THEY WILL ASK thee as to what they should spend on others. Say: "Whatever of your wealth you spend shall [first] be for your parents, and for the near of kin, and the orphans, and the needy, and the wayfarer; and whatever good you do, verily, God has full knowledge thereof." - Al-Baqarah (2:215)

Saturday, 29 March 2008

Fuzi's anxiety

Fuzi called me yesterday. She just realized that her blood test at the hospital next week so happens to be on the same day as her case at the Mahkamah Syariah. Realizing it just a few days before the day (it’s supposed to be this coming Wednesday), she started to panic - which was why she called me to ask what she should do.

Actually, there’s nothing for Fuzi to worry about. The blood test can be done before or after the specified date as long as the results reach the HIV clinic before her appointment with the doctor. And her appointment is 2 weeks after the blood test, and so there’s ample time.

Unlike some clients who aren’t compliant with their appointments and medications, Fuzi on the other hand is the kind who goes “by the book”. If you tell her 10 am, it’s 10 am. If you tell her tomorrow, it’s tomorrow. If you tell her cannot, it’s cannot. Yep, that’s good really, although at times she tends to panic even when the situation is rather flexible.

Anyway, I told her not to worry and just go to the Mahkamah Syariah first for her case. If the case ends early, then she can go straight to the hospital after that for her blood test. If not, she can always go to the hospital the next day.

Oh, Fuzi will also need to bring Ijam along for the blood test as he needs to get another blood test done before he starts on his medication. That may be a problem as Ijam is afraid of needles. One time when he knew his mother wanted to bring him to the hospital, Fuzi had to chase him around the house to get him. Finally she managed to coax him… I mean… BRIBE him by offering him a new toy if he agreed to go. And he did go. It didn’t matter if Fuzi bought him a cheap toy, as long as it’s a new toy!

I guess for next week’s appointment, Fuzi needs to bribe him with another toy.

I just hope things will go smoothly for Fuzi – her court case and the blood tests for both herself and her son.

Actually I can’t wait for the court case either. I sure hope Fuzi will be able to get her marriage cert legalized at last so she will no longer have to worry about her children’s citizenship status. And I hope the fine imposed on her will not be too high.


Rita Ho said...

Hi Pi ... Fuzi comes across as someone who genuinely wants to be responsible and be on top of things. If only those that make decisions that affect her life can see this.

It is great that she has you on her side. :)

Nightwing said...

Helo Kak,

Hope everything goes well for her.

Does she need to fast in order to do the blood test?

Pi Bani said...

Yep, Fuzi is one client who has so many problems and yet she doesn't give me much problem... unlike some others who like to "cari" problem! I think you who I'm talking about laa... ;)

Pi Bani said...

The blood test is to get her CD4 count, so no, she doesn't have to fast.

Rita Ho said...

Pi ... I do know who. Hopefully, she didn't go to Cameron Highlands to snuggle-up with someone, otherwise more problems, oh!!

Zawi said...

Some people are lucky since they are offerd citizenship so that they can help them win an election whereas Fuzi wasn't.

Pi Bani said...

Sei lorr!

Pi Bani said...

Tak habis tempias election lagi ke? :)

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

yea, hope everything goes without a single glitch. she can always try to kowtim with the court about the fine.

Pi Bani said...

Can ah like that? I mean... kowtim with the court?

But then again, it was her late husband's responsibility to register their marriage. Fuzi's fault was to be so gullible so as to believe her hubby bulat-bulat that everything already done.

Hopefully the court will take that into consideration.

Salt & Turmeric said...

Pi, i too hope tht Fuzi will get the papers done w/o any fine. Hopefully the court will have some 'perasaan' and not penalised her for something thts not her fault.


Pi Bani said...

Farina: (garam & kunyit?)
I doubt Fuzi can get her marriage cert legalized without any fines. But I do hope whatever the amount is, it will be as minimal as possible.

Today, 2nd April, is D-day. Will call her later today to find out.