My staff gave me the clinic card before calling the patient in.I stopped her from doing so. The card was registered under the name of NS bt J. In bracket my staff wrote: Dah meninggal dunia.
Below that was written the patient who's gonna see me.NURUL IMAN. "Okay!Panggil patient masuk" "NURUL IMAN!"
An lady in her mid-50's came in.Carrying an infant.Thats Nurul Iman. 6 weeks old.
Nurul Iman was asleep while in her grandma's arms.Peaceful face.Beautiful face.Full of innocence.
She is the first child for her mum.But her mum is no more with her.Mum died 2 weeks after giving birth to Nurul Iman.Thats about a month ago.
I couldn't help but felt pity for Nurul Iman. At such a very young age she is an orphan. She still has a father but daddy is not in Melaka.Daddy is in Port Dickson working and most probably drowning his sorrow,having lost a wife.
"Bila mak dia meninggal ni kakak?" I have to know. My eyes again fell on Nurul Iman. "Dah dekat sebulan doktor....masa tu 2 minggu dalam pantang". Grandma's eyes were getting soaky.I can see her lower eyelid becoming slightly swollen and tears starts collecting upon its border and corners. The eye whites are slowly turning tinge of redness. A dam might burst anytime now. But we ca blame her.She is still grieving.
"Dia bersalin biasa atau kena bedah kak?" "Bersalin biasa doktor.Tapi lepas 2 minggu dalam pantang dia sakit perut kuat sangat.Kena masuk wad tapi meninggal...."
"Apa pihak hospital kata?"
"Hospital pun tak tahu apa sebab,jadi dia orang buat post mortem.kata doktor dalam saluran darah di perut arwah ada ketulan darah beku...macam yang orang sakit jantung tersumbat tu....Dah ajal dia doktor"
"Jadi cucu kak ni kakak yang bela ke?".Nurul Iman was still sleeping.maybe having a beautiful dream about her mum.maybe.
"Ye doktor....saya bagitau menantu saya biarlah saya jaga.Menantu saya balik seminggu sekali jengah dak Nurul ni"
"Alhamdulillah kak.Kak jaga lah dia baik-baik.Saya rasa kakak bela dia lagi baik dari upah org jaga."
Grandma smiled and threw an eye on Nurul Iman. I am sure she will take care of Nurul well.its her own blood. her daughter's child.
"Doktor tolong check tengok dak Nurul ni...demam pulak."