Thursday, September 04, 2008

We Pray For A Miracle..


5.30PM: Second dialysis failed. Blood pressure dropping. He is losing the fight...


My earlier posting:

Bapak's kidneys have grown weaker and he needs another dialysis today.

This is not good news.

Yesterday afternoon, he was put on a dialysis because his kidneys were very weak.
Because Bapak had breathing difficulty, a tracheotomy was also done on him earlier yesterday.
(Tracheotomy is a surgical procedure to open up the windpipe.)

During the dialysis yesterday, we were told that Bapak was "tolerating well". And his heart remained okay.

We were hopeful.

It has been 12 days now.

Only twice were we hopeful. The first time was after being admitted, when the respirator was taken off him as well as the sedation as he appeared to be stronger.

The second was yesterday when he was "tolerating well" during the dialysis.

But, really. I don't know what we were hopeful for.

Wasn't Bapak already critical so please call our relatives, then he went downhill, and now on palliative care.

Deep inside, we all wish for a miracle....that he'll just open his eyes, sit up, rip those tubes out of his limbs, and just get out of that horrid hospital bed...

"Bawa aku balik...." I can just imagine him saying to us. we pray for his recovery. And now, for a miracle.

Miracles do happen, didn't someone say?

And if none happens, it is by His grace and His will..

We redha...Amin.


MARIANI said...

Kak Aina,

Thank you for taking time to give updates on Pak Samad. My prayers are with him.

Pi Bani said...

We all pray for the best for Pak Samad. Thanks for the update.

Basree Rakijan said...

Tabahkan hati anda menempuh hari-hari yang sukar ini...

BaitiBadarudin said...

My prayers too for Pak Samad.

Me... Only Better said...


All those treatments...I wish he could just go home and be in peace...I don't know what I would do if I were in your place but just too many procedures for me to bear. For him to bear.

But only the family knows what is best for their loved ones, ultimately.

KakAinon@Besut said...

Asmk Nuraina
InsyaAllah, may he recover. May Allah s.w.t grants the best for your Bapak, in this world and the hereafter. My du’a for you & family during these difficult moments. Have faith in Him and take care.

Ramli AR said...

4 Ramada 1429

I prayer for the best for Pak Samad.

Ramli AR

Kumar said...

Mu prayers with you.

Salahuddin Hisham said...

Since you mentioned, I wasn't hopeful seeing his condition the other day.

Few drop of tears flowed out of my eyes. Just hope we do not lose such a great man.

As Muslims, we shouldn't give up.

The challenge is not so much on him but his loved ones. There is only so much we can return to our parents, but for moments like this.

I wish the best for him. Allah knows whats best.

Text me of any development.

Anonymous said...

Each time I come across a child (no matter how old you are, you always remain a child for your parents)prays for its' parent's recovery I understand that too well.

I too had this experience, knelt down asking for miracle to happen, putting all my faith in god. Later I learned whatever outcome it is that be best that god has for all of us.

Put your faith in god. he knows best.


Jay Jamal said...

a'kum.. tante aina.. it's jay.. hope u still remember me..

i hope datuk gets well too.. he will always be in my prayers. insyaallah..

Anonymous said...

Sitting quietly at the bedsite of your loved one, breathe slowly and deeply while chanting your sacred mantra or read the Yasin, or just la ila ha il lallah either softly out loud or silently. Stop thinking of miracles but get him prepared for his journey.

Fix your mind on the sacred mantra. As other thoughts arise in your mind, do not be disturbed. Let the arising thoughts float by like moving clouds while you calmly repeat your prayer.
Continue the prayer and go deeper in the sacred presence which will bring peace to you and your loved one. Remember hearing is the last sense to depart the dying soul.

Dedication to Pak Samad

zaitgha said...


We can hope for miracle and pray for the best, and Allah knows best.

Redha with whatever the thoughts and prayers are with your dad and the family...

walaweh said...

Dear Aina,

Bawak Bapak balik..............u=itu wish dia...........

and be prepare, be strong

saleha said...

Dear Aina,
My heart goes out to you and the family. I understand your helpless feeling only too well. But there is always hope and miracles do happen...

Till then, we shall all pray for Pak Samad's well being...More importantly, that he is not in pain.

saleha said...

Dear Aina,

I understand only too well that feeling of helplessness.My thoughts are with you and your family.
Til then, there is always hope and miracles do happen...
We pray for Pak Samad's well being and more importantly, that he' not in pain. Love, Bee

ibu,mommy,mom... said...

I usually Read Marina Mahathir's blog and read about your dad and had to post here..
My prayers are with him

Lola and Me said...

Dear Noraini,
Reading your update about your father needing a second dialysis takes me back to the time when my Grandma had to do through the same thing. It's been 8 years now and the pain has never gone away.
My prayers are with you and your family. God Bless.

