Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Cerita Ain Sakit

Ain was sick yesterday.

I got a call from Raffles IS clinic at 2.00pm. Ain was sent to the school clinic by her teacher and/or teacher assistant for the second time. She said Ain complaining of stomach ache. The nurse suggested to take Ain for a further check up since she didn't show any signs of usual stomache ache or food poisoning. In fact, there was a swelling under her navel and Ain complained it was painful everytime the nurse pressed her fingers on that area.

The nurse asked if I was going to take her home. I said I've no transport and her father's in Iran now. Reluctantly, I had to let Ain take her school bus home. Furthermore, it was almost time to go home at 2.30 pm and I had to have faith in the assistant on the bus to take care of Ain. I had to. Deep down in my heart...kalau kat Msia dah lama ambil kunci kereta, bukan drive tapi terus 'terbang' ke sekolah anak and take her home safely with me or straight to the clinic.

I tried to call hubby in Tehran. After several attempts, couldn't get hold of him. (What has the US done to Iran's telecommunication systems as it is very very bad! Why on earth did I blame the US...? Because I've nobody, nothing else to blame in this frantic moment...) I left hubby a message to return call a.s.a.p. Hubby did. I told him what happened and asked him what to do. He told me once the school bus arrived, ask the bus driver to take Ain and me and Apit to Al Raffa Hospital nearby. (Along had after school activity and would come back late at 4.40pm). Ya la...what other choice do we have?? The cab won't take us as Al Raffa Hospital is just nearby, about a km away from our apartment. I was thinking of walking to the hospital (plan B) but the painful Ain was not in the condition where she could walk that far.

Almost said ok to the school bus idea...but then when Along reached home at 4.30 - 4.40 pm, nobody would be at home. No, no cancel plan C. Had to think of plan D...

Got no other choice. Had to SOS a friend, the nearest good friend I could think of...Moi, yes Moi and her hubby. Moi's motherly instinct could easily sense my anxious, almost breaking-into-tears voice and feelings. Alhamdulillah, her hubby was willing to help and would come and fetch us at 5pm after Along had reached home. After I hung up, eh tiba-tiba je rasa ada air mengalir kat pipi...

While waiting for Along downstairs, I saw Tini. Ohh she came to send Along, Ain and Apit's milo from Malaysia (but tersilap bawak Iman and Ieam's Nesvita instead). Anyway thank you auntie, Along, Ain and Apit said. Pssst...auntie Tini also had another important mission at this New GOLD Souk building...he he. Upon hearing about Ain, she offered to take us to the hospital as she was free that time. Alhamdulillah...I called Moi right away telling her no need to trouble her hubby since God had sent us this ANGEL!

So, after Along had her meal and Tini had her 'mission' accomplished , off we went to Al Raffa Hospital.

The kind Indian paediatrician said it wasn't appendicitis. Nor was it a hernia. (Ain used to undergo a minor operation for hernia in 2006, that was why I was worried it might be hernia again). Since he couldn't tell the actual cause of pain, he had to do urine and stool test on Ain. For that, we have to come again tomorrow (Wednesday). I also have to make an apointment for a scan at Medic Imaging Polyclinic. After given two types of medicine and an MC, we headed home. It was 8.00 pm when we reached home. Walaupun Ain nampak macam dah sihat boleh jalan kaki balik tapi the kind-hearted Auntie Tini was still willing to wait and send us home. Thank you very much, Auntie Tini. You're sooo very nice!!!, Along, Ain and Apit said.

p/s - To those dear friends: Moi and hubby, Jeda and Nor, thank you so much for your concern. To Tini, semoga Allah s.w.t memudahkan segala urusan anda di muka bumi ini kerana telah memudahkan urusan orang yang berada dalam kesusahan...Amin. We feel very much indebted.

14 comments:

Wiz said...

Hang in there k Ziela, insyallah Ain will be alright. Our dua's for her here.

QiStinA's said...

Hope ain cepat sihat.. ziela.. kalau need anything in future... jgn segan2...

domestic engineer said...

Thank you Wiz. Mom's perseverance is where the kids hang on to when the father's not around.

domestic engineer said...

Thanks for the concern Moi. InsyaAllah Ain tak apa-apa tu.

Husniyyah Hanapi said...

Get well soon Ain dearie...

tini said...

Bila jauh dari keluarga, kawan2 saja yang kita boleh turn to bila kesusahan. Hari ni hari u mana tahu esok lusa hari i pulak..

Sama-sama Ziela, apa yang boleh setakat termampu Insya Allah..
Hope Ain dah sihat ye.

DaNaSh said...

be strong ziela..you are surrounded by good friends so, don't worry too much. Hope ain is getting better.

mother of two said...

ain dah ok ker. tak tau pun... hope takde yg teruk2 yer...

ok ain get well soon.. nanti slepover kat rumah auntie yg cantik nie lagi.

Imeirda said...

Syukur Alhamdulillah - nothing serious. Kita mommies ni when it comes to hal Anak... nothing Impossible.Sanggup buat apa saja. Tapi memang Allah send that "Angel" nak hantar milo dan beli golg at that particular of time. hehe. Hope Ain cepat sihat, ok darling.

domestic engineer said...

"Thank you Kak Sha kerana masih sudi nak mendoakan Ain kat sini," Ain kata.

domestic engineer said...

Tini: Walaupun segala ucapan terima kasih telah diluahkan dalam blog entry tu tapi nak gak cakap thanks skali lagi sebab tolong mendoakan Ain cepat sihat.

InsyaAllah Shiela, Ain takda yang teruk2. Cuma sakit sikit-sikit je lagi kat tempat tu. Ain dah sihat la Auntie Shiela, dah boleh sleepover lagi kat rumah Auntie Shiela yg cantik tu..

domestic engineer said...

Thanks Naza, I'll be strong insyaAllah. We mothers have to be strong when it comes to kids' matter. What more can I say other than being grateful to God I'm surrounded by these people.

Thanks Auntie Zaida. Hope nothing serious with the results of the two tests too. Tu la kan, Allah tu maha kaya..

huraz said...

U take care of yourself too ya since hubby tak ada. Hope ain's further tests are ok. So, dah tahu ke actually sakit ape?

domestic engineer said...

Thanks for your concern Doll. Since the tests may take some time, we'll only know next Wed (Nov 5th) when coming for the next appointment. InsyaAllah nothing serious, hopefully.