Wednesday, September 28, 2011

My Mother

There she was, sitting on her favourite easy chair. She was always on that chair whenever we visited her.

I held her hands and kissed them. I gently hugged her. She was literally only skin and bone.

Her facial expression was mixed; sometimes it was just like a child longing for a friend, but some other times she was just like her own self.

"Who's this?"


"How many children you have?"


"Can you name them?"

"Siti Aminah...I can't..I'm confused.."

"What about the nine of us? Who is the eldest?"

"Sutie...I can't...too many branches..."

She could not remember the order we came into being into this world.

She did not know what time it was too.

She recognize all of us and her close friends who came visiting.

 She has lost most of her memories...she is having Al-Zheimer...

That's my mother...

To Allah I pray that she will be happy no matter what condition she is in...

I love you mom...

Monday, September 12, 2011

The majority of alveoli are markedly distended with neutrophils, macrophages, fibrillar eosinophilic material (fibrin) and  cellular debris.

Most pulmonary blood vessels are markedly congested with erythrocytes admixed with moderate amount of neutrophils, some of which are migrating across the vessel wall into the alveoli.

That is what I have seen in a piece of a cow's lung section under a light microscope.

There is a big battle going on in it, a war between some infectious bacteria, Pasteurella spp. that have infected the cow's lung and the cow's immune system.

The presence of the invading bacteria has triggered a great defence mechanism involving the neutrophils, the macrophages and a myriad of chemicals produced by the cow.

This is what I have been looking at, examining and appreciating for the past 15 years or more.

It is the microscopic world.

Do you wonder who orchestrate all that is going on in there?

Don't tell me that it happens by itself?

The greatest Creator of them all must have done that. It is all ALLAH's work ensuring that there is equilibrium in there, in the microscopic world!

Allah is great!