My very first hospitalization experience at Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur happened about a month ago. There was some sort of complication, so for peace of mind, I went to the labor ward to get myself checked. After the nurses and my ob-gyn completed all the necessary check-ups, by 5:30pm, I was advised to be admitted overnight for observation. I agreed, as it's always better to err on the side of caution.
This was the Supreme Single Room that I stayed in for one night.
The hospital bed.
After the admission procedure which involved lots of paperwork was done, I was given the first dexamethasone jab around 6:30pm.
Note: Dexamethasone is an antenatal corticosteroids, usually prescribed to help prepare the fetus's lungs in case preterm labor (giving birth before 37 weeks gestation) happens.
The next jab was to be given 12 hours later (6:30am), which explained why I had to be admitted.
A "dining" table with wheels.
A bench for visitors and a baby blue safety cabinet for valuables. The cabinet also served as a table to put water jugs.
My favorite item - the meal chit!
This was dinner - white rice with stewed fish and stir-fried vegetables. I had this on the evening I was admitted.
About 8:30pm, hubby brought over our boy and we spent some time talking. The nurses also came in to take my blood. After hubs and boy left, I spent the remainder of the night watching TV before sleeping. It was a fitful sleep though, maybe because the room was cold and the bed was hard. Or maybe I was just anxious about the other dexa jab. Needles weren't my favorite thing on earth. Lol.
This was the next morning's breakfast that I've selected - nasi lemak with soy milk. I was starving!
This was the lunch set that I've chosen - steamed rice with kungpo chicken and vegetables.
I was discharged after that, around 3:30pm. Hubby fetched me from the hospital and after we did the discharge procedure and paid the hefty bill (sigh), we went for a date. Lol.
So far, I'm well and the complication doesn't recur again. Phew.
On a side note, here are the room rates for maternity-related rooms.
Now I'm counting down to the day of my birthing! A few more weeks to go! :)