Thursday, December 10, 2009

A Pain In The Heart

It's been a woefully depressing day today. In the morning Pak Abu received news that one of his MCKK classmates had just passed away due to blood complications. Ayub was only 57. We were unable to visit because his jenazah was taken back to his hometown in Kedah in the afternoon.

Just before noon, another phonecall relayed the death of another friend. Arwah Affendi was an affable man with a wealth of knowledge about traditional healing. A masseur, he was at our house several times some months back to help Pak Abu regain the strength of his numbing fingers and joints.

Just before Maghrib, we were jolted by yet another call, this time to inform that my former brother-in-law, Nazri (whom we call E) already in a critical condition since yesterday due to a heart attack and liver complications, suffered another attack in ICU this evening and is fighting death.

We rushed to University Hospital, to find a large crowd of family members already gathered in the cardio ward. While we were there, he suffered yet another seizure. The prognosis wasn't good.

The doctor in attendance informed that they had done the best they could. She said his system was shutting down and that he was being kept alive by the machine. We were asked to say our prayers; many read the Yaasin at his bedside.

While E's mother (my former mom-in-law) was calm, E's children weren't so composed. My heart bled for his five kids, who are extremely close to their single-father dad, having been raised by him and their grandma.

Soft-spoken Nazri, 60, affectionately called Pak Utih by his nieces and nephews, is a much-loved uncle. My children Naj and Ann rushed to the hospital from their office to be with their ailing Pak Utih, while their sister Awwa followed suit from home, with us.

At the time of writing, E's condition remains critical. This is going to be a long night. Please say a prayer for Nazri Abdul Rahman. Semoga dipermudahkan segalanya untuk dia apa jua yang Allah swt tentukan baginya...........

9 comments:

kay_leeda said...

InshaAllah Kak...All our prayers and doas are for yr (former) brother-in- law. Ketentuan Allah, HE knows what's best for us all.

Inalillah...to Pak Abu's friend, Ayub and Affendi. Semoga roh mereka di tempatkan di kalangan orang-orang beriman.

mamasita said...

I am sad to hear of your very painful day..

Kematian sudah tentu dan kepada yang pergi dulu kita doa roh mereka tergolong dalam golongan yang soleh.

drbubbles said...

Puan Puteri,

Takziah dari saya dan moga-moga dipermudahkan dalam menghadapi ujian ini.Amin!

Pp said...

Doa dan bacaan AlFatihah...salam takziah kepada puteri kama dan keluarga arwah2 yang pergi mendahului kita.

at this phase of our lives...semakin hari semakin hampir kita kepada garisan penamat.

Kak Teh said...

Salam takziah drp kami berdua. Dan semoga E - am sure I have met him, dalam jagaan terbaik. Take care.

MY HOMESTAY said...

Salam..semoga tabah menghadapi segala cubaan dari Allah s.w.t. Syukur adik saya pun selamat menjalani pembedahan pemindahan injap jantung pada 30hb November.

Deen

Al-Manar said...

I pray for them all, and feel the pain you are going through. Constant reminders to us, aren't these?

Awang Goneng said...

Salaam Puteri,

Saya turut berdu'a semoga Allah merahmati arwah Ayub dan Affendi, dan memberi kemudahan kepada E dalam apa yang dihadapinya sekarang.

Semoga Allah memberi kesabaran kepada saudara mara sekelian.

Kama said...

TQ all, atas keperihatinan...