Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Karim on the mend!

"He's gained some weight and can eat more comfortably now!" These are the words of Hawa, Karim Sulaiman's wife when we spoke a short while ago. Karim, as most of you know, is down with a skin disease called scleroderma, an extremely rare skin ailment.

The kind people at Hospital Kuala Lumpur fetched Karim from his home in Sri Gombak in an ambulance for his medical check-up yesterday, Feb 12. They then sent him back in the same ambulance after recording some statistics.

"Better we fetch and send you rather than come in your own transport 'cos parking is difficult," Hawa was told. But there were other more encouraging news for Hawa and the patient.

Karim's weight has increased from 37kg to 42kg while his arm mobility has also improved. The ailment often cause the tightening of the skin, making it smooth and shiny. It also restricts the patient's movement. The treatment has enabled Karim to eat more comfortably as he can widen his mouth more and this has helped in swallowing his food.

Hawa, continously thanking HKL and the hospital's head of the Department of Dermatology, Puan Sri Soraya Tun Hussein Onn, was also aware that these are early days and Karim still has a long way to go before full recovery. His next treatment is scheduled on Feb 26.

Meanwhile, chin up my friend! InsyaAllah,you'll be fine!


bloodkingsingstheblues said...

Alhamdulillahshukor ...

thanks dato' for updating us on the progress made by karim.

bloodkingsingstheblues said...

Alhamdulillahshukor ... excellent news.

Yusof said...

Syukur alhamdulillah, very encouraging development this is. Still my prayers go to him for full and complete recovery, so he can pick up his life from where he last left and do what he do best before this illness rendered him helpless.

May Hawa finds the strength within to withstand all that come her way. She is a true "teman hidup sejati" that really stand by her man.

Melor said...

Jasa mu Dato' tidak terbilang
Melapor perihal Karim yang malang
Dari mula hingga sekarang
Tanpa jemu dan mengeluh panjang

Bukan sekadar memberi laporan
Dato' turut menghulur bantuan
Dibawanya Timb Menteri Kesihatan
Melawat Karim, hatinya rawan

Pakar di GH pun mulalah periksa
Puan Sri Soraya turut serta
Mencari punca penyakit yang menimpa
Scleroderma, itulah namanya

Seronok hati bukan kepalang
Mendengar khabar Karim yang girang
Pergerakannya kini semakin memberangsang
Harap pulih sepenuhnya di hari mendatang

Hawa isteri yang baik budi
Sabar tabah menjaga suami
Sentiasa setia berada di sisi
Syurga dik, tempat mu nanti

Kepada Karim, Hawa dan semua
Jangan jemu memanjat doa
Mohon rahmat daripada Yang Esa
Segala musibah itu ada hikmatnya

Saalik said...

wasohhbihi ajama'iin


dgn izin

seindah titisan
air matamu
seindah juga
titisan kasih
baginda 'Ayub

syed syahrul zarizi said...


If it is not a problem, can you post a new picture of Karim? I', sure everyone would like to see how much he have improve.

See, dato, you just start something positive here. lets keep the ball rolling.



syukur, Alhamdulillah.

I pray that he will get better.
Thank you fo the update.

Kak Teh said...

alhamdulillah, thanks for this wonderful news. i hope to visit him next month. Insyaallah.