Pasar Presint 8

October 20, 2020

Finally I found a place that I can do groceries shopping without having to worry about the price. Thanks Kak Mulan :)

For the early 2 weeks of my stay in Cyberjaya, I kept on buying stuffs from Grocers (name it - Village Grocer, Jaya Grocer, Star Grocer yada-yada), so I posted Instagram stories asking for help and opinions. A lot of information came into my message box.

One of them is Pasar P8. It is actually very close to Hospital Putrajaya.

So, I went there on Saturday with Haziq and haha of course I love the place!
It is a market in a neighbourhood surrounded by apartments, a school, a food court, a local library in Presint 8.

The price of vegetables, fruits, fishes, meats, chickens etc are affordable. I can say, it is almost similar as in Mydin etc. 

The market will be the place for me to get my groceries on regular occasions :)

Here is the map. Luckily it opens daily. 



October 19, 2020

HO: Doktor, ada banyakkkk coklat kat pantry, mak ayah Bed X bagi.

Hehe I was excited to be honest. We usually received some food from discharged patient, sometimes brownies / cake / breads etc and we will just put them in the pantry and make announcement to other colleagues. 

"Cepat-cepat, nanti habis."

And to my surprise, we received a box full of sweets!
Though I didn't really eat these but it did give me happiness and put a smile on my face behind the face mask. :)

Thank you for the thoughts :)

May Allah help and give us courage to continue working with good quality. Ameen. 



These Tiny Tubes

October 18, 2020

Poking babies for some blood investigations is not that easy. First, we need to decide if poking them / to insert IV line (branula) is really needed. Then, of course we need to explain to mothers why we need to do that.

I always tell my patients (since housemanship phase) that our blood is like our identity. I think I have mentioned this in previous post too. We can check many things from few drops of blood. :) And I love the facts that we can do so.

In paeds, blood taking procedures are RARELY be done bedside (means most of the time, we will take the babies / kids to the procedure room) and we will ask the parents to stay outside of the procedure room, or simply stay in the patient's room. Why? I don't think people loves to see their kids crying with the pain initiated with poking them. Right? I have witnessed lots of mothers (usually) have tears flowing on their cheeks every time they hear their children crying in procedure room.

And to be honest, kids have really good memories - name it from their eyes and even from their body memories. Huhu. Every time we just hold to check their hands & foots for any possible veins, they usually will start crying. But some others are cool haha. Some will only cry once the needle is inside.

From left: EDTA tube for adults - EDTA tube for paeds - plain tube for adult - plain tube for paeds

EDTA tube - usually for full blood count, full blood picture

Plain tube - for renal profile, liver function test, serology etc. 

Tricking the children with some videos are helpful to be honest. It helps to distract the kids. For babies, I discovered that playing some sleep lullaby can help to calm the babies. :)

I always asked my husband why on earth would he prefer Paediatrics compared to Medical Department. He said that both are busy departments, one handling general medicine for babies & children while the other one for adults. But, at least seeing cute babies sooth his mind to continue working. Lol. He handles kids better than me though we both are the youngest in the family.

And now, both of us are Paediatrics MO. Haha. Life is very funny sometimes.

Anyway, please pray together with us to be blessed with kids ya :)

I still remember I will ask your prayers when I was in medical school & housemanship. Hopefully, you will not mind to keep praying for me too.

May Allah bless your day :)



Open the Book, Seek Help.

October 11, 2020

Have you seen this book before? Hehe

This is a famous book in medical setting, especially in Paediatric Department. It is available in PDF form but most superiors prefer the juniors to have this book in pocket. 

It is called Frank Shann.
A book consists of name of drugs and doses used. In Paediatrics, the dosages depend on the weight of the baby / children, hence you can see doctors start to open this book every time endorsing medications. Plus using calculator too.

For example, the most common drug used for fever / pain relief in kids.
Syrup Paracetamol 15mg/kg/dose 4-6H (max 4g/day)

Which means, 
- the name of the drug: syrup Paracetamol (brand name can be like Panadol)
- the dose: 15mg/kg/dose. For example: a kid with weight 10kg, the dosage for him is 150mg. 
- maximum dose if 4000mg/day
- 4-6H: means taken every 4-6hourly
- if taken every 6 hourly: the kid will consume 150mg x 4 times = 600mg (still below the maximum dose) 

There are too much of information that health care workers need to remember. And again, it is really hard to know every single doses for every drugs in this world. So, this book makes it easier. Of course, it is helpful apart from calling the pharmacists and double confirm the dosage hehe.

Same goes in life.

Have we ever feel we had too much of things happening in our life? 
We are human beings. We are not robots.

Even robots have the guidebook, so do we.
And what do humans have?


Open the book, seek help. :)
Don't be ashamed.
This is simply a reminder for myself. Huhu.


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