Thursday, 6 December 2007

Siti Aisya: She Smiles!...



I think the smile from the little girl says it all...=) Photo taken during Aisya's 4th Birthday...




Dear everyone,

It has been about nine months since the Aisya Campaign, and I am very happy to tell everyone that things are doing great!





Somwhere around early September, there was a Karnival Bergerak for all the Usahawan Bimbingan MARA, and out of the showcased 138 stalls, the Shahidan's stall placed 7th, out of the Top 10! Mr Shahidan was even interviewed on RTM (Radio) Perak to promote his product...

The Shahidan's now have their own shop to process their products...The Shop has a signboard that says 'Usahawan Bimbingan Mara', and from what I hear, things are doing great! Unfortunately, I have not had the time to actually see the shop, so I can't tell you much or share pictures with you, and my apologies for that...




The hospital physiotherapist has told me that Aisya is doing great in terms of her weight...The milk and food that has been sponsored is clearly doing her very well! The hospital physiotherapist also told me they are now trying to teach Aisya to walk properly...

The campaign saw many people visiting the Shahidan's at their home, and that has done another good thing for dear Aisya...She is not so afraid of people anymore, and can actually sit with the visitors, on her parents' lap! A far cry from the child who would get terrified at the sound of unfamiliar voices and footsteps...




I also wanted to share another great piece of news...Aisya is scheduled to remove the tube which she breathes through...The doctors think she is ready to learn to breathe on her own, and eat too! The surgery was initially scheduled for this December, but they have postponed it indefinitely...BUT, it is still in the plans for Aisya...



Which means the dear little girl is on the road to a better life, and she won't need to be suctioned so much anymore...=) The 'she-will-need-less-suctioning' is great news in itself!


This is wonderful news guys...I was hoping to give you all good news at the end of one year, but it looks like good news is coming after 9 months!



Some people also contacted me to send the Shahidan's Raya gifts...=)


I wish to take this opportunity to thank all the bloggers, sponsors, blogger-readers and well-wishers who came to Aisya's aid...


In my humble opinion, I think it would be a great idea if all the bloggers who posted Aisya's plight when we started this campaign, could do a final posting on Aisya on their blogs...Those who didn't post last time, but would like to do so, go ahead!



After all, there are many people who donated, prayed, helped and wished Aisya well who are not on my email list (sorry guys), and I think it would be great if they could hear these good news too...This would not have been possible without everyone, after all!


Of course, it is just my humble suggestion...=) If you don't want, no worries...




*Note: Unless there are further changes in things, this will be my last update on Aisya... =)




PS: I am smiling too...;)




13 comments:

Anonymous said...

dear daphne,
these few days, i accidentally enter your blog and read your stories really make me thinks a lot.the stories you write are all with love, it's so touching. especially the mother love you had show to chee kiong!!!


actully i am here to ask for your help, hope that with your knowledge can offer me some advices.i had think many time whether i should write you this letter or not untill i read your blog talking about the HKL. i think you're the right person i can ask, though i don noe will i receive your answer but i really hope that i can hear from you soon. :)

