My mother suffered from a mild stroke just two weeks after we relocated to Ruwais. This to me is the first trial in my life here.
It has been three weeks now and she is still in the hospital. At first, things looked brighter with her being able to walk and stand even though assistance was required but when I called her this morning, she told me that 4 days ago she bumped her knee on a sink and now she is unable to stand let alone walk. I called my brother and he told me the MRI results have not come through yet ..it has been three weeks!!! What is taking them so long??
I did suggest to my mother to be transferred to a private hospital but she was reluctant being confident with the government ones, not that I have any doubts but the tardiness is killing me. I know that her main concern is money, not wanting to burden us with the bills but who cares about that..money can be earned, savings are there for rainy days and being in debt for this is something I would not have a second thought about. She still refuses saying that her friends: the doctors and nurses who were once her colleagues are around to which I agree.
I want to go home to tend to her needs but one leg is pinned here. I do have to consider my husband. My kids have to register for school in two weeks time, I can just take the youngest one with me but then I fear that I might not want to come back..I don't know..I don't know.. My siblings are all working and when she is discharged who will take care of her? She will be alone at home until the others return! And my father, his health is also one thing that I worry about. At times he is okay but then at times he goes down with a fever. I know he misses my mum..
If only I were closer..God, render me your strength and wisdom to go through the days with this predicament in my chest..