Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Faris Hospitalized

This is the latest update on my son’s earlier appointment with the specialist at SJ*C. After making some physical examinations of the lump that Faris has, the doctor advised that Faris be admitted for through observations and medical tests.

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.

Faris' chart

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.

Then came the IV, terus nampak sakit

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.

The Dad pun sama terasa the pain..

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!!


Kak Teh said...

Kay at least he is in good hands and there are doctors and nurses to observe his condition. Insyaallah everything will be fine..tapi memang kita runsing juga.

My daughter is getting better - flu saja...tapi lemas laaa merengeknya!

Ummi365 said...

Hope there is nothing serious. Get well soon faris.

Just me...Naz said...

I hope your son will be fine.
Take care!

Kama At-Tarawis said...

Auntie Puteri says "Get well soon Faris!" Kay, hopefully, nothing serious, ya. You take care, too.. don't overly susah hat..

Ezza Aziz said...

jangan risau risau dan semoga Faris tak da apa apa serius.

take care to both of you.

Waterlily said...


at least dia kat Msia! Not kat padang pasir mcm my experience with my son hari tu!

Get well soon Faris!

Madam Tai Tai said...


Good that he is staying in to do the necessary tests. Sorry to hear that you had to go thru lots of processes before Faris could get admitted. Ish..

Hope result doesn't show anything serious.

Anonymous said...

Komen Pak Malim kucing ray yg alim.

Semoga Faris cepat semboh, kata Pak Malim sambil meminum teh Boh. Saya doakan semuanya berjalan lancar, kata Pak Malim sambil menuju ke stesen pemancar.

tireless mom said...


Sorry that you missed the Khatijah Ibrahim's concert because of Faris. Added by the fact that Bibik Ton has gone home. What a challenge! Life is like that. There are ups and downs. Hope nothing is wrong with Faris, and can be treated with antibiotics only. Wah Nissa really looked happy in the picture ye. Dia ingat Faris masuk hotel ke?

kay_leeda said...

Dear All,

Thanks for your well wishes. Alhamdulillah, Faris has cleared both the tests he did yesterday. Result from his ultra sound was good and so was the blood test. This morning he did the CT Scan and more conculsive info is on its way.

I guess as mothers we DO worry to the daylights about the well being of our children. Spent the whole of last night tossing and turning in my bed, guessing what would the doctors words be. My greatest fear was the big word "C". Well, you know, this over generalization of lumps equals "C", hence, who wouldn't be scared stiff.

I'm back at work for half the day today. Will be visiting him at the hospital later. Dalam pada kalut malut ni, submissions still have to meet deadlines. Fuhh...there are times when I ask myself, do I really need to go thru all these? Perhaps I ought to start thinking of other options...

So thanks again to all - Kak Teh, as always was the first one in, Ummi, Naz, Kak Puteri, Kak Ezza, Waterlily, Tai Tai, Pak Malim and my dear sis, TM. Your encouragement and assurance really meant a lot to me and my family.


ms hart said...

Kay, sorry I missed the boat! My doa for Faris, get well soon, ya, and to his mom, take care. Not to worry too much, sis. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers.

Queen Of The House said...

Hopefully all results will say everything is A-okay.

By the way, Kay, I ternampak your profile on FB at Azmi Aziz punya page. He was my classmate at MRSM.

kay_leeda said...

Ms Hart,

Thanks for the prayers. Mom mana yg tak worry kan. We are glad to know 2 out of the 3 tests are ok. Waiting for CT Scan results pulak today.

Hope everything will be ok.

kay_leeda said...

Dear Queen,

Yah, A-okay is what we are hoping for. Thanks for yr kind words. were with Azmi in MRSM Seremban? Azmi is my cousin. Our dads are brothers. Small world yah :)