While working in the office yesterday morning, I received a call from sis telling me mom has been admitted to the Hospital. So I took a half day leave and drove down to Klang. She has suffered chest pain for the past few months. Only last week, she has decided to have a thorough check up. I met up with my elder sis at home and she drove me to the hospital. We chatted with mom and kept her company while waiting for the surgeon and approval of her insurance.
Unfortunately, the insurance has been decline as they needed time to investigate the claim. So we call dad and we decided to pay on our own account first and hopefully claim them back later. Nurse came in to tell us that we have to pay RM 20,000 for the surgery. Whao! What surgery is this? She explained everything while brother stepped in the room. Brother called the agent, his friend to ask for assistance in the case.
Doctor came in to check on mom and we had confirmed with him we will proceed with the surgery first. Mom was instructed to change into a blue rope without any bra or underwear. Sis and I help to tie those strings to little butterfly knots behind the robe. A nurse then came in to inject mum with a very thick needle.
“Tahan ah…sangat sakit one”. I kept my eyes shut but peeping thru holes between my fingers to check on mom. Scary!
She was then pushed on a bed to the 3rd floor for the surgery. We all accompanied her up. I think she was afraid but we cracked jokes to calm her down. I patted her and told we will support her outside here.
We waited for one and a half hours, doctor came and ushered us to the office of the surgical room and showed us the diagrams or screens of mom’s lungs, arteries blockage. It was a minor blockage about 20%, not severe; there is no need for a “Balloon”. Medication should be sufficient at this stage to control. Phew! Relief!
So Mom has to watch her diet, less oil, no salt, she has high blood pressure as well. It shoots up high before the Angiography and Angiogram (an X-ray examination of the blood vessels of the heart, it will reveal the shape of the artery, and can help to diagnose blockage or narrowing). She was afraid I guess. Of coz, I would be afraid too.
She was brought back to her room while we settled the bill. Eventually we only paid 5K. Let’s hope the insurance part is ok soonest possible. She will be discharged from the hospital today. Just spoke to her, she sounded tired. Rest well mom! We will be here to support you. Mom is 58 this year. She is a very jovial lady. She likes to smile. Hope she has a speedy recovery.