I Ramble: 21 June 2017

In the name of Allah, the All-Compassionate, the All-Merciful.

For the first time in my life, I dialled 995 about an hour ago. Le fiancé called me just as I was about to sleep, saying he is struggling to breathe. He tried to see if he could regulate his breathing but in the end he couldn’t and asked me to call for an ambulance. By the third time I called him, he could barely speak. I had to hang up the phone because I gave the emergency operator his contact info since I couldn’t be by his side.

I thank Allah that amidst the panic, I managed to remain calm when calling 995 and I remembered every single detail of him. His age and his home address.

I couldn’t establish contact with him afterwards until about 2am, when I decided to call up Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH), after spending some time trying to figure out which was the nearest hospital to Buangkok Green.

I thank Allah also that I remembered his IC number so the TTSH hotline operator was able to check for me if he had checked into the hospital. Just nice, he just arrived when I made that call.

I wanted to fly over if it was possible but I know I have to keep my cool.

Anyway, he managed to get back to me and told me he is under observation. He told me there is no need for me to go over. I’ll definitely make my way there after pre-dawn meal and morning prayer. Because I am cash strapped, I will have to take public transport.

I really hope we can pay his medical billing using my medisave because he said he doesn’t have any left after draining it for his late mum’s medical expenses. Or else, I can only hope the government has some kindness to top up his account.

I can’t sleep right now although I probably should if I wanna jet over later should he be warded.

Challenge #1: Fasting means I can’t have caffeine during the day to help me stay awake. I think I will have it later during my pre-dawn meal.

Challenge #2: Finance. This might just create even more financial pressure on the both of us.

Challenge #3: I can’t care for him because we are not married yet. Even if I am allowed to go over, I definitely can’t stay overnight.

Just be brave, Nurul Huda. For the brave, nothing is too difficult.

And Allah is Al-Qahhaar, the All-Compelling Subduer. – MM

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