these few weeks i had been very fan, i really don't noe whether i should go to neurology center of HKL or not.
i have migraine for many years since i was in secondary 2, till now is almost 7 years already.
migraine really affect me a lot in my life as i can't have activity with my friends.
last month i accompany my fren go to HKL to see doc coz she have lymph node swelling, i sun4 bien4 register to see doc for my migraine (outpatient). i told the doc my condition, she asked me to go to check my BP(130/75), my eyes and blood. after she see my results, she said she'll prescribe me ponstan and she refer me to neurologist for further check up, she explain to me that she scare i might have brain tumor. by the time she said this, i don really scare as i had use to the pain, it's just like a part of my life and it's been so many years already, but i am still alive, i don really believe i might have brain tumor. i scare my family will worry so i just said i won't go for the specialist as my mum don't believe any government hospital, but i don't seek for any private specialist's help.
many of friends, family and doctors said it's because of tension but i don't think so.
this is because many condition can cause migraine, even when i go out play with my frens, sing karaok, shopping or having camping. it's really torture to me coz i'll vomit and it's so painful that i have to walk lightly and slowly, i can't have any face expression, i have to talk slowly and lightly as every action i do will worsen my headache.everytime when i sneeze, i feel that my head is going to burst,because i have nose allergy, so i'll sneeze continuously for many times.Besides, i have no appetite to eat anything, can only lie down on my bed till my headache fade away. usually my migraine will last for about 3 days or more. the pain is consistent and gradually increase in intensity.
i din seek for any help from specialists yet but i do seek for help from clinics when the pain is so terrible that i can't stand, but everytime docs will only prescribe me some panadol or ponstan. they din help with my migraine at all. after that, i know seek for docs help will only waste money and time as i noe migraine can't be cure.
however, i did try for chinese physician in singapore, the docs is very nice and patient with all my complaints, everytime when i go follow up she'll prescribe me with different zhong yao according to my condition, i din do accupuncture. after almost 6 months of treatment for my migraine(accompany with anemia, flatulence everyday, and nose allergy), i think i am really healthy already as most of the symptoms had disappear, yet migraine also decrease in frequency and intensity. so, i decided to stop further follow up because i really feel bad to let my mum accompany me to go singapore all the time and also the fee is high for my family, one week's medicine cost $42. though my mum said money is not important as long as doc can cure my migraine but i still don bear to see my parents' hard earn money spend for me like that.
after i stop the medication for about half year, my migraine come back again, and it's just like a time bomb to me, affect my daily life.
i also found that i can't be excited as i play with fren, what i mean is my mood can't have a big change, i think it's also a cause to my migraine.
i'll also sensitive to light(no matter i wear spec or not, i'll feel my eyes are not comfortable when i see things) and sound.
hash... it really affect my study especially during exam, lots of things wait for me to memorise yet i can't memorise anything everytime migraine,i can do nothing but admit defeat. see all my housemate and coursemate study hard to fight my exam, i feel so helpless and hopeless, so many time i have the urge to give up study , pack my things and go back home, but i can't bring myself to do this, everytime when i think of my family, they must be disappointed if i really give up study, i can only hang on.
before exam i migraine when i memorising ( i am an biomedical science students ), during exam i'll also migraine when i have to answer lots of MCQs and essays.
i don noe who to talk to, so when i accidentally enter your blog, read your blogs make me feel that u're a really nice person with magnanimous and gold heart.
coincidentally i read this blog, so i decided to send you this message hope you can give me some suggestion, i don noe whether i should go to see the specialist, it's on 7 march( friday ).
i not sure whether will u read my message, just hope if u did read this, please give me some suggestion.( forget to tell you that i often have problem of tightened neck,maybe i should say everyday and it's painful )

thanks ya, :)

p/s : i am sorry with all the spelling mistake and any grammar mistake as my english is weak. :)

Daphne Ling said...

Dear Anon 20.20,

Thank you for your comment, although I really am not the best person to advice you on this, because well, I am not a doctor...Nor am I studying to be one...=)

Before I say anything, please remember I am not a doctor, so this is just general things to think about ok?

I think the best thing you can do is to keep a journal of your pain, intensity (as in how 'strong'), activities you were doing before you got the pain, whether you had any aura (like some smell, some taste, some vision), how often you get the pain, how long it lasts etc, so that you can show a doctor...Maybe the doctor can detect a pattern which would help him/her diagnose and treat the problem...

This is because certain headaches happen at certain times...For example, tension-type headaches tend to worsen as the day progresses, while brain tumours tend to make headaches worse in the morning, but get better as the day progresses...


There are many pain medications on the market, so you have to discuss with a doctor lar...

Incidentally, sometimes, migraine and sinus-headache is often mistaken for one another...So you might want to look into that, I guess...

I get pretty bad headaches too, actually...They can be so bad, I will need to lie down completely and I can't sleep because of the pain...So what I do is I keep an icepack in my fridge and when the pain starts, I wrap the icepack in a towel, and put it on my head...It helps, sometimes...

I stay of medication most of the time, mainly because I always try and not take any medication unless it is very bad...

