Friday, March 16, 2012

Healthcare in a foreign country

One tricky thing any foreigner has to navigate is health care. If you have children, chances are high that you will have to visit a doctor at some point. Thus far, I haven't been terribly impressed with the health care in this country. I'm still talking to people about doctors. And I've received a few recommendations.
In the past few weeks, we've had a few instances of accidents and illnesses. I took my daughter to the doctor once but really wasn't impressed. (Of course, it didn't help that when we took her to the doctor, her symptoms disappeared.) Yesterday both my son and my daughter hit their heads pretty hard and cracked them open a bit. My son has a gash, but he wasn't bleeding profusely and the gash didn't look deep or wide. I really wanted to avoid a visit to the emergency room as people have repeatedly told me that it will be a bad experience. My daughter was hit by a bicycle and has a pretty large goose egg on the back of her head. Both are doing fine.
If I were in the U.S., I would have run my son to the pediatricianm but that just isn't an option.
Today, I noticed that my daughter has a rash on her body. I should probably get that checked out, which means I'm going to be making some calls. Sigh. . . hope I can find a good doctor.

1 comment:

  1. That all sounds so scary! Hope everything turns out okay.