Sunday, July 19, 2009

州立医院游记 A trip to the state hospital

托H1N1流感的福,前几天到马六甲州立医院游玩了“一下”。这“一下”从前因到后果足足有四天半,就摘重要点纪录纪录吧!

Thanks to H1N1, I get the chance to pay a visit to Melaka General Hospital. Since this visit tooked me 4 days and 3 nights, so let's make the story short -

星期日 Sunday

早上收到通知说阿叶的检验呈阳性,昨晚已经被救护车送去医院了。卫生官到公司检验,并要求所有一起到巴厘岛的同事都必须被隔离。

I was informed by the big boss early in the morning that Ah Yap's swap test result is positive and he had been sent to hospital the night before. The medical officers for Ministry of Health went to the plant for inspection and requested to quarantine everyone that went to Bali together with Ah Yap.

卫生官下午才到来为我测量体温和签隔离通知信,并说发哥和阿邢因为发烧而被遣送去医院了。后来探听到发哥因为有明显的发病症状被要求马上入院,阿邢则可以回家等待检验成绩。

The medical officers only manage to get to my house after lunch. They checked my body temperature and pass me official quarantine order. I was informed that Ah Fatt & Heng was sent to hospital too before they come over to my house as they are having fever. Manage to understand from others that Ah Fatt was requested to be waded directly as he is having high fever while Heng can go back for home quarantine while waiting for the swap test result.

半夜自己开始发高烧,体温高达39度。整个晚上在床上翻覆睡不着。

Midnight, I started to caught with fever. The body temperature suddenly shoot up to 39 degree Celsius. A sleepless night for me.

星期一 Monday

好不容易逼自己从床上爬起来,间中已经接了几个公司里拨来的电话和回复一些短讯。简单收拾了一点衣物和书本,边吃早餐边等卫生官前来再次检验。卫生官只是简单测量了体温,签了纸就叫我自己驾车去医院。还以为终于可以尝试一下乘坐喇叭乱哭的救护车去医院,显掉!

It was so hard for me to get off the bed in the morning. I still manage to answer some calls from the office and replied a few sms while I try to stay in bed. After packing some clothes and books, I called the medical officer to come and check my body temperature while having plain bread as my breakfast. The medical officer just simply checked my body temperature, signed the paperwork and asked me to drive myself to hospital. Thought I could have chance to get a free ride on ambulance with siren on !

在医院被问话和收集口液样本后被通知必须入院,幸好一早把必需品准备好才没有手忙脚乱。在隔离区等待了三个小时才被送到隔离病房去,间中没有机会喝水、吃或上厕所,超级可怜。此外,还遇见了要求被检验的阿卓,可是医生却说他没问题把他赶回家了。

I was requested to be waded after conversation with the doctor that performed swab test for me. Luckily I prepared all my necessities before hand. I had been sitting in the isolation area for 3 hours waiting for the ambulance to send me to the isolation wad, without any chance to drink, eat or even a pitiful toilet break ! Besides, still able to meet Toh that came to request for swab test. The doctor in-charged denied his request and send him back home.

进到隔离病房一看,我心里可乐了。前一天问发哥时说他病房里没有插座,现在我的病房里面竟然有六个那么多!那我就不必担心手机会没电了。早知道就把手提电脑也一起带来了!再看看,冷气房里有自己的厕所(还有热水器呢!但过后才发现坏了,显掉!)、房内还有多一个洗手盆、空气过滤器、可调整高度的床架、护士专门用来传递食物或药物的窗口、还有是干净的浴巾和病人服(虽然这个我并不需要)。

I was so happy when entering the isolation wad. I was told by Lai the day before that there is no power plug in the wad but guess what ? I see 6 power plug in this wad ! No more worries for my cellphone batt to dry out and I was so regret that my laptop was left back home. Look around, find out that my aircond room has its own bathroom ( And a water heater! Was so disappointed when I find out that it was out of order ), extra washing basin in the room, air purifier, adjustable bed, a small window for nurse to pass in food or medicine, clean bath towel and standard patient clothes ( Altho I don't need this at all ).









