Monday, October 26, 2009

Dr Please.....need your personal attention

I was just thinking of a rather common issue as I got a text early morning from an admitted patient's husband."Doctor when can we get your Personal attention'?The lady got admitted with some problem at 4 in the morning today.Her management which was anyways conservative was arranged and coordinated by me telephonically with a trained registrar to look after her care and only on being sure that she is fine I slept back.And this message left me little disappointed.
Then from the perspective of the patients husband,I thought and disappointment was little less.For an anxious attendant who has no knowledge of medical science any condition can look serious,for me which is not. They feel so helpless and gain the confidence to see their doctor WITH them physically.I would love to do that i.e to be present all the time with my patients to give them the much needed mental support,but God that is not humanly possible..............

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Happy Diwali

Wishing all my Patients and their families a very HAPPY DIWALI.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Fast in Pregnancy

Since yesterday I got anxious calls from many would be moms whether to keep a KARWA CHAUTH FAST or not.Well Hinduism as well as Islam both are lenient towards pregnant women and a fast isn't mandatory.
Short duration fast like that of Karva Chauth should not affect the baby ,though if it is a prolonged fast like during Ramadan,baby and mother both can be affected.Even during Karva Chauth it would be advisable to have water,juices and other eatables which are approved as food ment to be eaten during the fast.Hope this helps...........And if one wishes to go ahead without water too,then one has to see how the day progresses and if feel too dehydrated or exhausted can have water.I am sure God would forgive you,coz even he won't like your little baby who is still inside the womb and dependant on you for nourishment to have a forced fast

Vomiting in pregnancy

Never thought VOMITING IN PREGNANCY(HYPEREMESIS) can be such a big problem to make a person loose all her self confidence an contemplate termination of pregnancy.Even my all time faithful,Prednisolone isn't helping her.In fact she is the first case in which prednisolone hasn't worked.Feel so helpless......... Anyone has a better solution???And no,she isn't ready to get admitted for injectables or i.v. fluids.