Uncle Fuad

Uncle Fuad. my mother in law's brother. no 2 in family, and known as angah to the sisters. had a stroke 8 years ago which everyone thought was the end, but survived with sheer stubborness and strength of character. Not to mention with the absolutely divinely attentive care given by his angel of a wife Auntie Ro*kiah and his children, F and M. Not a single bed sore landed on Uncle Fuad's body, an amazing miracle considering that he was bedbound for eight years.

What do I remember about Uncle Fuad. A handsome man, with white hair, was good with my father, had loads of wisdom to impart. The stroke was sudden and not expected. Savage as it left him with perfect mental capabilities, able to communicate, read the newspapers and express emotions. Everytime we go (which , sadly, was not often enough) we'd get chastised for not coming more or not staying long enough. The man may not have been able to move, but his wit was sure sharp!

2 days ago he deteriorated. Diarrhoea and also skin and bones. Immediately parents in law came. And he left us this morning at 3. Nasib baik mak and abah dapat tengok. Everyone came. We all pun went at 4. Well, we wanted to go at 4 am but duk dik duk dik, last last lepas subuh baru pergi. I could not stay for the pengkebumian - had to rush to the school to get report cards of the 5 kids .....

ni nak gi tahlil...dah lambat..tunggu princess nadine sara sophia etc siap....
Alfatihah ....

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edelweiss said…
kak shila...

takziah ...wife arwah mmg angel kan...bukan mudah nak layan org sakit yang bed ridden....semoga berkat & rahmat allah bersama isteri arwah and alfatihah buat arwah.
Thank you Edelweissssss.....betul betul menginsafkan ek. time kita tak tau macamana....

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