Saturday, October 2, 2010

Just another one of those days..

My Khalida was discharged last Thursday but her medication is still on course. Thus meaning I am again on another week of a NO PAY leave.  The Principal, was VERY understanding giving me some words of encouragement which helped lighten the guilt that was hovering my feelings.

Trips to the local clinics have been occupying my schedule ever since we got home with three visits a day for the nebular treatment. It has made me consider buying a machine of my own but still the Omron one I saw in a pharmacy just the other day (the only one I saw), does not satisfy me because it works too damn slow (based on personal experiences)! 

Not only that, I have also mastered a new skill which is how to spike one's drink.  All this while I have only watched it being done on television shows but  never did it cross my mind that one day I would be doing the same. Because Khalida is a reluctant patient, her oral medication has now been switched to the form of tablets.  So, to get her medicine in her system, I have to crush two pills and extract half from another that is in its casing and mix it all in her drink.  It is better this than forcing it down her throat and see her choke on it sometimes..

One word of caution though...if you plan to spike people's drink with .. say.. Viagra or whatnots, dilute it with hot water first!  If you straight away put it into juices or chocolate milk, you will see the powdery substance floating on top causing the person to notice that their drink has got some unwanted particles which would lead to them refusing the drink and causing you to crush another dose of pills!  Never mix it with tea! The taste is noticeable..orange juice works the best but for asthmatic children the likes of Khalida, anything citrusy is a definite NO-NO! Since her favorite drink is the orange flavored Vitagen, so she can gulp it down as many times she wants..only until she it put off medication.

Yeah, my life can be rough sometimes..imagine me driving in the wee hours of the morning to bring her to the hospital some 120 km away.  But like one of the readers wrote to me :
The last verse of Surah AlBaqarah: God, do not put burden on me which I could not shoulder...
(Thanks Kak Ummi)

So yeah, what does not kill me will only make me stronger!  Insya-allah...hope both Khalida and I will become stronger than we already are!




This is my plain ramblings for today!

6 comments:

The Tea Drinker said...

i've never considered this since the hospital is some 10 minutes drive...

how bout getting one of those rm2k worth of home-nebulizer-kit thingabob.

...or since ur in t'ganu, maybe u can still find those miracle tukang urut to urut asma away.

my 2 rusty cents. :D

Rosfida Abu Sufi said...

Hi there Mr. Tea,
Yes, I am scouring for the nebulizer machine and I have been suggested with a few which only costs from RM 399- RM 500. The RM 2k in which you speak of is the high performance ones if I am not mistaken.

So far, I am quite sceptical about the tukang uruts here..but I will give that a thought..start asking people for tukang uruts yg betoi2 baguih!..

Suggestions, be it in any form, are never two cents to me! Thanks..

Ummie said...

Your daughter asthmatic?
How many years old?
You have plants around your house? Cactus family will be a good start if you don't.

Rosfida Abu Sufi said...

Kak Ummie,
Hi. Well, to say she is asthmatic ..tak tauler..but she is always hospitalized for broncholiotis but I think it is a branch for asthma kan..??

No, I do not have plants around my house..tak menjadi biler tanam.

Cactus..it helps ye..Thanks for the info.

Ummie said...

It's better to have them planted somewhere she's most likely to spend her time at.
If not cactus, any thorny plants will do.

Rosfida Abu Sufi said...

Kak Ummie,
Caring for the cactus should be easy right?? Thanks again for the info..I already have a spot in mind in that barren garden of mine!