过后没多久医生来了,问了很多问题又抽了一支血。医生还说我是很可疑的病例,所以会马上让我开始治疗程序。起初我还以为治疗程序是什么复杂的程序,过后护士解释后才知道原来所谓的程序就是吃药!

Just a while after that, Dr Jaya came in to check me. He asked a lot of questions and took my blood sample. I was told that I'm high suspect case so they will start the medication for me immediately. At first I was wondering that what a complicated medication it will be, but when the nurse told me that what I need to do is just taking pills, I was relief.



接下来一整天就自己一个人看书、吃饭、冲凉,唯一的乐趣是偶尔看看窗外花园里走动的人们。差点忘了还有那数不尽的电话和一百多封短讯,谢谢大家对我的关心。我宁愿骗自己说是大家在关心我而不是关心自己是不是被我这个在办公室内一直走动的超级大病毒感染到,哈哈!

Spend the rest of my lonely day by reading book, eat and bath. The only fun thing for me is to look at peoples in the small garden outside my window. Oya, not forgetting the phone calls and 100++ sms that fill my time too, thank you everyone for so concerning about me. I rather tell myself that everyone is concern about me instead of worrying if themselves had been infected by this big virus that was walking around the office frequently last week, haha !



医院里面的皇家饭实在有点难吃:对我来说马来菜色还好,可是就只有两样菜就未免太孤寒了一点吧?幸好护士们都很体谅地给我很多很多的矿泉水,不然我这个水桶还没有被H1N1细菌杀死就已经先渴死了。

The meal in hospital is not really that nice. It is not that I dislike Malay food, but I just feel like no appetite when only have 2 dish per meal. Luckily the friendly nurses are willing to supply me with enough mineral water or else I will be dying of thirst instead of H1N1 virus attack.

星期二 Tuesday

一大清早就被阿邢的短讯吵醒,说什么恭喜我和等下我们要搬过去住同一间病房了。原来护士先为他进行例常检查并告诉他:我的检验成绩出来了,要陪他一起被关多几天!我的天啊……

I was wake up by Heng's sms early in the morning, saying that we are moving to a shared wad soon later on. The nurse that went to check him first told him that my test result is positive. OMG, I still need to accompany that guy for next few days !!!

最显掉的事情发生在换房之后。真的没有想到单人房和多人房之间的差别那么大——没有冷气只有风扇、中间凹一个洞的床(之前睡这张床的人屁股一定很大,嘻嘻!),房里面总共只有四个插座(其中一个还被血压测量器用掉了)、我的床位竟然没有桌子或椅子(那吃饭时不是要捧在手里吃?)、房间和走廊之间只有一道玻璃门,传递东西都需要打开门用手去接,东西太多就得走多几次。唯一值得高兴的是厕所的热水器没有坏和闷的时候有阿邢可以讲话。

The new wad was very disappointing. I never imagine that the differences between isolation wad and normal quarantine wad is that big - No air-con just fans, my bed is so soft at the middle ( someone that sleep on it before must have a big backside ! ), there are only total of 4 power plugs in the room (and one of them had been used up for the blood pressure measuring machine), there is no table or chair for my bed (they expect me to have my meals by holding the meal container while eating), the room is only separated by a swing door where we need to hold the door when passing things in and make few rounds if there is a lot of things to pass in. The only thing that can make me feel happy is that the water heater for this room is functioning and there is Heng to talk to when I feel bored.





