My Child Was Born Prematurely

My Child Was Born Prematurely

The child is an investment in the hereafter, then the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam ordered us to multiple children. If we have many godly children, there are certainly many who will pray for us. But children also become a test for parents. How many parents are willing to sacrifice anything for their children, parents sacrifice their wealth, time, energy and everything so that their children are happy. Even there are parents who justify any means for the happiness of their children.

My first child was born prematurely through a cesarean section. This operation was performed after the condition of the baby in the womb has deteriorated. When my wife entered the hospital the baby’s heart rate was very fast, after a few days her heart rate weakened, even below normal. Then the cesarean section was a solution so that the baby was more easily monitored by her health than still in the womb. The womb age of my wife during a cesarean section was only seven months. The baby’s weight was 19 ounces. The baby was very small, so my wife and I were very worried about her condition. Because the baby’s weight was below normal, she was placed in an incubator. Initially the baby was not able to drink breast milk, after all, my wife’s breast milk was not smooth, so at first, the baby was given formula milk. Three days after birth, my wife was allowed to go home, but the baby was still being treated in an incubator. We were sad that we could not accompany the baby all the time. We could only visit our baby at certain times. We stayed at my aunt’s house because my aunt’s house was close to the hospital, so we could visit our baby at any time in the hospital. Our baby was treated in an incubator at the hospital for seven days. After seven days of treatment, our baby may be taken home provided that our baby was made an incubator at home. Then I asked my neighbor who was a carpenter to make a simple incubator, the important thing could be used to warm my baby.

After being treated for seven days in the hospital, our baby may be taken home. At first, we asked for help from the midwife to bathe our baby, after I felt my wife could do it herself, she bathed our baby. Every morning we were required to warm our babies in the sun. All my baby clothes were removed so that her whole body could be exposed to the sun. The doctor said so that our baby would not get jaundice. We were very lucky because our house was close to the midwife, so she could help us if needed.

Oh yes, when my baby was born my parents were performing the Hajj. We deliberately did not inform them not to disturb their concentration in carrying out the Hajj. We made a surprise for my parents. And when they came home from the Hajj, we welcomed them and told them that our baby was born. They were surprised and happy to see our baby. But there was also a little worry because our baby was very small.

Our advice to you who also have a premature baby, monitor the condition of your baby diligently, because premature babies sometimes have a condition that is lacking. For example our baby, it turns out there is a slight problem with her hearing. We only found out when our baby had grown up. So pay attention to your child’s condition well. Hopefully, our family is always healthy. Amen.

The Day Of Gallstone Operation

The Day Of Gallstone Operation

The day had come. The day I was operated on in one of the hospitals in the third city, the operation of taking gallstones. I arrived at the hospital during the day. The operation was in the afternoon. Accompanied by parents, younger siblings, uncles, aunts and other relatives, I headed to the operating room. This was the first time I have had an operation, even this was the first time I had to be hospitalized. How did it feel to be operated on? I didn’t know, it didn’t feel at all. Because I was totally sedated.

The operation of taking gallstones started in the afternoon, took about 2 hours. One of my uncles became the family representative as a witness. When the doctor asked my uncle whether or not my gallbladder was taken, my uncle answered no. My uncle didn’t want my organs to decrease. My parents themselves did not dare to see the operation process, maybe they did not have the heart. Who were the parents who have the heart to see their children dissected?
Alhamdulillah, thank God, the operation went smoothly. A few hours after the operation I began to regain consciousness. When I saw the clock, it was almost midnight. I was alone in one of the rooms. Tried to recall what just happened. The last thing I remembered, I was invited to chat by a nurse, then they injected something. After that, I no longer knew what had happened. Apparently, it was an injection to anesthetize me. Sometime later I was invited to chat again by the nurse, questioned by them, maybe to know the level of my awareness. Until finally, I was fully aware, my parents, younger siblings and other family entered my room. Something strange I felt with my nose like something was blocking. It turned out that there was a small hose that was inserted through my nose, I did not know what for when taken by the nurse it turned out that the hose was quite long. I thought the hose was just short, rather surprised me.

Then what about the gallstones? I was shown the gallstones that had been taken, it turns out there were 3 small stones, the size of the diameter was about 1 to 2 cm. The stones were very hard, it was just right to make my stomach hurt. Maybe it’s because they rubbed each other so that it made my stomach sore. I wondered how can there be 3 very small pieces of rock in my gallbladder? Until now I did not know the answer, because the doctor did not know the answer. He said it might occur due to certain cholesterol deposits. While from the laboratory check my cholesterol condition was still normal. The doctor advised me that if I wanted to find out more about the cause of the gallstones, the gallstones were taken to the laboratory for examination. But until now I have not worked on this suggestion, so I did not know the exact cause of gallstones. Or can any of you explain it to me?

Gallstones

Gallstones

One thing that is strange and has not been imagined by me what is gallstones. What I often hear is kidney stones. Because many cases have occurred regarding acquaintances affected by kidney stones, as for gallstones, it is very rare. Until finally, I experienced it myself, what are gallstones? Even some friends also asked what is gallstones? Someone said, maybe kidney stones. So I replied, gallstones. Different from kidney stones. I myself do not know what gallstones are. I also don’t know why I can get gallstones.

The story first when I was in college in one city, let’s call it the first city, several times I felt pain in the stomach. Pain like ulcer disease. I think it’s because my stomach had a relapse, I happen to have an ulcer disease. When the pain in my stomach relapsed until I was unable to stand up, my body felt weak, the most comfortable position of the body was lying down with the body folded like when it was cold. Besides that, cold sweat also came out. One day I ate something, suddenly my stomach started to feel sore. Relapsed. I think this might be because the food has expired, so it’s poisonous. I then asked my friend to find a young coconut. As far as I know, food poisoning is one of the medicines by drinking young coconut water. After drinking the young coconut water, my stomach did not immediately heal. It took about 1 hour for my stomach to begin to feel comfortable again. The occurrence of my stomach felt sore recurred several times. But I still considered it as an ordinary ulcer disease.

One time I worked in the second city. In the beginning, I worked there was no problem with my stomach. Until almost a year I worked in this second city, my stomach relapsed, sore, limp body, a cold sweat came out. Until finally I decided to see a doctor in the first city because I had an internal medicine doctor acquaintance in the first city. While in this second city I didn’t have a doctor’s acquaintance. I returned to the first city. I went to the doctor for a consultation. He advised me to check into the laboratory, USG. For the first time, I did a USG, as far as I know, the USG was to check a woman’s pregnancy (smile). I followed the doctor’s advice. I checked into the laboratory to do a USG with a letter of introduction from a doctor. I took the results of a laboratory examination to the doctor. He said there were stones in my bile, and had to be operated on. So this was where I just learned the term gallstones.

Finally, I established myself to do surgery, to carry out gallstones. I looked for a hospital in a third city that was closed to my home. I consulted the doctor at the hospital when I could do the surgery. And the decision from the doctor of the hospital the next day I was operated on. When viewed from the outside, I didn’t really look like a sick person, who even needed surgery. I still looked healthy, fit and healthy, still took the time to look at ailing aunt. So that many people didn’t expect me to be operated on.
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To be continued