Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Life Is Just A Journey

Last weekend, we were all prepared to watch a 9:00 pm movie - INTERSTELLAR which was highly recommended by SK & other friends. It would have been a near 3 hours long movie and we had packed enough snacks to keep ourselves awake. We both had a nice dinner just before the movie while my siblings were elsewhere feeding my aged parents the usual dinner treats at their homes. Halfway trough dinner, I received a SOS call that my mother developed breathing difficulties! My poor mama was panting so hard like a sick dog gasping for air. What happened?



My heart sank to the floor and everyone rushed her to the medical centre where she was whisked into the ICU immediately. She was later moved to the CCU (coronary care unit) where this ward is very specialized in the care of patients with heart attacks, unstable angina, cardiac dysrhythmia and various other cardiac conditions that require round the clock monitoring and treatment.

The specialists found that my mother's lung had collapsed and so much fluid were clogging inside. They hooked her up onto beeping scan monitors with tubes inserted through her hand, nose and stomach. Awwww! It was such a pain to witness all that. Finally, they drained out 1 liter of fluid with traces of blood inside. That was just 1/3 of the fluid and more tests are being done now for the next step.




There is nothing else I could do except to pray, pray and pray hard that heavens will take pity on her. I always believed that we humans have spiritual souls inside our physical bodies, therefore we need to see both the doctors and spiritual divine's help when emergency arises.




I knelt down and poured my hearts out to the 3 Goddesses to help bless & cure my poor mama! I realised that the heavens don't charge me anything for my prayers and wishes while the medical centre charges me a bomb!!!




I offered the lighted lotus candles to the heavens and dedicated the merits to my mother. I just wished that she will not have to suffer and recover swiftly. Someday I might share the beliefs on how these lighted candles can also help all the departed souls.



I clasped my palms and asked the Goddess to bless me with a divine fate reading for my mother. So many tourists were busy taking photos inside the temple and got curious! They started asking me to teach them how to shake those bundled sticks and I ended up teaching Mat Sallehs and Indian tourists! The above man is from India and he smiled so happily after that with the "fate paper" that has both English & Chinese explanation.

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30 comments:

  1. Oh dear, very sorry to hear about your mother.. She has heart problems all the while or it just suddenly "came" last week? 1litre of fluid drained from her lungs? Sounds like pneumonia.. Yes, medical expenses cost a bomb.. Even with G, when he was admitted due to high fever, and later fell down from the bed and received 3 stitches. Both cost RM9k in a week. That's a lot of money to us, and we paid on our own as G did not have a medical card.

    You sound so cool while writing this. I admire you. You still can joke in your first paragraph and the last. If it happens to me, I think I don't even have mood to blog.

    She can only rest, we pray at our best and leave the rest to God.. She will be alright..

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  2. Good evening TM, rainy now in Singapore...

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  3. Sorry to hear about your mum... Will keep her in prayer...

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  4. Sorry to hear that, hope she's getting better by now...

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  5. Oh no... it reminded me of my own mum... she was wheeled into the ICU when she got the 2nd attack... first attack was the night before.. we were in KL... then 2nd attack while in the emergency ward... sigh... by then doctor said she had only 20% of the heart working.. it was so drastic...
    Yes, Pray to our Almighty.... that is what we can do... Take care and God Bless...

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  6. Hope for your mom's speedy recovery.

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  7. Hope your mom is feeling much better now. Will pray for as well.

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  8. Thambee is truly sorry and also sad to hear about what happened to Anay's mom.. hope Anay's mom is in a better condition now and will recover as soon as possible..

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  9. yes, nothing much you can do but then praying can give you peace of mind.. and those lotus candles sure will be very helpful.. looking forward to read some stories about them from Anay.. :)

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  10. ah, Anay became a temporary tour guide cum culture ambassador in the temple?? good, I think you will receive good credit and positive frequency to help the tourists understand the Buddhist and Taoist culture.. the temple authority must be very happy with what you did, and the tourists happy to know such a friendly person who can explain their curiosity.. :)

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  11. anay...so sorry to see this shocking news. You must be worrying out of your mind now

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  12. Hope she is better now and make good progress. Elderly folks when fall ill need long time to recover.

    It's good that you go pray for her too. Yea...despite what doctors and nurses can do...still need intervention from up there. No matter which religion la. Each have a way to pray.

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  13. Anay got go ask for the "Chim" ya. The last pic not what i used to see. last time was in a bamboo container then shake it till a bamboo stick drop out.

    Hope your Chim is a seong seong chim

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  14. TM, all that we can do is pray. God is almighty and merciful. May your mum have a speedy recovery!

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  16. Sorry to hear about this, I pray that your mummy is getting better by now.

    My mum had this breathing difficulties too few months ago, it came all of a sudden. I was so worried too! So I definitely understand how you feel.

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  17. Oh gosh sad to hear that. Hope your mom is getting better by now. Stay strong there.

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  18. Hope your mom get well soon..
    You are definitely very steady, still remain positive through this ordeal. You did a good deed teaching the Indian, good karma will come your way..

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  19. How is your mother now? I hope she is feeling better. Do the doctors know what caused the lungs to have fluid inside?

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  20. Humans suffer because of old age and sickness, hope your mom will overcome this suffering soon and get well soon, jiayou TM

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  21. Sorry to hear that and hope your mom gets better now. It seems like pneumonia from what you described.

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  22. Yannie would resort to pray when coming to situation like this. Yannie too would pray to Kuan Yin Niang Niang and Amitoufo especially. I hope Mama Anay is fine now. How is Auntie Tan? Please do give us an update soon.

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    1. I didn't see anay appear on blogsphere and FB, I am worried.

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  23. Sounds really serious. Haven't been able to come by due to my recent media trip to Tokyo. Just got back not long. Hope your prayers work some charm. Take care, Tan!

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  24. I wish you the best as you deal with this serious situation. As we get older, we will deal with experiences like this with more and more of our friends and family, such is the human condition. You are not alone. You have many friends trying to support you even if we are in other areas of the world. I will say a prayer for both you and your mother.

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