On 1st May 2018, as all of us busy with our plans to spend the day off, suddenly my father couldn’t move his left leg. He said he woke up at 3 am and want to go to the toilet but he couldn’t move. He managed to reach the potty in his room to relieve himself. We didn’t know about his numb leg till around 9 am. He didn’t tell anyone of us. When we found out he had problems moving his legs, we thought of nothing but to go and get him a four-legged walker cane.
My brother in law’s father suffered an accident a few years ago which paralyzed him from neck down. Thank goodness his surgery went on smoothly and 4 years down the road, he managed to regain mobility about 70%, which is a miracle! So the father was shocked to find out that my father couldn’t move his legs. He said it might be a stroke, as he just suffered a stroke sometime last year and it started with numbness in one leg, then weakened leg and then, losing mobility.
We didn’t waste time sending him to our family doctor for confirmation. My brother in law’s dad was right. The family doctor suspected mild stroke and wrote us a referral letter and asked us to send him to the hospital immediately. We immediately send him to the hospital nearby our house, which is Selayang Hospital. Sis and bro in law gotta cancel their outing plan with their friends and spent the whole May Day at the hospital. It was a good thing that, it was a public holiday and all of us were home when this happened, otherwise, I guess the worst would have happened.
Today, I took leave as my sis couldn’t with her work commitments, so, I took the turn to take care of the elderly folk. He is being his naggy and stubborn self which made it all so annoying to take care of him. Sigh. I hope this episode would changed his minds about eating healthy and living a healthier lifestyle.
I am glad to say that, his stroke was considered mild and the doctor discharged him after one night of observation in the hospital. He is scheduled to be examined again mid of June.
Well, health is indeed important. We will never know what kind of crap we will be subject to now or later on in life, but we just have to try our best to stay healthy.