Father In Perak Camps In Hospital Carpark To Be Close To Son Suffering From Brain Tumour
A 40-year-old man in Perak resorted to camping in his car in the parking lot of a hospital just to be as close as possible to his son, who was recently hospitalised
According to New Straits Times, Adi Saifullizam Abdul Sani has been camping in his car since Friday, 6 January, after his youngest son, eight-year-old Muhammad Afeef Mikhail, was diagnosed with a brain tumour on the same day and had to be admitted to the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital in Ipoh, Perak, for treatment.
Adi's temporary home set-up features a tent he propped up with the trunk door of his car, with pillows and blankets lining the interior of the vehicle.
"It's not that comfortable sleeping in a car but it's alright, as long as I can be nearby in case of anything," the father-of-three said.
He reportedly declined his friends' offers to stay with them, as they were all about 30 minutes away from the hospital.
Adi, along with his wife, Aminah Othman, have also made other sacrifices in their lives in order to accompany their young son throughout his time in the hospital
The couple had discussed their finances beforehand to see if it was feasible for Adi to travel back and forth from their home in Trolak, Perak, to the hospital.
In the end, they decided that it was best for Adi to spend the nights in his car, while Aminah stayed in the paediatric ward with their son.
It was also revealed that Adi took one week of unpaid leave from the factory he worked at in Bidor in order to be with his family. The couple's other two children were left in the care of their relatives.
Right now, the doting father can only hope for the best outcome for his son's condition.
"We can just hope for the best to see if the tumour is aggressive or otherwise," he told reporters.
Muhammad Afeef was hospitalised when he experienced swelling between his eyes and along his spine and had to undergo a CT scan
The results indicated a tumour in the boy's brain, prompting doctors to ward him immediately.
Muhammad Afeef also had to undergo an operation for doctors to collect cell samples from the tumour for testing.
He is currently in stable condition.
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