Thursday, April 29, 2010


Today I went to Ren Ci Community Hospital* to visit a cousin who was transferred there from Tan Tock Seng for rehab therapy.  She fell in the bathroom and had a fractured wrist.  She had swollen feet because of arthritis.  but thank God there's no more swelling.
*Ren Ci Hospital is like an old folks home for sick elderly.

When I was there, I witness an elderly lady refusing to be discharged.  Heard from cousin that she's got dementia.  Every time one of the nurses (btw, there were 6 nurses trying to convince her to sit on the wheelchair) tries to help her, she will should "mai!!" (means don't want).

It was somewhat a little hilarious to see her in action because she's so feisty.

But while I was there, I saw many other patients lying on their beds, not moving.  Perhaps tired while recovering from their illness.

I had mixed feelings.  I felt sad for the patients there.  Some of them have been staying there for a while.  And most of them have dementia.  While I'm sad that most of them don't know what is going on around them, they at least have a lot of nurses and helpers to help them.  But I'm glad the place is clean and spacious and they have a lot of helpers and nurses there.

1 comment:

May said...

I felt the same way when I visited woodbridge hospital long time ago when my mum worked there.

btw, thanks for the tip on colimix. will check with the GI doc.