Palestine – The Land of Anbiya’

I believe most of you heard about Gaza, Palestine stories. Gaza has been bombed non stopped since last Monday. This time they are attacking residence, hospitals and even coffee shops!! Basicly, the whole Gaza town. Israelis dropped missiles from the air, sea and land. This is genocide!!

Photo googled from the Internet 

Israel wants to kill the Palestinians.. literally vanish from this world!!

Where I get these stories from? No.. not CNN, BBC or ABC. Of course they will report to you that Israel was bombed by Hamas. ABC “wrongly” reported that the scene of destruction that they are showing is in Israel where in real life, it was in Gaza!! They gave the wrong impression to the world!! Anyway, I get my stories from the twitter (yes!) You can follow @BreakGazaSiege_ or even one of the doctor in Gaza hospital.. @GazaBarca for real life update from Gaza itself. My Twitter timeline is full of these story from people in Gaza itself. Israel laknatullah can’t fool the world anymore. All the news that were not reported in CNN or BBC or what not.. is available on social media!

Here we are in Malaysia, living in peace (well, I know there’s snatch thieves here and there but at least we are not at war!) nicely go shopping at Bazaar Ramadhan buying food luxuriously (guilty of that!) and 5 baju raya!!

And those in Gaza.. living in fear, not even sure whether they will still be alive the next second because missiles and bomb and just drop anytime. MasyaAllah. I can’t even imagine how would they feel. I’m always in tears every time I read my twitter timeline, they are in so much pain, physically and emotionally.

I keep thinking, what can we do to help them..

1) Boycott Israel product

or whoever or whatever that supported Israel. Our contributions to Israeli’s economy will be used to by bombs to kill other human beings. I DON’T WANT!!! I’m not gonna kill another Palestinians. They have suffered more than they can bear. May Allah grant Jannah for all the Syahid and Syahidah..

No more Starbucks, McD. You may think a cup of frappucino might not hurt anyone. But what if a thousand people thought the same way.. what if 10,000 people still buying Starbucks frappucino?? That one maybe equal to a missile probably.. I don’t know. I never bought a missile before..

Here’s the list I get from Boycott Israel Campaign 2012.

Read under Nestle.. Oh my.. I have to find substitute for my Maggi and Nescafe!!

Check out the sub company under Estee Lauder & Loreal.. I think I’m left with NARS, SKII and probably Chanel!! (That is actually quite a good news for me!) Haha..

2) Donation

Money. Clothes. Food. Medical supplies. Whatever things that they need to survive day by day. I know this established NGO AmanPalestin has been around for quite sometimes to help the Gaza, Syria and Egypt during their hardship. They are very well-known for their charity work. I know they are doing this donation drive where you can just donate from your phone. Even it’s small amount.. it does matter to them.

Type PALESTIN <space>10

(for 1 / 3 / 5 / 10) in Ringgit Malaysia

and send to 39111

When they received, they will send back a message to you saying…. “Terima kasih kerana menderma untuk Tabung Aman Palestin”

Easy right. Just grab your phone and donate. I believe you spent more that RM10 at Bazaar Ramadhan for buka puasa, right. Let’s sacrifice one piece of murtabak (that’s about RM3, I believe) and donate to these Palestinians.. We can do that, right? 1 piece of murtabak today, tomorrow maybe no ayam percik, the day after that probably no tepung pelita.. Even it’s a little bit, it’s still count. Ever thought about donating 5 times a day? Like every time after prayer ;) Maybe can score a little brownie points from Allah too!! :D

Maybe there should be a NGO that can help us sent bomb to the Israelis too.. Something like..

ISRAEL<space>BOMB

Send to 39xxx

That would be a great help, right?!!

3) Du’a

That our most powerful weapon. Trust Allah.

Photo googled from the Internet

Look at these Palaestinians. MasyaAllah.. They know the Israelis can drop their weapon anytime, but they still come for solat even in an open air area. If we were in their positions, would we be able to do that?

