**”Bismillahir rahmaanir raheem”
-in the name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful-**
“Its just procedure naseema dear… Its just to make sure everythings alright.” Doctor yasmin reassured.
That eased naseema for a while. She waited in the line at room 2 while hanzalah and habeeba again waited in the waiting area.
Once the ECG was done, they proceeded back to the doctors rooms.
“The ECG shows that there’s a slight prolonging…well basically its called a prolonged QT interval..” Dr yasmeen showed naseema on the printed graph from the ECG.
This made naseema start panicking again… She was worried that she was going to die.
“Listen… It may be nothing to stress about. I suggest we just get a cardiologist to check it out. Our machines here are very basic and the readings aren’t very accurate. We’re just GP’s.. We don’t specialise in these things. But just so we know that everythings okay,” dr called her receptionist to make an appointment with the cardiologist at the nearest hospital…
“Has your ummi been stressing a lot lately?” She asked hanzalah concerned whilst they waited for the receptionist to call back.
“She has.. She panics a lot lately. Everything seems to get her panicked. Even habeeba falling or crying gets her panicked..” Hanzalah replied.
Doctor looked at naseema sympathetically and placed a comforting hand on hers. “You have to take it easy my dear. Really. Your family is there for you. You have a loving husband and a mature young man here to look after you. Its bad enough that the cancer has reached this far, we don’t want any extra complications now.”
The receptionist called back to say that the next available appointment would only be sometime in the middle of next month.
“Let’s just kEep the appointment. If we get another appointment with another doctor sooner, then we’ll just cancel that one…” Naseema suggested.
Doctor nodded in agreement.. “But in the meantime, I need you to have complete rest. I’m prescribing some strong sleeping pills. You need it. Just take it easy okay and don’t hesitate to call me if anything happens.”
“You see ummi… I told you that I needed to learn how to drive…” Hanzalah started again as soon as they’d jumped into the car to go home..
They returned home and hanzalah immediately gave his mum some of the medication they’d gotten from the pharmacy…
He made sure she was in bed and didn’t get up for anything.
She had already cooked for supper so there was no need to worry about that.
a worried abdullah returned home in the evening only to find naseema fast asleep in bed.
Hanzalah explained everything to his father who agreed that it was best for naseema to just take things easy.
In the meantime, abdullah tried getting numbers of cardiologists in the area so that they could get naseema seen to sooner. He didn’t want to wait until halfway next month. He loved his wife dearly and didn’t want anything to happen to her. He couldn’t imagine life without her. She was his pillar, his strength, his only love. The only woman his ever known and been so attached to and losing her would be like losing his whole life.
As much as he knew that whatever happened in life was Allahs will, the thought of losing naseema was something he just wasn’t ready for. He silently prayed that Allah granted her a speedy recovery and a long beneficial life.
He googled a few doctors in the area and spoke to some of the brothers at the masjid after esha salaah and by the next morning had a list of cardiologists in and around the area.
He left his shop work aside and immediately began calling for appointments.
After 3 calls and still no sooner appointment, the shop phone rang…
“Abba… Its ummi… She’s not feeling too well abba… She can’t breathe and she says she feels like fainting…” Hanzalahs stressed voice was heard through the phone.
“Calm down hanzalah.. What happened? Just get ummi a glass of water, I’m locking up here and will be home as soon as I can…” Abdullah said.
When abdullah reached home, naseema was laying down on the sofa in the lounge.
She was shivering when it was almost 30 degrees outside.
Hanzalah had wrapped a light blanket around her and was sitting beside her trying to comfort her.
“What happened my love?” Abdullah rushed towards naseema…
“I don’t know.. I’m cold and I’m feeling terribly light headed. Maybe my blood pressure again… I think I need to go to the hospital.” Naseema said.
Naseema hated the hospital. And the fact that she’d asked to be taken, was a sign that this was serious.
Thanks to everyone for understanding about my last minute break and jazakallah to everyone for being concerned and their heartfelt duas..
Inshallah the blog will continue from today as normal.
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