Hello, everybody! How is everything going on around you? Hope that everything is happening according to your plan and expectation. I am also fine, Alhamdulillah. This is my 26th #iamalivechallenge post, the project run by @flaxz. This is also going to be my today's @actifit report.
At first, I am going to share a case history of a lady patient, reluctant to do the PCR test. Following that, I will mention why I am grateful for today. And finally, I am going to share the proof of today's automaticwin. Hope that you will stay with me until the end of the post.
In my previous post, I shared one case history of a conscious patient (@jlufer called him a responsible person) who willingly wanted to do the PCR test. Because he didn’t want to be the one who would carry the virus to his older parents. However, yesterday, I got another lady patient, who was also an Omani. Her understanding was completely opposite to that of the previously mentioned patient. I am going to share her case story.
She visited me with the complaints of loss of smell and taste, dry cough, cold, headache, malaise and body pain. Her cold started almost 1 week ago. The loss of smell and taste, along with other symptoms were new and started 1 day prior to this visit. More importantly, she had a history of contact with a confirmed COVID19 case. For the cold, they weren’t worried. When she lost her smell and taste, her husband sent her to the doctor (however, she came alone).
I told her (and she had her own suspicion) that the chance of being a COVID19 case was very high. Although her symptoms weren’t severe, for the confirmation, I suggested her to do the PCR test. But she refused to do the test. She was afraid of putting the stick (swab stick) to her nose. Also, the health insurance wasn’t covering the cost for the PCR test. When she came to know about the price of the test which was 22 OMR or 57$, she made a comment. “I would rather by milk for my kid with the money than spending for the test”
I am habituated with these scenarios. So, I wasn’t surprised. I asked her to do at least one CBC test which was, by the way, covered by the insurance. She agreed and the report came which was consistent with a viral infection (?corona, maybe). I gave some symptomatic management.
Why am I grateful for today?
I am grateful to my creator that I am alive today.
I am grateful to Allah because I had the milder form of COVID19.
I am grateful to my Lord because He made me a doctor.