12 October 2015

Baby Seen Paediatric Cardiologist Today

Today the cardiologist did an echo for her, she found nothing serious, the hole is still there but seems to be a very small one, most important thing is baby is gaining weight well, baby is now 7.5KG, growing real fast, doctor even commented that she is fat but nothing to worry about.

But doctor found some strange heartbeats, also nothing to worry about but she wants to find out more, so she put baby on a 24 hour ECG device which will capture baby's heart data, can only take out tomorrow morning, so today baby cannot shower, but can wipe body. It's just 5 pieces of sticker pasted around her chest area, connected via wires to a device which looks like a pager.

Doctor also commented that probably no need to do heart surgery when she is one year old, maybe much later.

Today's bill quite high, total $244.50, this consists of repeat consultation, echo and the 24 hour ECG monitoring. Without any subsidy the bill is $585.99, government paid $341.49, that's more than 50% subsidy for citizen and I really appreciate it. This reminds me of the echo my wife did when she was holding LTVP, that time I paid $498 cash, damn expensive, but what to do, what needs to be done needs to be done.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Bro, is this PD at a private clinic or polyclinic? how to get subsidized rate if you go to private PD? they are very expensive.

marrythaigirlsingapore said...

Hi,

It's at NUH, government hospital so baby eligible for subsidy. Go private I will faint haha.