She is 18months and temporarily living in Delhi. She has been I'll for about a week and is now in hospital on fluids and iv anti-biotics. She has another dd and is 6 months pg. She is obviously deeply worried and finds dealing with the medical staff. Does anyone have experience of this illness?
No experience but I think with typhoid a lot of the battle is getting nutrition and fluids in to the patient. In times past that was obviously very hard but now with modern drips and nutrition it's much easier. The antibiotics are obviously key. Does your friend know a vaccination is available? If they are returning to India at any future point they should all be immunised - I don't think this bout will confer immunity but she could check with her GP. It's a bacterial infection - not a viral thing.
Thanks nl, they are in Delhi now. That is part of the worry. She is finding dealing with the medical staff quite difficult I think - Language barrier and cultural differences. She was immunised so hopefully that might help a bit. Poor little thing.
That is what I am hoping ivykate. I think part of the problem is that it is really hard to get information from anyone. I think when her dh is there it's a lot better but she feels a bit invisable. She just wishes she was at home . Being I'll in a foriegn country is really hard I think.
I know. She had an awful experience last week trying to get her glucouse test sorted out and was only just saying she was glad she wasn't staying in India to have her baby . Her DH's company have been really good so hopefully they will provide some assistance in this case too. I will suggest the consulate though.
DD2 was really ill when she was a newborn and it was awful - can't imagine how hard it must be when you don't speak the language and you are worried about the general standard of care.
I will call her tomorrow and suggest the consulate. Just feel so helpless - just wish there was more I could do.