here I am at home. Babysitting Zara and doing the usual house chores.
The main reason why I need to take two days off is because, I feel sorry for hubby. He had been babysitting Zara for 3 days in a row. Not an easy task, coz he needs to work from home at the same time. You might ask what happened to the babysitter. She had an emergency and had to attend to her daughter in the hospital.
It started when Kak Maria, the babysitter, and the whole family decided to went out to a kenduri kahwin last Sunday. Since her daughter is having usual menstrual cramp, they decided to leave her alone at home, just for a few hours. She is 15 and just done with her PMR. I don’t really know what happened but her daughter took the panadol more than the recommended dosage and after a while she felt really dizzy and passed out at home. I guess the pain is unusual and she can’t take it anymore. Before she passed out, she cried for help from a neighbor but when the neighbor came over she was already on the floor tak sedarkan diri. The key was hanged on the other wall and the neighbor couldn’t do anything. They called Kak Maria and they all rushed back from kenduri. She is just a kid, maybe she doesn’t know about the danger of drug overdose.
From Kak Maria’s story, they tried to admit her at one of the private hospital but the hospital won’t take her because she is under age and she got drug overdose case. In other words, it became a police case when under age is abusing the drug. They had police officers taking statements in the hospital. They even inquire about her condition, the family condition, or whether she is committing suicide? Takkan la semua panadol overdose sbb nak commit suicide? And the strange thing is, when they admit the poor girl to the GH, there were 5 other similar cases. The consequence is she had to clean her stomach and not able to eat solid food for days. I am no medical expert but I know one thing for sure, it must be a very painful experience. All those wires hanging and food from the tube. Errkk..
I guess as parents, we must educate our children about the correct use of drugs and medicine. Plus, you can use other remedy besides over the counter drugs like panadol. Unless it is too strong a pain, tell them to go for a checkup at the nearby clinic. There is no use of becoming your own doctor and endanger yourself at the same time.
In that note, please take good care of yourself. Live life to the fullest and appreciate your health.