Friday, April 29, 2011

Rabies Story- Don't Trust Doctors

If you are bitten by a dog, you should rush to hospital. But don't think TT injection will take care of everything. You must ask for ARV- Anti Rabies Vaccine. That's when your doctor will ask you to observe the dog for next ten days, because they don't want to waste the expensive vaccine if the dog is not infected.
 However, it's your life at stake. You must insist on having yourselves vaccinated, because recent cases in Phuntsholing and Gelephug proved medical theory of wait-for-ten-days wrong. The boy in Phuntsholing dies a week after he was bitten -are you going to wait for ten days now?, and the lady in Gelephug observed the dog for ten days, nothing happened. Three months later she died. Can you trust the theory anymore?
I had my experience a few weeks ago. I came home relaxed having received TT injection and blogged about it. Thanks to my blog, some comments there worried my wife and she insisted me to go back and start ARV, which saved my life, perhaps.
P:S: It's not just dogs, any animal bite must be treated the same. Man in Trongsa died of Rabies because he was bitten by his horse.

4 comments:

  1. I also hate dogs because my mom was bitten by a dog before her death But i don't blame that dog. i just hate that dog for hurting my dearest mom.
    Life is more important than money, even if that vaccine is expensive ,we just can't left victims to die. If we know the solution to cure Rabies unlike AIDS, then what are we waiting for.If i know how to save life then i would be very happy to do that.

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  2. @Demapem, I love dogs, I think you misunderstood me. You know, I am taking good care of the one that got me last time.
    However, I too wish if ARV can be given everyone bitten by dog, now that their theory doesn't work anymore.
    Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting. I am sorry about your mother.

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  3. ya , u r right. Its my pleasure being here in your blog..

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