Wednesday, March 23, 2005

The reason I've not been blogging for a while...

Trivial Triflings of An Aimless AKK

hey all! have to apologise for not updating my blog. I've got a really good reason: here's an excerpt from an email which I wrote to my good friends recently:

Last but not least, mum got infected with dengue and ended up in bed with chronic fever. situation got worse and she went first to hospital, then to intensive care. Bad case.

For a while, I seriously questioned her mortality when i was hunkered down in the ICU visitor lounge trying to go to sleep on 3 chairs at 2am in the morning. I was really really close to losing her and it was really really scary....

she got less water in her lungs now and is slowly improving, but she is still being 'incubated'. Means she's hooked up all over with a big tube down her throat to force her to breathe. It was a horrible sight, but compared to her first days in ICU when she was confused and struggling to breathe without the tube (they had to restrain her) and with her machines blaring out alarms whenever her heart rate, blood pressure etc went too low, it was actually a very joyful affair for me.

In fact, how I know i got my mum back? Eventhough she can't speak with the tube, she is actually lucid enough to make a rude gesture at the diagonal bed-ridden patient for delaying the nurses from cleaning and changing her.

Life is really unpredictable, guys, while I'm appalled that my mum is sick and still critical, i'm joyful that she didn't leave my dad and us this soon.

Okie dokie, I'm off, got work to do. :)

Hmm....wally, was wondering if i go California for holiday, will you give me free lodging?

love u pple....
*********

6 comments:

Blah! said...

Hope ur Mom gets better soon. Remember to smile always...

Ang Ku Kueh said...

Thanks for your concern! She's off the incubator, so everything will be alrite, :)

Anonymous said...

hey yah, free lodging for you. np.

Ang Ku Kueh said...

anon:
wah lau, w.w., I tot who wrote that. sorry, man, can leave initials? thankee! anyway, got so many wallys out there. leave your name. hehehe....

wally said...

do u read old old comments?

Ang Ku Kueh said...

wally,

Gosh, man! yes, I try to find them where you left them! Like what you are doing now! But you can always comment on the latest blog even if it's about something older. :)