I am not a professional writer. I’m just writing from my heart. My heart feels heavy for these people. I hope you don’t mind sharing this articles with others so more people will contributes to the donation drive. More people will boycott Israel products and more du’a for the Palestinians.

This is not about religion anymore. This is about human right!

XO

Ramadhan 2014!

It’s time of the year again.. Ramadhan is here!! Alhamdulillah we are given another chance  this time for another round of this holy month. I wanna wish all of your a happy Ramadhan. May Allah grant us goodness and protection during this holy month. May He bless us with health and happiness, and most of all, may He accept our good deeds and ibadah.

Here’s Bella after school, feeling excited looking at mirrors around her in a changing room at the tailor shop. May you get infected with her happiness :D

Take care..

X

Because People Live When You Give..

Are you free next weekend? ;)

There’s going to be a blood donation drive going on at the eCurve.. well, obviously to collect more blood for our Blood Bank.

The reason I’m advertising for this is because..

I like blood..? Haha..

No, that’s not what I meant.. It’s just closely related to my work.

I’ve seen bad polytrauma cases that needed 25 pints blood and blood products transfusion, pregnant mother that bled 12 litres while giving birth, dengue haemorrhagic fever that needed blood transfusion, liver transplant will have 30 pints pack cells and more blood products standby for transfusion. We drink blood here in the hospital, people!!

Seriously, your blood will save peoples life. Who knows today you help others, another day, someone else will help you, insyaAllah..

Lets donate some..

because people live when you give..

XO

Dengue. Let’s End This!!

Hi all..

I had a bad ICU call few days ago. It was horrible. I was just mega-exhausted. Our ICU is 22 bedded, and one person taking care of 22 beds during on call is mad. Really.. It’s the Intensive Care Unit.. not the normal ward. if one patient collapsed is still do-able. But there was one time, I was on call, and I had 3 patients collapsed and needed CPR at the same time!! MashaAllah.. The angel of death must be really busy that night in the ICU..

Anyway, back to my on call story. My ill patient that night was a dengue patient.

Dengue nowadays are so much different. It’s getting more and more difficult to manage. They need ICU care just for dengue. At the place where I work, we even have a dengue ward. The load of dengue patient in the hospital is getting worse over time.. and mortality or death due to dengue fever has increased significantly. Since January 1, 2014 until now.. there’s already 22 people died of dengue!!

Yes, it’s because of this mosquito called Aedes Aegypti

Image from Google

If you happened to find this mosquito with black and white stripes on its legs. Kill it!!

Kill!!! Kill!! Kill!!!

If you can’t.. then run for your life!!

This Aedes mosquito is the carrier of flaviviruses. (Yes, dengue is a viral fever!), so, no antibiotic needed unless you have a secondary infection..

But seriously, all of us have to play part in helping to eradicate the mosquitos. When you use the mosquito spray, it only works on the adult mosquitos. But it doesn’t kill the mosquito eggs!! This is the part where you should ask me.. where does this mosquito eggs live?

The mosquito eggs live in stagnant water!! Yes, probably it’s in our flower vase, or the kolah air in our toilet, clogged drain, rooftop gutter or construction areas. Please, I know we can’t go and clean the construction area but at least what we can do at home is remove all stagnant water in our house / compound. Change the water in the flower vase everyday  (yes, you heard me!!) Make sure the drain around your house is working well, no leaves or anything that can clog the water flow in the drain..

Aedes usually comes out twice a day, during dusk and dawn.. What I do at home, is to close all windows and doors early. And mosquito repellant to prevent mosquito bites. Sometimes the lotion repellant, sometimes the sticker repellant. For the toilet that we rarely use, I keep the toilet seat cover on, so the stagnant water in the toilet bowl won’t be the ground breed for this  Aedes fella..

Typical symptoms of dengue is fever, bone pain (myalgia), joint pain (arthralgia), loss of appetite, common flu-like symptoms, headache and pain behind your eyes (retro-orbital pain).

