Saturday, August 20, 2011
About Khalish, About Eczema
There are more photos I would love to share with you, but, Khalish has just contracted a cold and a bad eczema on the left elbow that not even the usual aloe vera gel or eczema ointment could heal. A clinic visit today, before the three of us go to Pahang.
By the way, I have a situation here: A mother of Khalish's friend in Q-Dees saw Khalish's elbow and asked one of the children sitters whether or not she might take a look at the medicine the parents used. She said her child had suffered the same case of eczema. Upon seeing the gel and the ointment recommended by Khalish's pediatrician, the ones that have prevented severe eczema and healed rare cases for my little boy, she simply told the sitter that she had better cream. The sitter has been great with Khalish, and, because she cared (and she has been known to be naive), she followed the other mother's advice to apply the new cream on the boy's affected elbow. I was not frustrated with the sitter. I was frustrated with that mother. Even if she was a doctor, she had no right to just advise the sitter what was best for another parents' child. Did Khalish look as though he was an abandoned child? No. For her information, this is only the second time in three years that Khalish got such bad eczema. Thanks to his pediatrician's recommended gel and ointment. We, the parents knew that if the gel and ointment did not help after a week, we must get a different remedy from a certified practitioner of our choice. We agreed with our pediatrician that eczema on a child as young as Khalish should be treated with least drug, if possible; the reason for slow but sure healing. Now, a reminder to myself as well: please, please talk to the parents themselves if you believe you have better solution to another child's illness. If you do so nicely to us instead of simply throwing advices to a naive sitter, we will bring the new cream to our usual pediatrician or doctor for further advice. At the moment, I, on Kamal's behalf, have talked to the sitter about the situation. To not follow others' advices/instructions without consulting us first. Unless Khalish has an accident, Nauzubillah, and we are not there.
Nevertheless, I take Kamal's words that the mother meant well although he also agrees with my opinions. Think positive, eh.
To Khalish, get well soon and stay happy.