I visited my mother-in-law who underwent an eye operation for her glaucoma at Selayang Hospital for the last few days (15-18 March 2010).
There were three Malay women sharing the same ward with her.
While in the ward, I noticed the woman next to her bed did not seem to be cheerful.
The Malay woman felt sad because none of her eight children came to visit her for the first two days. She saw family members of other patients coming to visit. Only her younger sister and daughter-in-law came that evening. I observed that she also took little food during dinner time.
The hospital nurse told her that this is not surprising for many patients.
“Their children were too busy with their work and families.”
“When the children and grandchildren came for visit, they made the place into a social gathering where they enjoyed their food.”
What comes to your mind?
For me, just take care of our health so that we do not have to be hospitalized the rest of our lives.
If we are healthy, and learn to live a life of our own that serve the society at large, it does not matter much if our children and their children have no time to visit us.
May all have good health.