Update from DSH
I think it’s only fair to update on Imtiyaz’s condition now. From the phone calls and emails (not forgetting the comments left on the blog too) I received today, I thank you all so much for the concern, and the well wishes.
The diarrhea count has gone down to only about 4 times today, which is a great improvement to yesterday’s urmmm… 20?! I’m not kidding you. The fact that his bum has no blisters and he doesn’t complain nor whine surprises me, really. The only action that tells me he is in pain is when he clutches his tummy and says “sakit perut”. Then he’ll request the toilet.
I noticed, to him ‘tummy ache’ and ‘sakit perut’ have 2 different meanings. ‘Tummy ache’ is the normal nature calls he gets every day, whilst ‘sakit perut’ comes with some pain. The first few days he clutches his tummy (he had the same pain the first few days we were in the hospital last week), I would ask, “tummy ache?”, to which he replies, “No. Sakit perut.”
Alhamdulillah, he’s so much better now. He’s starting to eat a little which is a huge relief, and he doesn’t seem as tired as he was yesterday. I predict we would still be in the hospital for a few more days. His stool sample has also been sent for test just to rule out any harm, though the doctor said he does look fine.
I do hope it’s just some normal tummy bug bugging him now.