I prayed and she appeared

During this few weeks of sitting in the Mother & Child Clinic (MCH), I have been praying a lot.

Doa maknya sihat, selamat dapat baby.

Babynya sihat, boleh minum susu sampai mok2.

sometimes ada jugak doa supaya patient tu dtg balik ke klinik for a different symptom if I termissed out on crucial information masa clerk patient. So that I can clarify the facts and rectify the mistakes. At times I just pray I get to see the patient just to know how they are doing.

Alhamdulilah. My prayers have been answered often. Like today.

This lady is in her 4th pregnancy and had bore 3 other beautiful children to 2 different husbands. Her current pregnancy has been complicated with anaemia and towards the end of  her pregnancy is required an intravenous form of medication to bring up her red blood cells. This is important as in any delivery – we anticipate bleeding hence we should be prepared and keep our Hb levels as optimum as we can to prevent further complications.

Despite advice of consuming a high iron diet – she still couldn’t keep up because she couldn’t even have a complete 3 course meals with snacks in between. She was unemployed, the husband had no stable income and the family is lodging in with her brother in law. She just can’t afford to buy food, what more nutritious meals of vegetables and poultry to feed herself and her family.

Habis tu awak makan apa kat rumah?

Saya makan megi lah doktor.

And then she would tersengih innocently because that is how she is. Nak marah pun tak sanggup because dah macam tu gaya hidupnya. The husband? Umph.. doesn’t have a proper job and ‘kerja kalau ada kerja”. Ko rasa?

Just a few days ago, she gave birth to a lovely girl. Such a pure little girl. I got to meet them both today. I asked how are things at home. As usual, to her everything is OK. Thank goodness we have scheduled home visits postpartum. At least one of my nurses will check up on her from time to time. I wished her a hearty congratulations and I slipped an RM50 note into her hand.

REzeki Anak, I say. 

Hoping it’ll be put to good use. I also hope that she will have an abundant milk supply so they won’t have to buy formula milk. I too hope that her baby will not get jaundice and require phototherapy. Aku jugak harap anak2 nya yang lain mampu membesar dgn secukupnya biarpun ada kekurangannya.

InsyaAllah – setiap anak itu pembawa rezeki. InsyaAllah hak-hak mereka juga akan dipelihara.

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