..he'd get himself discharged from hospital this very minute.
The minute he regained consciousness and was able to open his eyes, he showed his displeasure at being bed-ridden at the ICU (Pantai Medical Centre).
Still weak, but that message he managed to get across to us yesterday.
Dr Ridzwan told us that he's made further progress today. He is still too weak to eat on his own. So, he's still fed nutrition using a stomache tube.
Although his lung and blood infection is under control, it is not cleared yet.
Well, any improvement, no matter how little, is good news.
Dr Ridzwan is still not allowing visitors because Bapak is still weak and sometimes, confused.
When he is not (confused), Bapak shows his absolute exasperation with all the tubes in his arms and neck, and the mask that is helping him with his breathing.
He is still unable to talk but tries very hard to.
So, he uses his hands to express himself.
He is weak but is able to move his hands, though quite slowly. And we can see him mustering all his strength to use his hands to communicate with us. Like telling us that he doesn't like to be in hospital.
"Bapak nak balik rumah?", Kak Olin gently asked him.
He nodded, his eyes glazed. Teary almost.
"So, you must get better...the tubes and the breathing mask will help get you better and Bapak boleh balik...ok?"
He nodded. This time, he smiled, his weak hand firmly gripping Kak Olin's.