Monday, February 20, 2012

Much Need Break and Heartbreak!

I was admitted for four days in hospital two weeks ago due to some infection. I don’t know what infected me as there are no cuts or bites on my leg. It happened on Thursday night.

I was down with high fever, and I slept for 24 hours. When I woke up, my shin was red. When I touched it, it was warm. Not only it red and warm, it also quite painful when I touched it. 

I went to Hospital An-Nur, and the doctor said it was an infection. She told me that if the infection still persists after 2 days, I need to go to another hospital as I might need to be warded.

She gave me some antibiotic. It’s quite a strong one and some anti-inflammatory pill. On Saturday, a day after I went to see the doctor, I have an earache. First my left ear, than my right and it continue for the whole day. On Sunday, it stopped, but I have a mild headache.

On Monday morning, it attacked my bladder. I had a urine infection, and I told my hubby that we had to go to hospital for further checked up.

We went to Ampang Putri Specialist, and when the doctor saw my leg, the first thing that came out from her mouth was that I need to be admitted. I said okay as this was what the previous doctor said.

So they sent me to one of the beds in the emergency room. As usual, my hand was poked with needles. They took my blood and my urine for testing. They also did an ultra sound to my leg as the suspected that I might have Deep Vein Thrombosis, but the radiologist cleared me. I was relieved.

The specialist doctor came to visit me in my room, and after ruling out the DVT, he instructed the nurse to give me the antibiotics. The nurse injected the antibiotic through my hand. Wow! It was very painful. I felt like kicking the nurse, but she’s only carrying out her duty.

Later in the evening, they gave me another type of antibiotic. I forgot the name, but it was through the drips. Halfway through, my hand becomes itchy and swollen. Damn! I’m allergic to the antibiotic.

The nurse quickly called the doctor, and I was given another shot to reduce the itchiness. By this time, my family members were there. I was happy there were there to keep me company. My brother brought goreng pisang while my youngest sisters brought donut.

They kept me company until 9pm, and by the time they left, I was very sleepy. Thanks to the jab they gave earlier.

On the second day, the red color has reduced, and I thought I could go home, but on Tuesday afternoon, my blood pressure went up. I never have any high BP before, and I'm worried. The BP went back to normal the next day, but then I had mega headache.

The doctor decided to keep me one more day for observation. The whole day I was down with headache, and on Thursday, I was discharged, but I still have the headache. It was a mild headache. The doctor gave me one week MC, and I have to comeback to see him again in one week.

My husband came around 3pm to fetch me, and instead of heading back home, we went to Putrajaya Hospital to visit my father-in-law. He was in the ICU for heart problem. He had been hospitalized on the day I was downed with high fever.

I spoke to him, and he told me that the doctor wanted to refer him to IJN. He said he wanted to come back and see his grandchildren first before going to IJB. I told him to follow the doctor advice.

On Monday afternoon, as I was waiting for my husband to go to Putrajaya to visit him as he was in critical condition, I received a called from my mother-in-law. My father in law has returned to his maker.

My father-in-law was a very nice man. I never have any problem with him, and he was very attached to my little girl Zara. Whatever my girl wants, he would try to get it. He would always kiss my little girl before he went to bed, and whenever he went back to Seremban to his house, he would call and ask for my little girl.

During his hospitalization, he really wanted to see my little girl, but he didn’t get to see. I feel sad whenever I think about it.

He was buried at the same place where my day was buried a year ago, in Tanah Perkuburan Hj Said. Their graves are not far from each other too. Rest in Peace, ya abah.

Ya Allah, aku berdoa agar roh kedua-dua bapa ku, Haji Abdul Rahman dan Haji Baharun, di tempatkan bersama-sama orang-orang solihin. Amin!


  1. I'm sorry to hear it's been such a sad and difficult week. Hopefully you'll be all healed and your sadness will ebb.

  2. Thanks Jeffe. Indeed it was especially for my husband who has to travel between two hospitals.