Recently, Anna, a Malaysian mother, shared an emotional memory on her Instagram page about her late son, Zarif, who passed away from kidney failure.
In a video, it shows the final moments of Zarif and the nurses crying and embracing him before saying goodbye after he was discharged from a hospital in Kuala Lumpur.
The nurses were aware that Zarif’s illness was incurable and no further treatment was available.
Nine days after being taken home, Zarif passed away at the age of 12.
M’sian boy bids farewell to nurses who took care of him
In the post, Anna shared that the event occurred in May 2020, but she decided to share it again as a tribute to the front-line workers at the hospital who showed care and love towards Zarif.
Anna explained that Zarif had been undergoing dialysis treatment three times a week since 2018, which was both demanding and challenging due to the side effects he experienced.
However, the nurses became like family to Zarif due to their skills, patience, and the time they spent with him.
Diagnosed with untreatable illness
Anna further disclosed that Zarif was diagnosed with Posterior Urethral Valve (PUV) while he was still in the womb, which interfered with his outflow of urine and damaged his kidney.
Despite a surgical correction, the damage was permanent and Zarif had a 70:30 kidney function. According to WOB, the condition worsened when Zarif was 10 and he was admitted to the ICU after collapsing on December 31, 2017.
The boy’s passing serves as a reminder of the selflessness and dedication of healthcare workers, who often go above and beyond to provide comfort and support to their patients, even in their final moments.
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