Friday, 17 June 2011

The human body's filtration system

Around two weeks ago, a friend of mine Zaaba Ahmad, posted on his Facebook status about his son's medical condition. He mentions IgA Nephropathy. I didn't know what it means so I immediately ran a google search. Upon reading a few of the online reference sources, I became a bit depressed. The eldest son of my friend is suffering from a very serious ailment. I copy below, the first two opening lines from one website, and you'll understand what I mean :

IgA nephropathy is a kidney disorder that occurs when IgA—a protein that helps the body fight infections—settles in the kidneys. After many years, the IgA deposits may cause the kidneys to leak blood and sometimes protein in the urine. (source - NIDDK)

Our kidneys functions as the natural filtration system for our body. It removes wastes and excess water from our blood and discharges them as urine. Damaged and diseased kidneys are seldom treatable. More often than not, transplant is the only solution.

Early this week, Zaaba transferred his son from a hospital in Seremban to the HTAA Hospital in Kuantan. The young man was studying for A-levels at a Seremban college and had in fact, sat for his exams while warded. His condition had not improved and Zaaba decided to transfer the son to Kuantan to be nearer his hometown so the family can easily be by his bedside. Zaaba kept us friends updated by posting news on FB.

Yesterday the young man slipped into coma and was warded in ICU. I managed to get a call through to my friend at 11.00 am today. He was at the hospital and told me that the situation did not look good. The son is on a life support machine. I couldn't say much except offer to pray for his son. I almost cried...

At around 5pm, I received a message from another friend who was at the hospital.... they have stopped the respirator. Zaaba has lost his 20-year old son.

My condolonces to Zaaba and his family. May the Almighty place the soul of Afiq Aiman Bin Zaaba among the pious.


Wan Sharif said...

AlFatihah.. May Allah bless Afiq Aiman and place his soul among the Muqarrabin.

little ain said...

my deepest condolences to the family.



Human Anatomy said...

Kidneys are among the more important organs of human body. All issues related to kidney result in great discomfort. It is because kidneys perform a number of different important functions. Some of them are; excreting nitrogenous wastes from the body, maintaining salt and water balance, maintaining acid base balance, controlling blood pressure and many others.

Pak Zawi said...

Innalillahiwaina illaihirojiun. Very sad indeed. My condolence to your friend Zaaba.

Pat said...

Such a sad post, Fadhil. I cannot imagine how your friend must be feeling; or you, for what can you say to console him?

What I will take from this post is this: That life is short, and it can be over tomorrow. So, I should make the best of every moment, and not let little things get me down.

Nurie said... lost a child is the hardest lost of all. May your friend finds the strength to face this trying times and redha dgn ketentuan Allah.

Oldstock said...

Ayoh Wang, Little Ain, Pak Zawi, Pat and Nurie,

Thanks for the kind thoughts and prayers. Sorry for the delay in responding. Have been a bit busy on the new work front.

Oldstock said...

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