Family

Last Fri was my 1st day @ work, job tasks included tour co-ordination, logistics and event co-ordination. The documents were messy, no proper handover and systematic approach to do job tasks. I felt uncomfortable working in that environment. After much consideration, I told the manager to look for another staff who could focus on the ops for inbound tour groups that are arriving S’pore 1 week later. I received a call from another company to check if I’m still looking for a job but I told her at the moment I can’t work full-time. Now, an alternative option is to look after Dad on weekdays and find a part-time job to work on weekends.

K1 and K2 are brave children as we took turns to drain fluids from Dad’s coop loop bag. On 5th March (the day Dad is discharged from SGH), the nurse told us that doctor’s instruction is to drain about 2 litres each day (3 times a day, every 6 hours interval). We also need to monitor if there’s any infection as Dad needs to go to hospital to remove the coop loop.

On 6th March, K2 stayed at home to look after Dad. Mum and K1 went to Uncle KS’s Salad Le Express official opening. The marble cheesecake is yummy but the salad has lots of lettuce and other ingredients. Mum and K1 eat soba salad with balsamic vinegar dressing. Few hours before his shop close for the day, there’s 1 for 1 promo. We bought fruit salad, brown rice salad, assorted fruits, egg and ham sandwiches. While Mum and K1 were out, Aunt LC came to visit Dad and tried to persuade K2 to consider to let pastor comes to our home to pray for Dad. The topic of asking pastor comes to our home to pray for Dad made Mum and K2 quarrel. Later, K2 shows K1 a reply from Dr Tan that without chemo, Dad has 3 to 6 months left. K1 told Mum about the reply from Dr Tan so that she could understand the reason why K2 quarrel with her. Tears are in our eyes, we cried when Dad’s asleep and we tried not to cry in front of him.

7th March is Aunt LH’s birthday. We went out with Uncle W & Aunt LH for dinner at Penang Culture (thank you for dinner treat). Both of them were happy when she opened her present – Happy Call multi-purpose pan. Glad that both of them like the present ๐Ÿ™‚

Dr Tang suggested a nurse to drop-by our home to check on Dad’s condition. Today is the 1st visit by a nurse, Sellam who is from HCA Hospice Care and the services are free. Nurse Sellam taught K1 the steps to change dressing of the coop loop tube and advised to change the dressing every 3 days. She shares with Mum and K1 that her profession is on the medical side. So if any of us needs counselling, we let her know and her colleague who is a professional counsellor comes to our home to be our listening ear and gives us advice on how to cope with our fears etc.

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