After spending 3 weeks in the hospital and undergoing various tests, 65-year-old Ang Boon Kah finally received a surgery appointment scheduled for August 24th.
His nephew informed that during his uncle's hospitalization, doctors diagnosed him with pulmonary congestion, draining 10 liters of fluid in 18 days and alleviating his breathing difficulties through medication. However, due to his weakened heart, a timely procedure to implant an automatic implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (AICD) was advised.
With the necessary medical expenses already covered, both Ang Boon Kah and his nephew are profoundly grateful for the assistance from the community. Although they didn't want to burden the public with their situation, family circumstances made it necessary to seek external support to avoid forcing him to leave the hospital against medical advice. Regardless, they express deep gratitude for the help extended by the community.
"Uncle used to be cynical and couldn't understand why he, who believed in helping others, would fall ill. However, he came to realize that just like a car engine needs maintenance, our bodies do too. So, he has accepted the reality. He hopes to live another 2 or 3 years, continuing his mission of doing good deeds every day. At least he hasn't lived in vain."
Ang Boon Kah, a 65-year-old elderly man from Penang, faced breathing difficulties and underwent multiple tests. Doctors recommended an urgent automatic implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (AICD) procedure due to his heart's precarious state, as it could stop functioning at any moment.