Friday, November 28, 2008

SMA

Paediatric is fun but then it can be so depressing as well…U will see lots of tears been shed away during the rotation..U will see tears from the child….from their worried mother…from their relatives…from the doctors…and from the medical students…

Yesterday, the 1st thing that I saw during the ward round was people crying...I went to the baby ward and I saw few people hugging themselves and cried.. I was wondering what had happened but I didn’t have the courage to ask any of the nurses or the doctors. I saw the faces of my registrar who seemed a bit blank and a bit weary.. I saw a face of the paed sho who was a bit teary as well…And I saw few of the nurses tried to calm them down by giving them tea and tissues…They hugged themselves..Few of them.. And there were 2 things that crossed my mind on that time..

1. Someone is dying or someone already died..

2. The family was given a bad news about their sick child..maybe their child just been diagnosed with incurable diseases or any other diseases..

It was 9 am on that time..

Then I went to the clinic with Prof…

And then I came back again at 11++am..

And I still saw them crying..they haven’t gone to anywhere yet..
And during the tutorial that afternoon mickey told us that a 6y.o/6mnths (xsure sangat) died due to spinal muscular atrophy(SMA)…SMA is an autosomal recessive disease and death is usually due to respiratory failure….=(

Very sad kan?

And then today….

owh ye before that ari ni cam free-free je ade org dapat "sial" from I ngan milah.hahaha..kiteorg tengah nak amik hstory from a baby with Kawasaki disease and mmg kat depan bilik baby tu dah pon...tinggal cume tengah nak ketuk pintu bilik tu when minah siot ni datang and selambe masukkkk and sound kiteorg cakap xleh 3 org dalam bilik baby tu..damn u woman!!hahaha…jahatttt okeh!!kiteorg kat depan okeh!!!jahat2…huhu…tapi xrase pon die boleh dapat a good hstory sebab pompuan tu polish n English die susah sket..huhu..tapi keji okeh!!!!kami dh nak masuk dh..huhu..n malas nak cari gaduh kan so kiteorg blah jer...but alhamdulillah i got an opportunity to take a history from a patient with mitochondrial disorder partial complex 1 deficiency...Disease yang xpenah didengari sebelum ini yang kalau dalam exam confirm xleh jawab..ahhha..its a sad disease..the child usually wont survive more than a yr of life..but this patient (mak die nangis juga), dah 3yrs and half and masih lagi survive tengok dunia ni cume suffered from recurrent infections and seizures...okeh sambung esok la pulak…dh panjang sangat!

4 comments:

paediatrician to be said...

i agree, paeds its not for the faint of heart. you have to be mentally and emotionally strong. it seems wrong to see so many kids suffering where there are so new to this world and have no sins at all.. but believe in Allah who promises heaven for all these unfortunate kids, and even one of the hadith says that these young kids would be able to pull the parents into heaven as well just because of the sheer bereavement and torture their parents went through losing their child. semoga rohnya dicucuri rahmat..

TaNia said...

agree too.. kalo gi kat paeds htal mmg tounching2222 mg heart betol lah.. huhuh.. i start g paeds htal since i ada 1st nephew 5 years ago.. masuk2 jer kat htal tu.. boleh nampak mcm2 kids yg sakit.. ada yg umur 11 tahun tp mcm 2 3 bulan.. huhuh.. stimes Allah nak test kita.. hope kita boleh survive kan.. huhuh.. aina, jadi doc paeds pon best jugak kan? hehhe.. + u pon ada wajah ke ibuan.. ecehhecehhhh.. hehhe :p

Wahidah said...

biler ngan paeds nk cucuk pun mcm tk smpai ati jer kan..yelah paeds ni mudah nk express kan kesakitan yg dialami...

Witty Angel said...

paeds : aha..but its is heartbreaking sometimes tau...ngeee...

tania : tu la kan..very heartbreaking..

wahidah : ala..kadang2 ngada je lebih..amik bp pon sampai nangis2.hahaa