当早上巡房的医生被问到为何我们的抗菌药方不是闻名的TamiFlu,她直接翻白眼掉头走,根本没有想要解释的样子。好心,这是什么态度?医生的也要有医生的款,我们好歹也是病人耶,至少回答一下嘛…… 后来再向读药剂系的老杨询问后才知道那是本地的翻版货,药方和TamiFlu是一模一样的。

I asked the doctor that come to check us in the morning if the anti virus course that we are taking are the famous TamiFlu that proven to be a solution to the illness, she just turn herself and walk away. Come on, what attitude is that for a doctor ? You should at least answer the patient's question about the medicine they are taking ma... That your responsibility ler... Luckily I checked with old buddy Yong that is a pharmacy grad on the pills that we had been swallowing for days. He told me that the pill ingredient is exactly the same as TamiFlu, just that these are so called "pirated" version of TamiFlu which manufactured locally. Cheaper, he claimed.



被关在病房里面的确是很闷的事情。一整天又没有护士前来检查我们的状况,相信是新来的五个病人加上被放回家的阿叶,让他们忙得团团转吧?也就因为这样,停吃班纳多的我体温又升回三十八度,头疼!

It was a very boring experience to be in the quarantine wad. Non of the nurses came to check our condition for the whole day. Maybe they were just too busy to handle the 5 new patients and Yap's discharge ? At the same time, my body temperature raise back to 38 degree Celsius after stop taking the Paracetamol.



无聊时看看窗外的儿童游乐场,成为我唯一可以接触阳光的机会。想到要在这病房里多关两天就真的很没有心情了,但最无聊的并不是这个。接到公司打来的一个电话,还没开始讲话对方就一直笑个不停了。原来公司人事部举行了一个内部会议来想所有员工报告这件事的最新发展,而我可爱的大头照被放了出来,让所有出席的人笑歪了嘴巴。原来之前三个人的报告会时有人提问为何没有病人的照片,因为他并不知道所有接触过的人的名字,更加不知道自己是否与病人接触过。

The only chance for me to get some sunshine is to stand beside the only window and look at children playing at the play ground. I was so moody wondering how should I spend the next 2 days before I can go back home. But that is not the worse. I received a call from company where I only hear someone keep on laughing non stop after I pickup. I was told that the HR held a communication session to update everyone on the latest status of this issue. My lovely photo was shown during the communication and everyone just cant hold their laugh when they saw my photo. The reason behind on why my photo was shown is that there is a guy was asking for it during previous communication session. He claimed that he had been in contact with so many person that he don't even know their names and he don't know if he had be in close contact with any of the confirmed case patients.



星期三 Wednesday

早上医生来巡房的时候向他投诉了昨天护士们完全忽视我们的事情。本以为他会维护护士们,怎知道他竟然反过来要求我们一定要告诉他这些事情,好让他知道究竟护士们都在忙些什么事情。我马上打蛇随棍上,顺便投诉昨晚态度很不好的护士,她竟然在我向她要求多一些饮用水时要我自己打电话叫亲戚买了送过来。大姐,如果我能够这么做的话早就做了啦,还用等到你来教?如果我因为少喝水又再发烧的话你可担当不起啊!

I told Dr Jaya about the ignorance on yesterday when he drop by in the morning. I was surprised that he asked us to feedback more on such information to him so that he knows how to talk to his nurses. Seems like he was so positive about taking feedback, I immediately complain to him about the nurse that refuse to provide me with more drinking water last night. She asked me to get my relative to buy the water and send in for me. If I'm a local maybe I can do that, but the problem is I'm not ler...

又是无聊的一天。第三天的电话和短讯和第一天相比之下少了很多。所以我主动出击,频频打电话或发短讯回去叫大家向我报告最新进展。陆续接到通知说很多人被我们连累到要被隔离,甚至一些有生病迹象的人都被送来医院进行检验。不好意思啊,害到大家那么忙!

On this another boring day, the phone calls and sms that came in reduced a lot compared to the first day when I was admitted. So I aggressively call and sms back to get latest updates in the office. Was informed that more and more colleuges had been quarantined just because having contact with us. Some of them that fall sick even being send to hospital for swab test. Sorry ar everyone...





