Saturday, May 17, 2008

Children's Hospital of Kunming

and this family have been seeing a lot of each other this week! The kids are now showing spots on the palms and soles, but luckily no fever. Other than those physical signs, they are fine - good appetite and high energy.

The procedure is typical and straight forward. Upon entering the hospital, report to the main desk for check-in and get a slip of paper. Then go to a window and pay about $1.00 per patient. Here is E. in the general waiting area. If you look closely, you can see her burn mark high on the cheek near the right eye.

Next, walk over to the in-patient area to watch for your name and number to be posted. Perhaps this is the Chinese version of "15 minutes of fame" ?!

Seeing the doctor: That spot on C.'s cheek is a mosquito bite (it's been raining the last couple of days). Skeeters seem to favor him and he usually ends up with a welt-like bite:( After the doctor visit, step across the hall and pay for the eight prescriptions (mostly mouth rinses ) - about the equivalent of ten dollars.

In line for the hospital pharmacy: Pick up the prescriptions. Yay! All done. Total time-under an hour. Not bad...

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