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    Question Question about the hospital

    My granddaughter is 5 & has MCADD which is a metabolic disorder. Her body does not break down fat for energy so she has to eat a heart healthy diet & can not go hours without eating. She also can not eat anything that has coconut oil in it. When she was a baby she could not go past 2 hours without eating. She is now much better & can go 10 hours. My daughter & son-in-law would love to visit Aruba. Before they can book a vacation they need to know that if their daughter were to visit the island if the hospital would be able to handle her incase of an emergency. If my granddaughter were to get sick to the point where she could not keep down food she need to go to the hospital. She would need a D10 IV . If she were not to be able to be treated she could have seizures & ultimately possible death so you can see why it is very important to be sure that she can be treated where ever she may travel. I tried a few time emailing the hospital but never received a reply. Has anyone ever had a diabetic attack while in Aruba & had to go to the hospital for glucose? Are there any nurses on the forum that could help or does anyone know of a doctor at the hospital that we could call.

    My husband & I are visiting Aruba the beginning of October & plan on bringing our granddaughter protocol letter from her specialist. We plan on speaking to the doctor at the resort & also possibly visiting the hospital.

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    Dr. Horacio E. Oduber Hospitaal
    Dr. Horacio E. Oduber Boulevard # 1
    Oranjestad, Aruba
    Tel.: (+297) 527 4000
    Fax.: (+297) 587 0321
    Email: c.huntington@arubahospital.com
    Website:http://www.arubahospital.com





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    since your granddaughter will not be visiting in October, then I can assume that you are not in any great rush.

    i cannot answer your question(s) but did provide the hopsital phone number.

    also too, you may want to contact Dr Habibe (SP?) when you are in aruba.

    also...on of your best places to start would be with the pharmacist at St Ana Botica, on palm Beach rd.
    ask the pharmacist to put you in touch with a physician that she/he recommends.

    also, i have reached out to afriend on island who is a great source.
    i will ask her for her advice to pass on to you.
    good luck

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    here is her reply
    Hey Andrea,We have a huge diabetic population here and both the ambulance and hospital are well versed in this. The web sites mention a polymer emergency drink. I will check if we have that here, but the parents should bring this.

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    Thank you very much!

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    This is great. I will check with Dr. Habibe & with the pharmacist at St Ana Botica. Thanks so much for all of this. I really appreciate your help with this. It means a lot to me.

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    you are most welcome.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fran Manning View Post
    This is great. I will check with Dr. Habibe & with the pharmacist at St Ana Botica. Thanks so much for all of this. I really appreciate your help with this. It means a lot to me.

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