Saturday, May 25, 2013

Be Proud, Doc :)

Last night, I had sleepless night shift. Amount of patients admitted to emergency room of Puskesmas, causing me and two nurses lacked of sleep. Every thirty minutes or one hour one patient came, asking for the medications. Me, with half eyes opened, tried my best to give the examinations and treatments that able to be given in a small health centre. But this, there was one patients stole my attention a lot. 

He was admitted in the early morning, when the sun began to rise, well about 5 or 6 at the morning. I was finishing the medical record of patients before him, and suddenly he came to emergency room 'carried' by 3 or 4 people, and from the far I saw him unconscious and well... not breathing. I run to him, and asking for the Ambu bag and adrenalin injection to nurses. No radial, brachial and carotic pulse palpated at first, then I finally got the pulse palpated, very weak pulse. I thought that was a DOA (Death on Arrival), and be ready to deliver the bad news to the family. I called the patient's name, trying to examine the conscious state of him. No eye opening. No response to pain stimulus. Until I came to the conclusion he had severe brain injury, he was unable to take a deep breath, gasping for air. I could only give oxygen mask,  and massive fluid infusion, and no mayo provided in health centre. I thought he was in poor yet stable condition until I saw him... Stop breathing.
Fast, I called for the help to assist the Ambu bag, found my way to get the plastic chair closer, climbed up to it and started giving CPR. I aggresively gave the intravenous fluids the due to the very weak carotic pulse. and unmeasured blood pressure. 5 minutes at firts, we got no response from patients. I examined his eyes, myosis at left and midriasis at right one. As long as the both sides didn't show maximum midriasis, I thought we still had a hope, then I continued giving CPR for 15 more. 
And finally I saw him coughing... and I could palpate his radial pulse. Strong enough. He regained ROSC. :)

That indescribable feeling came after. Be proud, doc, you all have the ability to provide the best medical treatments, to save one's life. No need to listen to those harassment and bullying, to those direspectful behaviours people show you about your profession. Go. Your patients need it. :)

How to save a life - Grey's Anatomy casts

Monday, May 13, 2013

One Dream

One of my biggest dream is to wear the same traditional wedding gown my Mom wore 25 years ago on her wedding day. I think every girl has ever dreamed of it. May the beautiful black kebaya fits me on that special day.. Soon, when the prince charming arrives! :')

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Shortcut to Bali

Sunny Sunday and we planned to go on a picnic! :D
Candi Cetho (Cetho Temple) had been decided to be our next short trip destination. This temple is located on western slope of Mount Lawu (on the previous post, we visited Sarangan lake, which located on southern slope of the same mountain :D), on the border between central and east Java provinces. One hour needed to get there from our beloved boarding house in Ngrambe. The journey to this temple is challenging and arouses adrenaline,the road went up and downs, but all the anxiety, dizziness, feeling of unwell are paid off with the breaktaking scenery! Green everywhere, you can see the beautiful tea garden on both right and left side, love! <3 p="">

Don't ask for lunch. We again had satay! 

A high gate standing elegantly under the sky brought our memoris to the temple's gates in Bali, the God's island. That's why I named this post "Shortcut to Bali", the atmosphere here simply reminded us to that beautiful island. You must agree with me, no? ;)

In Javanese language, Cetho means clear or pure. As a place to worship the Siva God, this temple is decorated with a phallus statuse statue as a symbol of Siva. Fyi, phallus is statue which has penis look-alike. The main bulding is trapezoid shaped, located on the highest terrace of the land. Until now, this temple is still used by Hindu societies here for a worshiop ritual place. They put ritual sesajen (offerings) on the statue. When we were there being amazed with the scenery, the fog came down from the hills covering the temple area. 

And near the temple, there's a pura up on the hill, named Pura Kalisodo. :D

To sum up today, It was fun! And the trip was totally worth it! 
Looking forward to another trip! Who knows next time we will find 'shortcurt' to New York? :D 

Trip to Sarangan Lake

Whoa! I miss blogging to the moon and back!
Not because I was that busy and not having time to write... Well, I'm just suffering with loss of signal recently. My dearest team mate seccessfully fixed this poor strength signal problem, so here I am, ready to report the things that happened (esp about the holiday things), and be proud to bring you the photos! 

Remember we had one day off on last Thursday? We went to Sarangan Lake that day. Yes, one day trip to one of the famous lake located on East Java! Yeayness! :]

This picture was (not) beautifully taken by me. Not high-skilled in photography. Haha. *sob*

Sarangan Lake (in bahasa, Telaga Sarangan) is a natural lake that lies at the foor of Mount Lawu, southern slope of the mountain to be exactly, in Plaosan district, Magetan regency, East Java. It took two hours more (omagah!!) from Ngrambe, and two victims of its winding road found and diagnosed with travel sickness. I've had taken my dimenhydrinate pill before beginning this long journey, yet still, I felt nausea and heavy dizziness during the killing-two-hours. 

Sarangan Lake is one of Magetan's tourism. Around the lake, there are two-star hotels, motels and cottages.  I thought I'll be able to see the beautiful green pastures that lies beside the lake, and I was totally wrong, there are lots of souvenir shops and food vendors permanently built beside the lake. They sell everything, from the usual tourism shirt (white or black t shirted printed Telaga Sarangan in center of it, capitally) to wooden photo frames (which also the words Sarangan Lake written in its edge), from traditional snacks to various types of vegetables, from sate to mie ayam. *gulp* We had sate (satay) for lunch. But since I had no heart to eat the cute creatures with two long ears, I orderd chicken satay instead of the rabbit one. I just did not have a heart to grill Conny into satay..... :/

Look! 8 out of 10 chicken satay! With extra peanut sauce on it, yum!

I also found Leontopodium alpinum here! The symbol of endless love. :)

The mission won't be complete without renting the boat or horse riding over the lake. We only tried to ride the speed boat and errr...bebek2an (that's the way we called this boat, a floating watercraft designed to look like a duck.... yes, that's bebek2an!) To those who has vertigo or easily get motion sickness or seasick, steering bebek2an is really not recommended. All of us who tried riding this slow speed boat got dizziness right after. About the horse riding... Well, let the prince charming will be the one who rides the (white) horse to pick me up, and me no need to. Ha-ha-ha. 

I did have a great time! One day trip is tiring and exhausting, yet FUN! See you on the next escape! ;)