The technology nowadays can even detect dengue at day one when you started to have fever. There’s a blood test called NS-1 to detect dengue virus in your body. Usually, during first of fever, your platelet count will not be so low. (Lucky there’s this NS-1 blood test that is very specific for dengue fever!). So, if you live in a prone-dengue area, and having dengue symptoms, get yourself check early.

Please, please, please..

Let’s do our part. Don’t let the mosquito breed easily. Enough people dying of this illness. Prevention is better than cure.

#MsiaEndsDengue

For more information on dengue and other health issues, you can follow @mimpatwt on Twitter or download their Malaysian Medical Gazette app on your iPhone and android.

www.doktorbudak.com

OK.. What a great response / argument / debate / fight on my previous entry before.. Thank you!

Seriously, thank you for all you feedback. Whatever your believe is, I’m sure, we as a mother always want the best for our children. Whatever your decision is.. to vaccinate or not, I know you think it’s for the best of your children. And we, as doctors, our job is to educate the public as much as we can. Hence, I invited a credential pediatrician herself, and also a good friend of mine, Dr Zahilah Filzah to help me with the vaccination issues.

There’s no better time to introduce to you to my pediatrician colleagues webpage with the intention to help mommies out there in regards to our child’s health problems.. A new blog called www.doktorbudak.com (isn’t that cute?!) It’s actually a blog where you ask and the pediatricians answer.. It’s like an online consultation page but of course it will never replace the need for your child to see the doctor themselves if they are unwell. It’s available in both English and Bahasa Melayu. And they also have Twitter account @doktorbudak . How convenient!!

The New Straits Time had an article about this upcoming paediatrician blog on the news yesterday. Please make full use of these enthusiastic pediatricians in helping all parents out there, mommies..

XO

Ramadhan Datang Lagi..

Alhamdulillah panjang umur kita, sampai jugak ke Ramadhan tahun ni kan…

I want to wish all BarelySupermommy readers a happy fasting. May Allah accept our good deeds during this holy month. Take good care of yourself. Whoever is breastfeeding, a lot of people claimed kurma is good in producing more milk. Drink enough water. Be good everyone!!

Lots of Love.. XO

A Little Thank You

I want to thank all of you for your kind messages and well wishes I get from this blog, to my email,  Twitter, Facebook and even Keek after our Romantika episodes last night. I’m sorry I can’t reply to each and everyone of you. Thank you again for your love and support. 

We love you too!!

XO

33 Years

Today, April 5, 2013 marked the 33rd year my parents were married. And yesterday was my mom’s birthday and this year is extra special. After more than 30 years of teaching, now she’s no more going to school!! (She’s a teacher, y’all) She’s officially a pensioner!! My dad is really happy he finally has my mom staying at home with him. I can see it from his eyes that he is genuinely happy about it. “Abah dah suruh maa berenti kerja laamer dah, finally pencen pun..” he told me yesterday.

I’m just plain happy for both of them.

Marriage is a lot of work..

Wedding is fun, honeymoon phase is a.w.e.s.o.m.e. but marriage is really a lot of work! You’re juggling your work, daily house chores, children and husband every single day. If you don’t enjoy what you’re doing, you’re killing yourself slowly inside because you barely have time for yourself.

Whenever I see an old couple walking together holding hands, I really envy them. I want be like them. Even after soooo long, it’s still the same person they are walking with, same hand they are holding and they never get tired. Isn’t that sweet?

To me, marriage is about two people committed themselves to each other, sharing the same desire to spend their lifetime together, and willingness to be there for one another. In Al-Quran, it’s clearly stated “They are clothing for you and you’re clothing for them..” (Al-Baqarah, verse 187). Like our clothing that covers and protect our body, couples defend each other’s honour. They protect and enhance each other’s beauty while shielding that which must be hidden, according to Allah’s rules.

To maa and abah, Happy 33rd Wedding Anniversary. May Allah granted Jannah to both of you. Thank you for being there for each other. Thank you for giving us, the children a good example of what marriage is all about. We love you both!

XOXO