Tuesday, October 03, 2006

the ramadhan so far




Good news ~ I met Fatin Nabihah and Elin in person last Friday. Nice meeting you all. Went to deliver sambal tempe. Had a quick chat with Fatin and a long one with Elin.
(Photo ~ marble cheese cake, popia goreng and agar-agar santan as side. So happened that the traffic was clear so we had ample time to browse around..)



this is what i cooked on Saturday.
Ketam Goreng Bercili

Note ~ add some daun ketumbar to add flavor and enhance smell.
Masa nak keringkan kuah tu, tambah sikit then tutup kejap.
(some people may not like the smell tho)



Bad news ~ Depending on the situation, Iman may have to be admitted to APSH, again (if it happens, it’s gonna be his 4th admittance and 3rd one in 2006 alone!). He has prolonged coughing and running nose. Coughing is especially persistent at night, to the point he throws up (do note that I write in present tense). Not taking chances, went to APSH yesterday morning. Kakak dah berjangkit from Iman. Dr dah nak admitkan Iman semalam so they can suck-out the phlegm but I wanted to do via medication first. If he doesn’t recover by this weekend, we may have to spend puasa in APSH this time around. On a more positive note – that would be far better-off than having to celebrate Raya in hospital or even having to go through what we went last year’s raya. Kakak was prescribed with 3 medication ~ Butylin, Actifed and Cedax antibiotic and for Iman, on top of those 3, he also got Prednisolone. Does anyone know if air purifier or ioniser help? Or lampu garam or whatever that can at least reduce the proneness to allergy reaction or asthma or anything related to respiratory infection? Anything? Need feedback. Especially based on your own experience. By the way, the kids take multivitamin and spirulina as well and occasionally IG6.
(Photo ~ Iman's watching TV. His current favorite is BOOKKKKK, BOKKKKKK (Bob The Builder) and the thing is, he expects to see Bob evertime the TV is switched on, aiyohhh!!)


I am quite proud of our achievement so far this Ramadhan. I’ve never missed sahur yet eventhough today is only my 2nd day fasting, I went back to sleep after sahur only once and cuma sekali berbuka puasa di luar. Kalau bangun awal ni banyak benda boleh buat sebenarnya. For one thing, the kids will still be asleep so nak buat kerja2 senang. Usually kemas dapur, basuh pinggan, siapkan bahan2 untuk berbuka, lipat kain, sidai kain and the likes. Tapi tang nak bangun tu yang liat tu. Once up and move about, dah okay dah. Hari ni sekali lagi berbuka kat luar. Che Abang tu ada buka-buka puasa with his supervising lecturer, along with some other from his group. And I will tag along. Since I’ve met his friends during our trip to Korea, I guess I’ll be eating in comfort later today. Told kakak about this this morning and she showed us muka masam. Panjang dah muncung tu.
(Note ~ must get the apples she ordered and the botol air she longggg wanted and if ada, some strawberries).

(Photo 1 (di atas) ~ tekun buat homework. sebenarnya kena kira dan tulis saja but knowing her, dia siap nak kaler2 lagi)

(Photo 2 (di kiri) ~ retractable crayons i bought for her in Lotteworld, Tanjing. For RM12 approx. Neat huh..)



14 comments:

ibuVouge said...

salam ummi
sedapnya crab tu!
IV pun sdang di uji dgn anak anak sakit..tak pelah ummi..ni kan tugas kita sebagai ibu kan..

fatin nabihah said...

ummi..

thanks for the sambal tempe.. fyi tak rasa pun lagi since keluarga kami dilanda batuk yg teruk.. so.. takut nak mkn pedas2 lagi sekarang...

afif anak saya pun asthma gak ummi.. sekarang dok batuk2 tapi takde la start wheezing lagik.. doc kata dia byk kahak kat area tekak..tapi tak reti nak buang..sian afif..

hopefully iman sihat..and tak yah admit hospital bulan2 puasa nih..

ps: dah order hood rinnai kat best denki juga walaupun salesman dia cam tak nak layan.....malas nak g survey tempat lain...hehe

aida said...

that crayon, ada lebih tak? nak beli :)

yatipruzz said...

saya taknah dgr ubat2 si kakak dpt tuh. Idlan dulu doc kasi ventolin ngan clarytine, mmg berkesan la cepat baik strong kot. Air purifier tu mungkin dpt membantu sket2 kot (tp saya tak guna ler hehe)

hope iman n kakak get well soon!

