Assalaamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakaatuh. In the year 2017, this was actually my second experience getting admitted to the hospital. But, since I don’t have the memory of my first time being admitted there of pneumonia, I consider July 2017 is my first experience.
This week had been challenging as I was infected with cough and flu at the same time. At school, I was feeling so very tired having to deal with cheeky pupils while carrying geting-bigger-and-bigger tummy. Then, on Wednesday, at around 4 a.m., the coughing got very bad I felt something liquid-like substance running down my leg. It was water-like substance. Immediately I thought,”Am I giving birth tonight??? I was so nervous as I thought it was amniotic fluid!
Ummi came to mind. Being her, at 4 am still awake. Alhamdulillah. Told her what happened and she asked me to go to the nearest Klinik Kesihatan as soon as possible. Went to Klinik Kesihatan Parit Bakar but closed. So, Googled Hospital Muar then went straight to Hospital Pakar Sultanah Fatimah. Thanks Google Map. You have done your job well.
Really guys, if you or your wife is pregnant, get to know the nearest KK or hospital to go to even though you are planning to give birth in other place. Don’t be like me. I just know KK Parit Bakar, and KD Parit Keroma. I thought I dont have to know other medical centres or hospitals just because I am planning to give birth in Kelantan. Silly me.
Reached there, straight to the Emergency Room. Those 2 workers on duty told us to go straight to the Labour Room after telling them that I was 34-week pregnant. It just scared me to death hearing the phrase, Labour Room. There, the Indian guy doctor carried out PSE to check the ‘path’. Was quite embarrassed but my child’s and my safety is more of my concern at that time. The doctor was confused with the liquid sample he got that I was admitted to Ward 13 for monitoring process.
So, that was the start of my first experience 0f 3-day stay in a hospital. Cough + Flu + Suspected Leaking. -_-
Alhamdulillah. I finally got the rest and peace I crucially needed. The doctors and nurses there were very good. I felt so loved and taken care of. Every few house, the nurse would come and check my blood pressure and my baby’s heart beat. I was also given food and pills at appropriate time, BUT still, I felt hungry in between the time. -_-
Laying on the hospital’s ‘comfy’ bed, I managed to get few customers too. Some wanted MBBI book, and others wanted CPG products. I deserved a self reward for that so I had some shopping on Chilindo.Com (supposed to get all the items I bid today) that cost me only RM62 for quite a handful stuff. It would be my last time shopping there I guess. No specific reason. By the way, I really enjoyed the air-conditioned room for 4 even it did make my flu last longer than it should be. #sigh
I was discharged on Friday and alhamdulillah, I got 2 days MC. Thank you doctor for understanding my needs and being my life saviour. That will give the flu and cough more time to heal. Yesterday, the hospital called. The result of the fluid had come out. I was diagnosed with GBS. So, have to make an appointment for that. I hope everything goes well as we always hope for.
“Dear Baby Nik,
Keep moving actively in my tummy so that I can kill the longing of you. Having you really helps me kill the loneliness I am feeling being far from my dearest friends; Ain, Amirah, Azizi, Bahij, Fadhil and Fadzrul. I can’t wait for you to be out of my tummy, crying loud telling people that you are now in the world to conquer, and be in my arms to be the sign of glory of giving birth to another Muslim hero. I can’t wait for you to listen to my heartbeat and give warmth to my cold body.
Please, be hurry. T_T”
ps- Tomorrow, I will start anew with ‘schooling’ with my pupils. I really hope an almost a week out of work will turn out to be something good. I don’t want to be an always-angry teacher anymore. #habitsdiehard