I wasn’t at all prepared for that, but I figured if that was the best for him, I’ll abide to what the doctor says. Dr Mazi**h, the Internal Medicine and Endocrinology specialist said that Faris was to get the ultra sound and blood test done, plus to start on antibiotics right away. It was a long process of getting him admitted. First there was the wait for the room that he was to be in Then there were the admission papers to be prepared. Next was to wait for the concierge to come get him from the doctor’s station on Level 7 to go to the admission office which was on Ground floor.
At the admission office, the girl who manned the counter asked me to take a number and wait till my number was called. Was met by the admission clerk after a good 10 minutes wait and had to sign more papers. Finally once the admin work was completed, Faris was taken to the ward by the Ward Concierge. All in all, that took almost two hours (mind you, SJ*C is a private hospital yah…but the red tape and wait sama macam hospital gomen gak).
Both Mommy and son were dead hungry by then as we have not eaten since breakfast. It was Asar by the time Faris settled in room 216. He had some juice which I got him earlier and when he was about to bite on the 1901 hotdog, the nurse came in and told him that they were taking him for ultra sound and it would be best if he hadn’t eaten anything today. Okay lah, food had to wait just a little bit longer.
Since we were not prepared at all to have him in the hospital, I figured I had better go home and get stuffs for him. It was raining and the room was so, so cold. Even after the AC was switched off, Faris was still shivering.
It was rush hour that time when I drove back to Shah Alam and it was pouring too. When I arrived home, Bibik and the girls were wondering what had happened to Abang. Told Bibik that Abang had to stay in the hospital tonight. She went like, “Ohhh kok, tak ada sakit, kenapa harus masuk hospital??”
“Long story lah Bik, later I’ll explain to you.” I told her and now could I have something to eat first.
Party in the room..
We got Faris’ stuffs and went back to the hospital around 6.30pm. It was magrib by the time we got there. Faris was ok..iyer lah…orang tak sakit masuk hospital kan. Macam duduk hotel lah jadik nyer. The girls were busy disturbing their Abang on his bed till the nurses came.
Ahh…it was medication time. First the nurses did an ECG on him. Then they put an IV line and started him with the antibiotics. Woo…poor thing, dari tak sakit terus nampak sakit dah when the IV was stuck into his hand.
The lab guy came after that and got some blood from him for testing. I was so squeamish that I went out to get some fresh air. When his antibiotics was done flowing through, we called the nurse to release the line.
Kesian pulak looking at him now, just like the other sick person in the other rooms. It was kinda difficult for us to leave him there. But he has to take his rest and we need to recharge as well.
“Bye Abang,” said Nissa. See you tomorrow!!