Sunday, May 08, 2005

:: mum is the word::

mother's day has become valentine's day-like kinda of affairs.

the media, retail, restaurants have all ganged up for mother's day lunches/tea/dinners/shopping/tribute/ etc etc...

so, to all mothers and mother-to-be and mother-wannabe, "Happy Mother's Day".

as usual, i do not 'celebrate' mother's day with my mom. she has been feeling unwell since last friday, a day after her first theraphy of zometa, to manage her condition of insolent myloma which is cancer of the plasma cells. i have taken a day off from work to send her for her continuous blood tests, consultation and treatments, which have to be repeated every 6 weeks.

when i returned from work on saturday (yeah, no thanks to stupid co-worker's incompetency and idiotic attitude), my mom has fever, aches and headache. i have taken her temperature , gave her medication and told her to rest as food will still be available even if she is not cooking.

fortunately, her body temperature has subsided and improved by the time i had to leave the house for my weekly chill-out sessions with my pals. yes, i should not have even left the house, but knowing my mom, she would not let me fuss too much about her. but i had taken every precaution to make sure that she is well-rested, her medication taken, her bed is cozy, room temperature is maintained, drinks, lights and emergency contacts all at hand. fortunately, by the time i am home at 4 am, she is well rested and her body temperature has returned to almost normal.

so, today, on mother's day, my mom is still a little heavy-headed, so i guess dinner will be sumptuous again, thanks to reliable 'makan places crew' who have to work to feed lazy folks like us.

as for me, i will spend my time doing some house-work like cleaning the aircon filters, the fans and watching dvd and 'serve dinner' later... my cat, sumoki, has strangely been on his best behaviour somehow when my mom is not feeling too well for the past few days. that is perhaps, his way of celebrating mother's day....


photo credits : david dean

7 comments:

David Dean said...

Appropriate choice of image, Axel made that for last years Mother's day.

Wabbit said...

Hope ur mum feels better now. I didn't get to celebrate with mine either...

aGent X said...

david - axel has a great potential as a budding artist :) it was the best pic that i could have find using 'mother's day' tag.

wabbit - thanks, she has return to her old self now :) but didnt' want any fancy dinner, just rice with tuna!?

Wabbit said...

rice with tuna???!!?? i can't imagine what u feed ur mum on normal days...kidding. It's the thought that counts, i suppose there isn't much she can eat given the state of her health.

jettykey said...

I'm sorry to hear about your mum. Hope she's feeling better.

The picture is so appropriate.

Miss Mumble said...

so sad to hear abt ur mom's condition..
she sakit like tt dah lama ke?
but she's very lucky tt u took great pains to tend to her...
i can only pray my kids turn out just as good...;)

aGent X said...

anna - thanks, she's great now..back to her usual self.

mm - her condition was discovered accidentally from the regular blood screening that was done, luckily, it is very minute and we were able to treat and manage it in time. respect for elders is one of my principles :D