Saturday, January 26, 2008

Klang, here we come:)

It has been an interesting GP posting last week...a lot to share , many things learned but i'll talked about it next time:)

Went to visit Aunt Nellie at Shekinah Old Folks Home, Klang this morning with Randy and Darryl. The last time we went was in November last year and we promised her that we'll go back in December but we didnt make it due to the tight schedule. But since all of us were keen to visit her, Randy decided to drive us down....Thank God for the directions as this was our first time driving there ourselves. Previously, we would take KTM there and another aunty from the church we met Aunt Nellie would volunteer to fetch us:)

I met Aunt Nellie when i volunteered in Doulos in July 2006. The volunteers were arranged to stay in a nearby church and that time, Aunt Nellie and her mom were staying there. She is a very outspoken and friendly woman. But unfortunately she has a disease when she was 14 which is called multiple sclerosis, which is a chronic, inflammatory, demyelinating disease that affects the central nervous system (CNS). Over the years, she has become paralysed from T4(spinal cord) onwards, she has blurred visions and she no longer can sit up straight. Her story was a sad one because the siblings think she is a burden and want to burry her alive at the age of 14 but her mother insisted not to. Due to an heavy sickness last year, the church decided to send her to this Shekinah home because they were worried something bad might happen to both of them, the 90+ years old mother and Nellie.

We brought her out for lunch at the newly opened Jusco in Klang. Pity her la, she has been eating Indian food(curry) all the time because the homes are mostly Indians. As we were having lunch at Kenny Roger's, she told us she was very happy to see us here but she did express some sadness because she missed her mom badly. They were separated after she was sent to the home. The mother is currently staying with her brother. She felt lonely and down when she thinks about her mom and this coming Chinese New Year will be the 1st time she is celebrating in the home with all the indians residents. And it was really sad to hear that she was NOT invited to join her family for Chinese New Year:( Haih...

Then we walked around Jusco, help her buy some groceries and chit chat a bit. Then we sent her back. Thanks to Dr Leong, i learned how to do dressing on wounds:) She had an infections at her back few months ago and she cant clean it herself, one reason is due to her posture, another reason is because she cant even feel the location of it! So i put on my gloves and start cleaning the wound with normal saline...At least i can do something for her and glad that the wound is recovering, the previous time i went, i could still see blood dripping out!! Just hope that she will stay strong and God will do miracles, bringing her back to see her beloved mother.
Aunt Nellie and her mother when i first met them in the church 2 years back:)

Pics taken on Doulos with some of the volunteers

wasSup Doc: Learn to love, when u're overwhelmed with it, spread and share it...Joy will be on his way to the door of your heart:)


Ivie Tan said...

hey you!!!!!! come to klang never even tell me!!! how can!!!!!!! hmmpphhh! =P

so glad to hear you're finally practising med! i'm still studying like a nerd lar.. hehe.. if you guys are free, we shall meet up soon (before 15th feb).. with caryn n kev also okay okay?? =) take care girl, continue to shine HIS light! =)

Ang3 said...

>ivie: I'm not practising med yet my dear...still studying like a nerd!Wahahha...YUP, i'll discuss with the the couple and see we can berjumpa!!See ya gurl...God bless:)