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Round the Clock Monitoring

My kids are closely being monitored for dengue fever by doctors and nurses in scrubs at the Fairview General Hospital. From time to time the nurses would check on my kids’ blood pressure to monitor if there is a sudden decrease in BP which is not a good sign for patients with dengue fever. Sometimes nurses in white lab coat would get blood sample from my children to check their platelet count. The pediatrician said a decrease in platelet count is expected once the fever has subsided a few days later.

Despite what my children are going through right now, they can still manage to smile and sometimes nurses in uniform and scrubs entertain the kids or exchange small talks with them just to veer their mind away from their sickness even for a short while.