Yup, another article of Mr Boyfriend's achievements. I just hope that the gays out there won't be chasing after him soon.
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
I probably woke up on the wrong side of the bed that day. It started off badly when I got a 'lecture' from dad for the smallest thing ever, and later only reached the hospital at 0820H. I was doing my morning rounds when my collegue, who was on-call the previous day called me up to see a patient before he headed home.
It was 38 year old lady, 30 weeks pregnant, having difficulty in breathing. She was known to have Bronchial Asthma for the past 2 years, and my friend had treated her as having an asthma attack. Despite the medical therapy given, her condition didn't improve much and he has informed the specialist about it. He was asked to observe the patient and inform her again if the patient's condition worsened.
I reassessed the patient soon after that and she deteriorated rapidly. She became drowsy; clearly because she was tired from breathing to fast and the accumulation of CO2 in her body. 3 of my other collegues joined to actively resuscitate the patient-by intubating the patient, performing CPR and all. To cut a long story short, her heart stopped beating at 1015H and I pronounced her dead at 1115H.
There were so many things running in my mind at that time. How could she die so suddenly? Was it even an asthma attack? Could it be another diagnosis which was missed earlier? How I am I going to inform my specialist? the Pengarah? And the worse part-How to do I break the bad news to her husband?
You see, maternal mortality is something really HUGE. It is something UNEXCEPTABLE in the field of medicine. Pregnant ladies are not supposed to die..When something like this occurs, the news will go up to the ministry and the all health personnel involved, right from the time she booked her pregnancy up to the last one that saw her, will be investigated thoroughly. It will be a must for us to attend meetings at hospital , district, state and maybe even national level.
To make matters worse, later that evening, I had to attend to a 4 year old child, known case of complex congenital heart disease, who was gasping in the paediatric ward. After performing massive resuscitation, I could not revive the patient and the child succumbed to death.Cause of death: most likely from severe cyanotic spell.
Two mortalities in one day. One from O&G, one from Paeds. In a district hospital. With no specialist around. One hell of an experience that I shall never forget. Ever.
People say that new year is like a new beginning. It gives a chance for you to start over, experience new hopes and new possibilities. To me, everyday is like a new beginning. When something awful happens, deal with it within the same day if possible, and later sleep comfortably that night, and have a fresh start the next day. Of course it is easier said than done. With this in mind, it does help to get on with life as quickly as possible.
I have gone through a lot this past one year. It was like a roller coaster for me; having to work in a new place with new set of collegues, the difficulties that I face with my family and studies, and of course, the troubles that I had with my relationship. Like a friend once told me, all this experiences will make our life more colourful and at least, there'll be plenty of stories for us to tell to our grandchildren. That is, an interesting angle to look from.
Nevertheless, with the Maal Hijrah today and New Year in two days time, everybody would hope and pray for the same thing. To forgive our sins over the past one year, and hoping for a better life in the future.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Not This! Read on....
- Find out about SLAB from UiTM- DONE
- Collect nametag from PKNS- DONE
- Wrap wedding gifts
Saturday, December 20, 2008
The story is about this guy who became depressed after his wife left him, and his life went downhill from there. He's always hiding in his apartment, not wanting to hangout with his friends anymore, and stuck in the same job for years. It was until one day, on old friend of his urged him to join this seminar which asks its participants to say Yes to every oppurtunity that they had. His life changed after that.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Anyway, while I was doing just that, a friend of mine/collegue called. I picked up the phone, feeling a bit suspicious, coz I'm not that close to her and she wouldn't call me after office hours unless it's something urgent. Then she said, 'Wei, it's your turn to do locum today, right? Everybody's looking for u!' S**t. Then it striked me. Of course! I've to be at the hospital right at moment to do locum and I totally forgot about it!- and I'm one and a half hours late! I was thinking about the patients piling up at the casualty..Owh my.
I was also upset that I had to abandon my cooking project today..
I quickly dumped all the stuff that I just bought into the fridge and rushed to the hospital. Luckily the influx of patients today wasn't that bad..
I came home at 11.30 pm feeling tired and hungry. I didn't want my determination to go to waste today, and hence, I still made Char Kuey Teow for dinner! And it tasted quite good actually! Haha, or maybe because I was REAlly hungry..
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
MENTAL HOSPITAL PHONE MENU
Hello and thank you for calling The State Mental Hospital. Please select from the following options menu:
If you are obsessive-compulsive, press 1 repeatedly.
If you are co-dependent, please ask someone to press 2 for you.
If you have multiple personalities, press 3, 4, 5 and 6.
If you are paranoid, we know who you are and what you want, stay on the line so we can trace your call.
If you are delusional, press 7 and your call will be forwarded to the Mother Ship.
If you are schizophrenic, listen carefully and a little voice will tell you which number to press.
If you are manic-depressive, it doesn't matter which number you press, nothing will make you happy anyway.
If you are dyslexic, press 9696969696969696.
If you are bipolar, please leave a message after the beep or before the beep or after the beep. Please wait for the beep.
If you have short-term memory loss, press 9. If you have short-term memory loss, press 9. If you have short-term memory loss, press 9.
If you have low self-esteem, please hang up our operators are too busy to talk with you.
If you are menopausal, put the gun down, hang up, turn on the fan, lie down and cry. You won't be crazy forever.
If you are blonde, don't press any buttons, you'll totally screw up the phone system. Just go away.
Sunday, December 07, 2008
It's nice to not be on-call on Hari Raya Haji..I was doing housemanship in O&G posting i think, and somehow they put my on call on that auspicious day..It was sad initially, but I was lucky enough that there were not many admissions on that day..The one thing that I couldn't forget was when a patient of mine handed me some ketupat, lemang and renang for dinner..Really cured my sadness. On top of that, mum had someone to send my some lemang as well. So the nurses and I had quite a feast!
Anyway, the routine for tomorrow would be the usual. Attending prayers in the morning, and then, dad and my brother would go to the surau to watch the cows and goats being slaughtered...Although, I'm not very sure whether they will be going this year, since we're staying in sect 13 now..
Well, whatever it is, I'm happy that I'm not celebrating Hari Raya Haji at the hospital this year!
Thursday, December 04, 2008
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
And then, suddenly I felt it again. A cold, ticklish sensation over my arm. That 'insect' was still moving... I looked at it harder, through my white blouse, and I shrieked when I realize what it was! It was a.........
I jumped out from my bed, shrugged my body and shoulders, and the lizard fell to the floor..and worse part was that a part of its tail got stuck to my inner sleeve and the rest of the lizard...was gasping for air on the floor of my bedroom. Really!
While the lizard was taking its last few breaths, the next thing I did was....
---spray half a can on Ridsect on it! I was scared ok!
Since I was really tired today, being sleep deprived and all, the scary incident did not stop me from sleeping. After disposing the lizard, I slumped on my bed and almost immediately, I was off to dreamland..