28 November 2005

Healthcare Issues

Alas, Mr Wang's family is still not in the best of health. The little girl has recovered and she is happily overdosing on her usual diet of cartoon VCDs (see pix). But the little boy has indeed fallen ill and has been quite ill for the past few days. His diarrhoea and vomiting has subsided but he still has zero appetite and he consumed almost nothing on Saturday and Sunday. Last night he drank a decent amount of milk and then promptly puked it all over Mr Wang's sofa.

Mr Wang has again taken urgent leave from work to watch over his little family. He has been making tiny quantities of soy-based, lactose-free formula milk for the little boy, and trying to persuade the boy to take 30 ml every hour. Normally the boy will drink 240 ml at one go, not to mention taking a big bowl of porridge, all in one morning. This morning the boy took 30 ml every hour till he hit 120 ml, and now he has again lost all interest in food.

If the Singapore government really wants to be pro-family, one of the best things it can do is to encourage employers to grant extra days of leave to employees who have kids, say, under the age of 12.

6 comments:

takchek said...

Hope your family gets better.

Heavenly Sword said...

Hope your boy has a speedy recovery. Take care...

hugewhaleshark said...

Yah, dehydration is the biggest fear. One doctor suggested giving soft drinks or jelly to encourage the my kid to take fluids.

A.Ball.of.Yarn said...

hope everyone in the Wang family gets well soon.

xenoboysg said...

ur daughter is a reallly cute angel. take care and hope all in ur family get well real soonest, Mr Wang.

Mr Wang Says So said...

Thanks all, for the kind words. The boy woke up today and smacked the little girl for touching his toys. This shows that he must be feeling better.

Mr Wang is now in office, labouring through 150 new, unread emails in his inbox.