Anonymous said...


Kak, for someone that stills have both parents living healthly, i can't comprehend being in your shoes.

but, menitis jugak air mata bila baca your posting esp when you wrote "And if none happens, it is by His grace and His will..".

semoga keberkatan ramadhan dinikmati oleh you and your family.

my prayers for your dad kak.

-silent reader-

sue said said...

i'll also pray for him.. he is our icon.. terutama bagi wartawan2 muda macam kami.
InsyaAllah semua akan ok.
banyak2 bersabar ya..

Nora said...

Salam kak,
tabahkan hati ya...

a malaysian in riyadh said...

Constantly praying for Pak Samad.

AzAzura said...

Madam Nuraina,
At this moment of time I am not only praying for your father's health but also for you and your family's strenght.
Be strong .x

Enigman said...

My prayers for you and your family in this time of need. I went through the same thing when my late mother was in IJN 5 years ago. We all redha...what will happen will happen. Be strong ya...

Anonymous said...

*big hug*

4theprecious4 said...

Semoga Allah mempermudahkan segala urusan Pak Samad dan keluarga, dan memilih yang terbaik untuk Pak Samad. Amin. My heart pains at your despair Kak Ena. Take care.

Teh said...

Hi Nuraina,

I pray for strength in you and your family members to help tide through these dreadful worrisome moments. I also pray for the best for your father.

Take care.

4theprecious4 said...

Just received word from my mom that Pak Samad has left us to return to Rahmatlullah. In this most precious month of Ramadhan and on this blessed malam Jumaat, Allah has taken his wonderful hamba, Pak Samad home. Innalillahiwainnailahirojiun. Semoga Allah memncucuri rahmatNya ke atas roh Pak Samad dan meletakkanya bersama para sahabah, shuhadah dan solehin. Take care

Anonymous said...

My deepest most heartfelt condolences.
God bless you and your family.
Your father is a great man.

Abi Ayyub said...

Just read about the passing of your dad, my condolence Innalillilah hi wa innna illa hi rajiun.

He had given his best.

care & share said...

Takziah buat sekelaurga dari kami sekeluarga.

Md Sha'ani & Jamilah Wahid

Anonymous said...

aina dear, sorry & sad ! GODBLESS, amen !!

Ibn Abdullah Awab said...

Assalamualaikum warahmattullah,
Alhamdulillah hirrabbiialamin.

Nuraina dan keluarga,
SALAM TAKZIAH DARI SAYA, ISTERI DAN ANAK-ANAK diatas kembalinya ALMARHOM TAN SRI A. SAMAD ISMAIL (Ayahnda Saudari) tadi jam 5.58 petang. (Al Fatehah).

Sesungguhnya saya mengikuti dengan perinci keadaan kesihatan Pak Samad dengan melayari Harakah daily dan MSO sejak kebelakangan ini. Tadi kira-kira jam 5.25 ptg ketika berdada harakah daily mengkhabarkan keadaan kritikal Pak Samad, lantas saya memanggil isteri saya dengan panggilan 'Ummi'.

Ummi! Keadaan Pak Samad amat kritikal Ummi. Maaf dengan kasih sayang terdetik dihati saya dan telah saya katakan kepada isteri saya, "Ummi, mungkin Pak Samad ni orang baik maka ketentuan pilihan Penciptanya ia kan menemui Tuhannya 'Allah dalam bulan Ramadan hari Jumaat ni yang pernah keampunan (Ummi sebagai saorang pendidik bersetuju dengan kalam terbit dari mulut saya diluar perancangan).

Lepas itu berpindah saya melayari blog DSAI dan kembali mendada Harakah daily jam 6.10 ptg. Nyatalah benar apa yang saya bicarakan dengan isteri saya tadi (5.27 ptg)MSO menerusi YB Datuk Peduka Ibrahim Ali (MP Pasir Mas)maklumkan yang Tan Sri A. Samad Ismail dah meninggal dunia jam 5.58(Kita doakan mudah-mudah semuga roh Almarhom Pak Samad ditempat dan disemadikan bersama-sama dengan roh para Nabi Rasul dan Ambiak - Al Fatehah).

Kenangan manis tidak dapat saya lupakan adalah 10 tahun dahulu ketika saya diajak oleh (saya bahasakan)Pak Su yakni Almarhom Ibn Muslim - Hussein Yaacob) menemui Tan Sri, ketika itu kami tinggal di Kuala Lumpur.

Saudari Nuraina, bersabarlah dengan ketentuan 'Allah diatas kembalinya Ayahnda anda, salam takziah dan simpati.

Ibn Abdullah Awab
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Kedah Darul Aman.
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