Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Gloom... Scoliosis!


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A new word was added to my not that advance vocabulary  last week...SCOLIOSIS! Mood ceria nak update blog pun dah entah kemana.  A visit to one of the office's panel of doctors introduced me to this word...my youngest boy (he is 17) might be suffering from this abnormality (scoliosis) due to his spine curving to one side.

We were first aware of this problem when afiq was squashed beside his abah in the car (four of us crammed in the backseat) during our visit to JB last December.  'Eh bakpo belakae afiq alik kiri ado isi, alik kanae takdok isi kepek jah ni', afiq was always bending his upper body forward and slouches when he sits.  But like any good and loving abah, he said..'gapo-gapo pun abah sayae afiq' while hugging afiq's thin frame and that brought tears to my eyes....huhuhu.  Upon returning home it was on our mind to take him to a clinic that we always frequent if the kids had any health issues but it was not until afiq brought back a form from his school that sped up things a bit.  The form was for an extra-curricular activity in school and he wanted to join the kadet bomba and of course need to have a clean bill of health in order to join. Interestingly enough  while blog-hopping  I read about  a not so straight backbone  here and  had mentioned it to hubby and so we had a certain inkling on what the doctor might tell us. Kebetulan lah pulak doktor  hari tu memang takde mood nak layan our questions on the why and  how this could happen.  Memang pun cos her clinic has the most outpatients in this town everyday and it is normal for patients to grab a number and wait 1 to 3 hours to be attended by her.  After checking afiq's backbone, the doc say  'keno gi jjupo pakar orthopaedik kat hospital pasal ni, saya tok leh nak oyak lebih sebab sayo bukae pakar hal ni, tengok doktor pakar kato gapo dulu'...adush gelabah mok pok ni!   She wrote a referring note for us to make an appointment with the specialist at HRPZ2.  I glanced at her note and saw the word 'scoliosis'.  The doc added that a chinese school in KB always do a screening on Year 1 pupils to see if their spines are ok, must be due to the burden of their heavy school bags.  Thanks to the not so friendly and tak nak senyum cik kerani ke apa di Jabatan Orthopaedik HPRZ2 we had an appointment with the specialist on 9 February 2012.  As for  afiq, I am glad that at the moment he  seem to be unaffected by this problem and is still laughing watching spongebob on tv and happily playing with Cindy, his bundle of fur joy... we will just have to wait and see the outcome  after our visit to the specialist.....sigh.  Semoga dipermudahkan Allah segala urusan...

4 comments:

Teh said...

Baru baca hal Afiq. bukan disease kan? Isya Allah, pakar boleh tunjuk jalan. Jgn tunjuk kat Afiq yg you are disturbed. It can affect his confidence. Go on day to day, solve problem day to day, l did just that when l was diagnosed with cancer...You will be surprised how advance our hospital nowadays. The specialist will come up with something.

naniasda said...

Tq Teh...biasalah as a parent kita akan sentiasa risau what is going to happen to our kids walaupun yang dah berumahtangga pun.

Al-Manar said...

I am truly saddened to know about Afiq. At an age of 17 he needs to go through this ordeal.

Terimlah apa yang telah ditakdirkan. Susah kita hendah menerimnya tetapi ada hikmat disebalik apa yang berlaku diluar kuasa kita. Cuma kita tidak faham

naniasda said...

Memang betul Pakcik, ini hanyalah satu ujian drpd Allah SWT and I am looking at it in a positive way. Thank you for dropping by :)

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