The little angel has amoeba, many of them, as per her lab results in her tummy. Our pedia said it makes the tummy cringe in pain because the amoeba makes holes and cuts in the intestines. That explains why the little angel was so cranky and fussy.
Despite that, the two of us managed to be at the laboratory as early as 7 in the morning last Saturday for her urine test. After we got the results, we went back home so prepare our ballerina for her class. The plan was to drop her by the school before I and the sickly angel see our pedia. But since daddy heed my call to come home early the previous night, he was able to accompany the ballerina.
I was worried that the pedia will tell me to admit the little angel but I was already psyching myself the night before. I asked for prayers and we were answered. I was prescribed with 2 anti-biotics and was strictly told to give them to the little angel as soon as I can. And was reminded not to stop prematurely with the medication.
Many more things happened that day, including a visit to a quack-like-dentist who is accredited by our health card. Good thing I did not cancel the first appointment I made, what the quack-like-dentist did were undone.
Because this mommy had to prioritize the kids, there were schedules that she had to forego like the get together with her mommy friends as well as her plan to purchase movies for a weekend movie marathon.
Maria Masungit says
hello! my baby just got diagnosed with amoebiasis this month. I am very worried because she is still pooping even if she is taking amoebiacide. Is this normal? she has to take it for 7days and its only her 2nd day of drinking meds.
Our pedia made my daughter take the amoebiacide for 10 days and another antibiotic for 7 days. The former is to kill the amoeba and the latter is to heal the wounds they made.
Pooping is still normal. Gradually, you will notice that the poop consistency will change plus the frequency. Just make sure your baby do not get dehydrated. And give the baby easy to digest foods.
Hope this helps.
Maria Masungit says
thanks for the feedback. our whole household is in panic mode (first child, first apo) because of this.
Actually, yesterday, the poops weren’t so watery anymore. that’s a relief!
Poor baby. I hope she’s feeling better now. It’s really scary when kids get sick.
c5 @ battlingasthma.info says
Once you have it, it’s always there, just waiting to be awaken any time, usually when eating something badly prepared. I have it. I make sure of the water I drink and the food I eat have the least possible contamination.
That is also what I know with amoebiasis. But according to our pediatrician, these will be killed by the medicine and the wounds will be healed by another medicine. So they will be totally out of your system.
Maybe they just make the system vulnerable but that doesn’t mean that they are still there.
Diva Fabulosa says
Amoebiasis can also be transmitted indirectly through contact with dirty hands or objects as well as by anal-oral contact. Hope your child to get well soon , there are many ways to prevent the spread of this at home like:
– Wash hands thoroughly with soap and hot running water for at least 10 seconds after using the toilet or changing a baby’s diaper, and before handling food.
-Clean bathrooms and toilets often; pay particular attention to toilet seats and taps.
-Avoid sharing towels or face washers.