Thursday, December 24, 2009

hol-spital

I spent two days of my holiday period in the hospital. Yes. REAL Hospital with a capital H.


No. Not an educational trip. Not a monthly visit either. Definitely not for fun and '
suke-suke' purpose. So, what's left?





You know what? I WAS SICK.







Oh. So YOU dont know?







I SEE...








Wait up, should I tell ya guys about that? Hmm.. I dont think so.










I made up my mind already. I REFUSE to tell YOU about it.










So?? Out of this page this instant please!! Geee. Dont understand English, ah???


































Okay. Fine. If YOU insist.









To set the record straight, its my SISTER who got sick. NOT ME. I was just twisting with the words metaphorically. I got sick the time I knew my sister was sick. Got it? :D
She's only 10 and she suffered from appendicitis. Acute appendicitis. Let's ask the help of Mr.Google to translate the meaning of this ap-pen-dee-whichever-that-name-is. I hate to ask for Mr.Wiki's help because of his use of extravagant-medical-terminologies in which I find it difficult to understand.

1. Definition: Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix, which is the worm-shaped pouch attached to the cecum, the beginning of the large intestine. The appendix has no known function in the body, but it can become diseased. It is a medical emergency, and if it is left untreated the appendix may rupture and cause a potentially fatal infection. Appendicitis is the most common abdominal emergency found in children and young adults. One person in 15 develops appendicitis in his or her lifetime.

2. Causes: The causese are not well understood, but it is believed to occur as a result of one or more of these factors: an obstruction within the appendix, the development of an ulceration (an abnormal change in tissue accompanied by the death of cells) within the appendix, and the invasion of bacteria.

3. Symptoms: Pain beginning around or above the navel. The pain, which may be severe or only achy and uncomfortable, eventually moves into the right lower corner of the abdomen. There, it becomes more steady and more severe, and often increases with movement, coughing, and so forth. Loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting may occur.

4. Treatments: Immediate appendectomy: opening the abdomen in the standard open appendectomy technique or Laparoscopy: a smaller incision is made through the navel.


5. Prevention: Appendicitis is probably not preventable, although there is some indication that a diet high in green vegetables and tomatoes may help prevent appendicitis.



So now, make way for me to tell a story. It begins with a child (my sister, Izzah) complained about her stomachache one night. She mentioned the pain was on the centre, upper part of her abdomen. Due to her gastric problem she always had, my dad prescribed her the usual medicine she used to take. But the pain kept bothering her for few days. And it became two weeks. The pain then moves to other parts of her abdomen. It was on the lower right near her navel.

My mom became worried and urged my dad to bring her to Kuantan Specialist for diagnosis. It was Thursday, 10am.


Turned out it really was Appendicitis. As my dad has a close contact with the officers there, my sister was then scheduled for a laparoscopy surgery in the afternoon. I was at home, taking care of my other siblings when I got hold of the news. God, I was very, very nervous. At 4pm, the surgery ended. And she had to stay overnight in the hospital.


Our former plan was for my dad and mom stayed in the hospital to accompany my sister. But then, me and my sisters will be left all alone at home. Plus, my dad had to go somewhere else the day after. In the end, my mom was to be the only one staying with my sister that night.


I just felt the need to offer my help to stay with my mom and sister. I dont know why, but I did. So my mom said Yes and I packed my clothes.


My dad fetched us at home and all of us paid Izzah a dearly visit that evening.

We were waiting for the 'break fast' time when the TV displayed the overwhelming news on the Malaysia's football team Under-23 who won the Laos SEA Games.


The adorable and omg...... the twins!! :D

The excitement of them winning the game made me forgot somehow that I was in the room with my sick sister. And I was supposed to control the emotion. Seeing my sister was still "alive-and-kicking" was a relief and I did not feel the need to grief no more. So, I took the time to fool around, to lighten up everybody's mood that evening.


Syakirah, 13 my taller-than-me younger sister

Jehan, 16 and an unknown human being :D

At 7.15 we break the fast. As my sister had to stay overnight, we had to find a suitable spot to crash. The room my sister was placed was a small room shared together with one other patient. So my daddy asked for a single room. And we got it.

Inside, it's more spacious and comfy

It was 9pm and they had to go back home. Jehan and Syakirah got other commitments the day after, same went to my dad. My dad will sleep with Adlin that night, my mom said. But the problem was that....








Adlin WANTED to STAY WITH ME and MY MOM. In the HOSPITAL.













Oh. My. God.















I was like, WHAAAAAAATTT???













Great. I got exams when the holiday's over and I got stuck with this kid in the darn HOSPITAL room! What a quality time spent during my last few days of holiday.

My dad returned with blankets, extra pillows, biscuits and Adlin's clothes. My mom slept with Adlin on the floor.

I chose the comfy couch to land my body on. Practically I had to sleep with my two legs dangled over the other side of the couch. I am short and now you can imagine how comfy the couch really was.

It was 12.30am and I was still wide awake. Back-ache. Ouch.

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Friday, 1 Muharram 1431H

Adlin carried out her ritual routine - annoying people

Morning exercise

She saw the Cocopie ad on TV and demanded for one, begging me to go downstairs and buy it. I hate you, Mila AF.

Please be alert if you see this kid wandering around the neighborhood. She has the potential to harm you. Just. Be extra careful. :D

At 4pm after my dad settled his business, we checked out from the hospital. On our way back home, I heard my parents complaining about the inefficient service provided by the attendants in the hospital. I was too tired to comment.


As Sunday arrived, I did not feel like going back to the campus. The tension. The sorrow. The exam. The books.


Holiday in Hospital, what more can I say?

7 comments:

  1. Whoa, best!!!:D

    Your sister syakirah muka sebijik mcm you!

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  2. best? sure u used the right expression, sarah? :D

    hehe. name pon adek bradik, kan... :D but i bet i look YOUNGER than her.. :D

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  3. cantikla baju, beli kat ne?

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  4. semoga adik-nya cepat sembuh ya...

    long time not dropping any lines here
    and hei don't forget to enjoy your campus life...
    youth's supposed to be fun...

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  5. anonym-hmm, tak ingat da beli katne. my mom y belikan... :D

    dee-yes thank you. i'll try.. :D

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  6. She looks energetic :)
    And as time passes, you'll find that this holiday of yours is one great addition to your memory ^^

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