But, the best and most important thing for you to do is to see a doctor...

There are quite a few neurologists around, and I think you should see one to help with your pain...

I don't know about KL...

In Ipoh, there are 2 neurologists, as far as I know...One is Dr Zakaria Abdul Kadir of Ipoh Specialist Centre, and the other one is Dr Kathleen Yeap of Pantai Putri Hospital...

I haven't met Dr Zakaria, but I have met Dr Kathleen and she is a wonderful doctor, very detailed and very compassionate...You could discuss your options (and how much you can afford etc) with her...

Give it a shot...You don't have to live with pain...And you should see a doctor, no if's or but's and no I-Don't-Want-To-Mahfun-Parents...

Better 'mahfun' them a little while then to find later on you have some very progressed problem which was a very curable problem had you treated it early on...

Sometimes, time makes a big difference...

So do see a doctor, that is the bottom line...

Good luck! Hope I have been of at least, some help...=)

Anonymous said...

daphne,
very surprise i can heard from you so quick. :)
though we're strangers, yet you're still willing to provide me so lots and detailed advices, that's what beyond my expectation. really thanks for your advice. also thanks God for bringing me into your blog when i am so fan and down. :)
i think i had misunderstand your blog liao, i thought you are very familiar with HKL. :)
i'll try your method with handling your headache see if it help or not. but usually panadol and ponstan don help me at all. :)
so, though i really pain, i can't sleep, can't eat, can't drink and vomit, i'll still keep those pain killer away. ha... i noe i am stubborn but i noe even i eat also won't help de.
i'll seek for doctor's help de.
really thanks for your advice ya.:)

if you don't mind i hope that i can still continue to read your blog and i really enjoy it. :)

you must also keep up with your good deed ya. i think around us can hardly to find a person so kind-hearted like you liao, but selfish people are everywhere, so i very admire you, i also want to be like you, help people who need as long as i can. :)

gambateh....God Bless You

with love,
olivine

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

wow, 9 months ago i was still an anon squatter hopping from a blog to another. 9 months forward, siti aisya is doing great. nothing beats getting to breathe your own air. her future certainly looks bright. the bloggers and commentors did great. while you daphne, can single-handedly make some change to the world. honestly, i'm impressed.

Mat Salo said...

Power to Aisya, and Power to people like you. Daphe.. You sure are standing TALL in my book! Heads and shoulders above everyone else!

jimi said...

You are such a kind and good person, Daph

Jo-D said...

Gosh Daphne You are really such a darling! 9 months on a campaign is very long! Good job for being so commited!

Anonymous said...

first time here. great job! im impressed.

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Olivine,

You are most welcome, and of course you may still read my blog! You don't need permission to do so ler...=)

Maybe pain killers don't work because you're taking the wrong painkiller! Like if you have headache because you ter-knock your head, and you go and take pills for Migraine, sure won't work, right?

That's why you need to see a doctor...=)

Anyway, take care, and you're most welcome to my blog anytime...

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Kerp,

Yeah hor...9 months ago, we didn't know each other's existence, huh? But glad to know you, dear...=)

But yeah, there is a lot of good bloggers can do...Honestly, I was surprised at the response too, dear Danny...

Oh, and thanks!

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Abang Mat,

Yeap, there is power in numbers...You know how to say very nice things you know...Kalau tak boleh tall physically, figuratively pun jadilah! ;) Hehe...

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Jimi,

Thanks Chegu!


Hey Jo-D,

You're a darling too, dear...=) And thank you!


Hi Anon 13.01,

Thank you, and thanks for coming by...=)

farah said...

hye daphne,,,,

i've been checking your blog since last two years.I'm interested in joining social works like you but i was still in school for the past years.

I'm done with my Spm last year and waiting for any interviews.Now,I'm really interested to join such beneficial social works like you.How wonder how?Please,I'm interested to join social works,,,,

Ups,,sorry,,I'm farah from seremban,,,still 17.,,,

Do reply my comment and contact me via e-mail:

vocKalynn@yahoo.co.uk

looking forward for your first e-mail to me...

thank you.