My main enemy is here again. Tonsilitis is attacking again; this time it is due to my own faulty. I was eyeing the delicious syrup sherbet a.k.a. “Bandung” drink at my school canteen and had been restraining myself from drinking it due to my prone-to-Tonsillitis-from-cold-drinks. But 2 days ago, I thought of unleashing myself from the abstinence just to assuage my desire – hence, the health deteriorated! Still, I am at school although feeling very weak as I am now jotting this entry as I have already promised my pupils to do “Bee Model” with them for the ‘Language Arts’ component (English Year 5 syllabus).
Feeling feverish due to Tonsilitis.
With that worsening health, I forced myself yesterday to the Co-Curriculum activity slated every Wednesdays. After that, I heard that Kak Ada, Kak Lin & Kak Sarah wanted to visit Kak Airin who suffered miscarriage at Hospital Selayang. Although initially I had second thought as I myself was not feeling well; but I thought might as well just go with them – and what’s more it was Kak Airin’s 3rd miscarriage and I felt obliged to just to see her to give her a sense of companionship during her tumultuous times.
I’ve never been to Hospital Selayang so; I was a bit agog when I first arrived there. It was huge. Kak Airin is warded at the 11th floor. Before we entered, Kak Airin’s bed was curtained (probably due to prior medical check-up) and we heard she was sobbing vehemently. I waited outside first before Kak Lin prepared Kak Airin. It was sad to see your sister-colleague in such state because you always know her for being perky and cheerful. Her unborn 4 months-old zygote is already blessed with visible humanistic characters (head, tiny hands and feet) and tiny peripheral blood veins – and that what really make her so immersed with such melancholic depression. Kak Airin even managed to take picture of the unborn zygote when the bleeding took place in the toilet; our hearts sank when we saw the picture. She herself was mortified and stunned and could not do anything……..
May ALLAH SWT blessed the souls of the unborn children of Kak Airin’s. There are 3 angels waiting for her and her husband in Paradise. That’s what we believed in Islam. The untainted souls are chose by God SWT and will wait for their parents to graciously serve these chosen people.
But Kak Ada, Kak Lin and Kak Sarah are bunch of roguish and cheerful lots (Salute to them!). So, with few jokes cracked, we managed to bring laughter to Kak Airin. I guess I learned new thing from this. Sometimes, the cliche ‘consoling words’ is not practical. Sometimes, we had to crack jokes even in the dimmest situation just to ignite light within the darkness.
Kak Airin putting a brave face. May ALLAH SWT bless her.
Kak Airin’s husband’s Whatsapps to Kak Ada. Syafakallah.
Today, I heard that Kak Airin was warded in ICU. It was said that she had bad asthma; probably after we left. I pray she would always be alright.
I am the kind of person with high sense of empathy. I am affected by the ripples of plight and sufferings experienced by my surrounding. I pray that Kak Airin will be alright. Amin.