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If you get sick in Aonang ..... Dr Somboon!

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If you get sick in Aonang ..... Dr Somboon!

Hi all,

we just had 8 days in Aonang with extended family. There were ten of us traveling together - two families. Unfortunately both of our boys (aged 12 and 15) became very ill half way through our stay. They started vomiting during the night - violently - many times. In the morning we asked the hotel to call a doctor to come to us. They were too sick to move from the room. Dr Somboon came. He has a practice just up past the Mcdonalds - with a huge sign out front Dr Somboon Polyclinic.

I want to give him a high recommendation here in case others need medical care. He has been practicing in the area for 20 years and is a very experienced doctor. He spent nearly an hour with us in the hotel room and treated the boys with various anti-nausea drugs and started them on antibiotics.

The injection did not work with our eldest son - Dr Somboon came back later with his nurse and administered a stronger drug which did stop the vomiting. He then telephoned us at least four more times and told us we could call his mobile at any hour for help.

One of our boys had to have IV glucose - which he administered in the hotel room. Both boys were very ill and could not leave the bed for three days. One week on, they are still very weak.

Dr Somboon explained things very clearly to us - gave us instructions in writing - filled in all the necessary paper work for our insurance claim and was very supportive.

I hope this doesn't happen to any of you. We have been traveling to Thailand regularly since our boys were born and this is the worst thing that has happened to us. You just never know - so please take all precautions you can. Use hand gel - and I would now also wipe down hotel room surfaces with antibacterial wipes, just to be sure.

Thanks to Dr Somboon - you really helped us through this difficult time.

Caroline.

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1. Re: If you get sick in Aonang ..... Dr Somboon!

Service above and beyond. Hope the boys are coming good by now.

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2. Re: If you get sick in Aonang ..... Dr Somboon!

Thanks 4B... still a bit fragile - but were ok to fly home.

We had a great view from our hotel rooms so that helped.

C.

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3. Re: If you get sick in Aonang ..... Dr Somboon!

Oh gosh, sounds terrible! Hopefully went need home him but its comforting to know he's around if need be x

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4. Re: If you get sick in Aonang ..... Dr Somboon!

Any idea what caused them to be so sick?... Hope they are on the mend now :)

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5. Re: If you get sick in Aonang ..... Dr Somboon!

Not the salmon mousse was it?

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6. Re: If you get sick in Aonang ..... Dr Somboon!

WoW. That illness sounds terrible. Hope your boys are getting better.

The Dr sounds very committed.

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7. Re: If you get sick in Aonang ..... Dr Somboon!

Thanks for the good wishes....

Kimmy - I think you may have been typing with a cocktail in hand?

Hi Breezley - the doctor wasn't sure. He treated them for a bacterial infection. He said with the humidity and lots of rain there had been numbers of cases of vomiting bugs around. Don't think it was food because they didn't eat anything the same.

No 4B - no salmon mousse. There was a day with a very low tide while we were there. Everyone was collecting pippies. The next day one of the massage ladies invited us to try some of the pippies they had cooked. I turned down the offer.....

Caroline.

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8. Re: If you get sick in Aonang ..... Dr Somboon!

Sorry to hear the boys were so ill but thanks for posting the doctors name, i've taken note if we ever return to Krabi.

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9. Re: If you get sick in Aonang ..... Dr Somboon!

Hope the lads are feeling a lot better now Caroline.

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10. Re: If you get sick in Aonang ..... Dr Somboon!

Best wishes for a speedy recovery.