In the name of Allah; the entirely merciful; the especially merciful - بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

Thursday, 30 July 2009

Muja's sixth Botox injections at PMH.

In the name of Allah; the Merciful; the Compassionate - بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
May the peace, mercy, and blessings of Allah be with you - السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

A couple of weeks ago Muja had her pre-Botox appointment at Paediatric Rehabilitation Department in PMH. Actually this appointment was due in April. The Paediatricians, Dr William, we saw that day apologised about the late appointment but didn't explain why we missed it.

In this appointment Dr William and a physiotherapist, Rosalin, examine how tight the muscles in Muja upper legs were. Then they decided which muscles needed Botox and how much is needed on the next appointment. The doctor suggested Botox injection in her vastus muscle to help her bend her knees.

On that day the doctor tried to get the earliest appointment. He made a call to the Botox clinic to get on that afternoon because there was a cancellation. We could not get it because only two beds is allowed in one Botox session. Muja needs a bed because she is managed by a pain relief to reduce her pain and to make her sleepy.

Alhamdulillah soon after I arrived home from PMH, Sue, a CP Liaison Nurses/Officers called about the appointment which was in a week time, which is the next Thursday.

So last Thursday, instead of going to school, Muja went to PMH for her sixth Botox injection. As usual a nurse checked her temperature, blood presure and pulse. The nurse weighed her and put cream on her hamstrings, abductor and vastus muscles to reduces needle pain during Botox administration. She was also given midazolam for pain relief.

At 2:30 Muja was called in for the injection. She looked sleepy but didn't sleep. That day Dr Langdon did the injections and with the helper, Nadine, who is Muja's first physiotherapist. When the doctor insert the needle in her abductor muscle she cried but not loud. At 3:00 we were done and left PMH half and hour after that. Muja slept in the car all the way home.

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