Wednesday, July 25, 2007

ahmah, stay strong...

On friday, the day that i was supposed to leave for PD, my dad receives a call from Raub. My ah mah had taken a turn for the worse. Those words were a great shock because when i last saw her, she was alright. We rushed back to Raub that day itself, and when we got there, ah mah was looking very frail and unenergetic. She was conscious, but very often she dozes off. However, when i called out to her she opens her eyes and nods. We fed her specially fortified milk and it'd take about an hour for her to finish a small cup because she would fall asleep in between spoonfuls and have to be woken up before she'd swallow and open her mouth for more. But she was alright. We were more than happy to keep feeding her that way even if it took all day for her to finish 50 ml.

On Saturday, seeing that she was still okay, my dad drove us all home. That was when i drove to PD and took part in the tri.

Yesterday, I was out in PJ when my mum calls me home saying things have gotten even worse. My father rang me up too, his voice all tensed. Things did not sound very good. I rushed home as fast as i could, packed, and braced myself for the worst. We drove back to Raub. The entire way i worried. The 2 hour plus journey passed by in utter silence.

When we reached ah mah's house we rushed in to see her. Her face have sunken so much, that her eyes bulged out a little. She was in a semi coma state. She did not respond anymore. Everyone around was crying. It didnt take long before my own eyes welled up. I spoke to her gently, but there wasn't much i could say with my limited hokkien proficiency. She seemed to be hanging on only gingerly. Her legs and hands were still warm, however.

We fed her a bit of water, but she'd choke on it immediately. I prayed for her last night. Later in the night she fell asleep. I can't recall how was it we decided that she was going to be alright. Somehow, we all knew we'd still be able to see her open her eyes tomorrow morning.

Sure enough, this morning, she was awake. Her condition had not changed but she was awake. I stroked her shoulders and arms and called her a few times. She seemed to hear me, but her eyes saw past me. A doctor was called in to see if he can tell us how long she has left. When he came, he ran a few checks and found out that her vital signs were looking good. Her blood pressure, temperature were still alright. It was decided then that she should be put on the drip in a hospital. She was taken to the Raub hospital on an ambulance.

I am now at home, but I think her condition has stabilized. My brother is coming back from Perth tonight.

Friends, it would mean a lot to me if you all could pray for my ah mah. Pray that she regains her strength, pray that she gets better. Thank you.

13 comments:

..melanie.. said...

*hugs*
hey..don't worry, your grandma will be in my prayers!

Tisha said...

Heya!
Is this the ah mah who was at your place during your suprise? I like her...even tough there was a language barrier for that few minutes.

You stay strong. Will say my little prayer for her.Take care!

Spend all the time with her when you can.

galnexdor said...

mel: thanks darlin...=)

tish: yup thats her...thanks darlin...=)

jote said...

all the best to her karen.
you'll both me in my thoughts. =]

3POINT8 said...

I'll be praying for her then...

irvinz said...

yoz, will keep her in prayer aye

galnexdor said...

thanks guys...=)

Soon Seng said...

Will be praying for her, and the family as well.. (that includes you.. =)

shirlyn said...

ren..hope tht ur ah-ma gets better soon....

C-CUBE said...

ren, stay strong...ur ah mah will be in my daily prayers....and she will be alright.

galnexdor said...

thank u all...=)

sam said...

wish her get well soon. take care.

ling said...

hey
hope your grandma gets better soon... in the meantime don't worry too much okay? :) *hugs*