“Take an IV and call me in the morning….”

Just like aspirin used to be the one-size-fits-all medicine for the United States so an intravenous injection is the cure-all in Cambodia.  If a person goes to a doctor or a clinic and doesn’t get an IV, he/she feels like he’s wasted his money.  Need it or not, you’re SUPPOSED to get an IV!  People will go to a pharmacy and get an IV and administer it to themselves at home.  Here a family returns from a doctor visit for a (not visible) infant the mother is holding and like good parents they make sure the baby gets his IV on the way home!