Comrade

I shared about my fellow “comrade” during my stay at the hospital (KKH). Patient T – more commonly known as Madam Tan – went through a very similar predicament as me. Right now it is comforting to know that both our babies are growing strong and healthy.

Some interesting similarities that bonded the friendship between both families (adapted in English from Mdm Tan’s blog):

 

  1. Both of us were pregnant with our first baby boy.
  2. Both of us had burst water bag between 21 to 23 weeks of gestation and were admitted into the same ward with beds facing each other.
  3. Both of us love to hide behind our curtains in the ward; eating durians! 😛 (because we heard that durians will help our babies put on weight! But clearly this old wives’ tale didn’t work for me!)
  4. Both of us have loving hubbies who came to the hospital after work everyday without fail to visit us. Both hubbies bear all things in silence; willingly and lovingly supported us throughout the entire pregnancy in the hospital. 🙂
  5. Both of us have mothers who are super-women! Both mothers will go to the hospital everyday; bringing healthy home-cooked food which we readily shared among both families.
  6. Amazingly – both of us gave birth to our sons at gestational week 31+ 1 day!
  7. Both our babies were born in July – Xi En was born on 31st July and Yuan Hao was born on 13th July. Think about it.. rare to come by 2 dates who are opposite digits within the same month!

 

So many coincidences (or God-incidences to us) have created an invisible bonding between both families. It is also probably because no one will understand better than a fellow “comrade” who went through the same “suffering”. I am thankful for Mdm Tan because she had taught me resilience and in the midst of “darkness”; we supported each other. 🙂

Both of us can definitely see this friendship continuing to our sons’ generation!

 

Xi En & Yuan Hao

5 thoughts on “Comrade

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  2. hey there, bloghopped from the search engine. i also have a preemie child, she’s 19 months corrected, was born at 26 weeks. it’s nice to find fellow SGean blogger who is also a preemie parent. i hope to be able to share some issues with you, with regards to prematurity 🙂

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    • Hi 19thmayflower,
      thks for hopping by and dropping a comment. 🙂 It is always encouraging to see similar stories and how preemies developed to be strong fighters. 🙂 Feel free to email/drop comments on my blog to share on stories about our little miracles. 🙂 FYI -my boy was born at 31weeks+1day. He is currently 9 days corrected.

      Cheers

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