Home Health Baby Boy is Positive

Baby Boy is Positive


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Yesterday, my son and I went back to his pedia to get his skin test results read. As I have already seen the spread of the redness of his skin, I already suspected that my son is positive of Primary Complex. So when we arrived and the doctor measured the redness, it has reached to 18mm which is beyond the normal of 10mm to be negative. After that, the doctor has issued me a list of medicines he needed for his six months treatment. Unfortunately, I was not able to buy it until now since we already lacked the budget to buy them. I am hoping next week we will be able to buy them when my husband receives his salary.

So, what is primary complex? Primary Complex is a term used to describe tuberculosis of the lungs. This term is used if the patient that has it is a child. This can now be treated using three primary drugs namely Rifampicin, Isoniazid, and Pyrazinamide. The treatment takes at least six months for the child to be cured.

Since my baby boy has it, my husband and I have decided to have my daughter checked too as soon money is available. If she has one, then we will sacrifice much of our income to their treatment. So when their younger sibling comes out, we wouldn’t have any problem of him/her getting infected too. The only thing we hoped is that our children will grow healthy.

I may sound so calm but I am not. I am already thinking of ways to do so that I can contribute to their treatment. With too much debt from the past, I need other ways to earn not only for paying the bills but also for the medicines too. I hope and pray I will be strong enough always to do some online freelancing as I already quit my job as a virtual assistant. I was not able to last a day since I have been weak too myself.

I guess the year 2009 has lined up another batch of trials to test our faith in God and His power. If I were overweight right now, I wouldn’t need any weight loss products since my problems are really causative to the decline of my weight. But the sad fact is, I am already thin and I need to gain weight for me and my baby. Oh well, irony of life they say!

Anyway, I thank God that Primary Complex is curable!


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Jade February 7, 2009 - 4:24 pm

Oh my goodness Mommy R! I wish you luck in this. Sana gumaling mabuti ang baby boy mo and I hope that your daughter don’t have it.

Stay strong!

admin February 7, 2009 - 5:48 pm

Actually, I remembered that my daughter was diagnosed with it already but we were not able to complete the treatment. It was about 5 years ago. 😥

mom of four February 7, 2009 - 9:34 pm

Hi there, I know it’s hard for you to have heard that your son is positive for Primary Complex. My son who’s now 6 (he was 4 during that time)got the disease while we were vacationing in the Philippines, so I had to buy the 6 month meds before going back to Korea, it’s not cheap I tell yah. I am glad he got over it. They get it when they go outside your house. Your house might be safe, but 98% of kids outside (if you are in the Philippines) they’re already infected without them knowing about it. I wish you all the best. Just please don’t miss a dose, my son got so sick of taking the meds, but we don’t have choice in the matter.

Mommy J February 7, 2009 - 9:35 pm

I remember when I had to apply for my greencard here, that’s one of the medical I had to undergo…skin test lang. After a certain time, the doctor would measure yung redness to see kung meron. Sabi nung Dr madami daw Asians na positive palagi…buti na lang wala ako.

Praying that your son gets well ASAP. Take it easy Mommy…

Mommy J

maicel February 7, 2009 - 10:56 pm

another test for you, mommy, pero i know u can handle it well. kaw pa!

Cool Fern February 8, 2009 - 7:03 am

hi, sorry to learn your baby boy has primary complex..why don’t you try going to the brgy health care?i think we have a free meds for TB there? i mean there is a program of our govt that serves and caters to this this kind of problem..it is free as far as i know…tsek it out….before it’s too late

gagay February 9, 2009 - 8:17 am

mommy ruby.. this is so sad..hoping that your son will be ok so soooooon.

take care mommy ruby!


admin February 9, 2009 - 7:58 pm

Thank you so much for leaving me comments! I sure hope my baby gets well soon. 🙂

singlemomsheng February 12, 2009 - 11:38 am

just keep your faith up!
raise everything to GOD…
he won’t give us any trial that we cannot overcome..

hope and i pray that he’ll be well soon…

mommy sheila February 23, 2009 - 7:05 pm

i have to confess lahat na yata ng sites related sa primary complex naview ko na 🙁 coz my 16month old daughter had it. same experience u have…i think there’s a kit nmn di ba yun kidz kit3 for the first 2 months then sunod na yun kidz kit2.
while reading ur blog i can feel tlga your sad face….i know we can cure it pero iba kc yun feeling na mommy ka tpos biglang ganun..lam mo yun..huuhuh..


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