CT said...

ummi,
my son just recovered from coughing last week, kena amik neubaliser 3 times. doc ada gak prescribed prednasolone tu but i didnt give coz its steroid and baca kat internet pun not so recomended. my MIL is a astma patient, and die pun tak bagi amik prednasolone tu coz side effect later on.
so far, my son havent been diagnosed as asthmatic lagi but i never take it for granted everytime die batuk since ginetically he got it in his blood.
Ada 1 jenis lampu yg kluarkan aromatherapy. cant remember the brand but my fren use that for his asthma sons. i will try to ask him later ok.

get well soon to kakak and iman.

ummi said...

IV - memang sedap *perasan!!*. kami makan for 2 days. bila perangatkan semula, bertambah umph rasanya.

fatin - get well untuk semua orang. i think it's the haze baru2 ni. friday tu mmg nampak teruk. be careful dgn coughing. kalau prolong takut infection 'turun' merebak ke tempat lain.

aida - opsss.. sorry. memang beli sepeket je. there's another version whereby we need not sharp the tip. just tarik satu benang ni and jadi tajam semula.

ummi said...

yati - ubat diorang ni makin lama makin pelik bunyinya! akak tak terer sgt tp suami akak mmg 'kat tangan' info ubat2 nih. yang ini tuk apa, yang itu untuk sakit apa.

ct - oh ya ke? even kat US it is not commercially available if i'm not mistaken kan. but since he was prescribed, we forced him to take that anyway. steroid tu maknanya akan lebih bertenaga ke?....

ummi said...

ct - kalau dpt info lampu tu nanti bgtau yek.

mardhiah12 said...

kak tie, cuba bagi garlic tablet. my husband pun ada asthma dan quite teruk waktu kecil. he undergone op, but it made it much worse, so kalau ada runny rose tu kekdg dia ambil clarinase tablet.

kalau ikut dalam buku, alternative medication: makan seulas/2 ulas bawang putih yang dah ditumbuk selama seminggu dua. my husband tried one day je, sbb tak tahan sgt.

lagi satu, nak resipi ketam bercili tu

yatipruzz said...

ofismate saya dr kecik asthma...memacam ubat dia try,hati unta pon mkn...last2 try homeopati, mmg lamat sgt nak recover coz its an alternative medication plus doesnt involve steroids and the likes... but now she's doing well and stay healthy, tade kena attack dah!

ummi said...

mardhiah12 - garlic?? euwww.... i dont think iman will surrender to that. anyway, nanti akak postkan resepinya. simple aje.

yati - tapi kan,.. hemopati ni kena banyak pantang kan? almaklumlah budak2 ni susah skit nak pantang. thanks for the info. *terbayang2 bread pudding yati.. emmmmm..*

yatipruzz said...

hehe tryla insya allah sodappp!

(ketam akak mmg nampak super duper yummy tp saye tak reti siang ketam :p)

CT said...

ummi,
steroid can affect in many ways kan..my eczema fren use in order to prevent her from garuk2, which the steroid bagi die ngantuk and mamai je. in our case, i tak tau la prednasolone tu pe menda affectnye. takut nak bagi.
abt the lamp tu, there is 1 brand called lampberger. its a direct selling product, originated from french. My fren dah stop using it since its quite difficult to find the stock. tak de malaysians yg jual kot.

~ahni~ said...

Dulu anak saya pun sakit cenggitu tapi kami jumpa seorang doktor (pakar kanak2) yg kami kira best la, Alhamdulillah anak sihat sekarang tapi nama ubat tu ada kat rumah, may be saya email lah kemudian pada ummi info nya.