吃了午餐,阿邢和我没事做就关灯睡觉。突然,病房的门大开。一个很熟悉的脸孔出现在我们的面前,阿卓!他站在门口,很有型地向我们挥手,“哈罗!”。我和阿邢突然一齐忍不住大笑,搞得其他医护人员七丈金刚摸不着头脑,傻傻地看着我们。阿卓假装很生气地指着我们对其他人说:“就是他们啦,把病毒传染给我的”。

After lunch, both of us feel so boring hence we off the light and go to bed, again. When we are having our sweet dream, the room door suddenly opened wide. A very familiar face appeared in front of us, Toh ! He stand at the door and wave at us with a very stylish post, "Hello!" Both Heng and I just laugh out loud in a sudden with the other medical officers looked at us with big question marks on their faces. Toh point to us and told the others : "These are the peoples that spread the virus to me", pretending to be very mad with us.

毕竟我们已经连续三天没有见到原本熟悉的朋友了。等阿卓安顿好了以后,我们就很开心地询问他生病的经历。原来他上个星期连接三天一直和发哥一起吃早餐和午餐,相信是那个时候被他传染了。我们还告诉他被关在病房里的滋味是很不好受的,他就自荐要为我们带来一些欢笑——模仿刚过世的迈克杰逊最闻名的月光漫步。他那可爱却逼真的表演让我们两个闷坏了的家伙笑得眼泪狂飙,连外面的护士都被我们的笑声吸引过来探个究竟。过后我们告诉他那是不够的时候,他赶忙从包包里拿出一本书坐在床上假装很正经地阅读。当我们知道那是本有关他最喜欢的音响专业书时,我们又再开心地笑多一回。

Since we had been suffering for 3 days from seeing our friends, we started to inquire his sick story happily after he settled down. He told us that he had been taking breakfast and lunch together with Ah Fatt for 3 consecutive days last week. He believe that he was infected during that time. When we told him that we were having a boring life in the wad for 3 days, he volunteered to bring us some laughter by imitating Micheal Jackson's famous Moon Walk. His cute but real presentation makes us laugh out non stop, and our laughter attracted the nurse attention where she came to check out what had happened in the wad. We told him that this will not enough for him to fill up his time for the next 3 days, he quickly draw a book from his beg and pretending that he is reading it with full interest. When we find out that the book is about his favorite's audio amplifiers, we start to laugh again...



星期四 Thursday

当早上听见医生宣布我和阿邢因为在过去二十四小时没有发烧的迹象而可以在今天出院时,我们俩都松了一口气。终于!我们赶忙把自己的物品收拾好,然后在早餐过后就很不耐烦地在算着时间,希望可以马上就回家去上网。在经过了三天的隔离,我们一致同意说如果病房没有电视我们还不觉得怎么样,但如果不能上网就真的十分的显了……

After 24 hours with no fever symptom, Heng and I were so relieved to hear Dr Jaya announced that we are able to discharge today. We quickly pack our stuff and start counting down impatiently after our breakfast. We were so glad that we finally can go home to online, where we concluded that it was very painful for not able to hook online comparing to not having a tv in the wad for 3 days. =p



终于在十一点半,我们被通知可以离开了。在等待电梯离开E楼第四层的当儿,我拍了最后的一张照片——那个将病毒与外面世界隔离的伟大之门。嘻嘻!

At last, we were informed that we can discharge at 1130am. While waiting for the lift to exit 4th floor of building E, I snapped the last photo of my trip - the great door that isolate H1N1 virus from the outside world. Hehe...

2 Comments:

Blogger tan_tan said...

Such a detail visit description.... Haha. Good thing is you able to climb up and req to be admitted to hosp. Glad that everyone is ok now.

Monday, July 20, 2009 4:57:00 AM  
Blogger el1981 said...

Not too detail la... Left over quite some tiny tiny item liao...
I can't sleep the whole night, waking up every hour to drink water and go toilet... The wet towel that I put on forehead actually helps to reduce the temperature a lot...
That night, I was so regret that I gave Heng my last 2 panadol when we are at Bali =p

Monday, July 20, 2009 9:44:00 PM  

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