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Beres-beres file di komputer (kebiasaan semesteran). Menemukan sebuah file. Ternyata surat yang dulu kami tuliskan untuk para perawat dan dokter di neo-natal intensive care unit (NICU) di UMCG, Groningen, Belanda.

Orang Belanda punya kebiasaan untuk mengirimkan kartu ucapan. Kelahiran, ulang tahun, pindah rumah, terima kasih, dll. Jika ada bayi yang baru lahir, biasanya tetangga akan mengirimkan kartu ucapan di kotak surat kita. Indah, kan?

“Dear kind hearted nurses and doctors at NICU-UMCG,

At the night of Sunday, 25 January 2015, just a few hours after he was born at Verloskamers – Martini Ziekenhuis, our first baby, Kinansyah Zahid Cahyono was sent to the NICU-UMCG. At that time, we did not exactly know what was happening to our son, not or we knew how the survival chance of Kinan would be.

That was the hardest period in our life. We were strangers in this country. We did not how the system works here in the Netherlands. We did not speak the language.

But, with your excellent works, we finally could manage it. We really appreciate your careful treatment for our son. We are also very thankful for your patience in explaining Kinan’s condition. Those moments when we were discussing really encourage us to be a strong parents for Kinan.

Kinan will be six months old already. We know that this letter arrives too late. We apologize for that, since we have been busy with treatments for him.

Kinan is diagnosed with Ichthyosis, a rare skin disease that follows Collodion baby, the condition when he was born. The chance of his disease is only 1 per 600.000 born.

The disease is for lifetime, and until now no doctors in the world have found medication or method that can cure it. But, compared to the his born condition, Kinan now is at a very better state. Also, apart from his special skin, he is a healthy baby with normal growth. We have to be grateful for that, and we are really proud of him.

Yours sincerely,

Rully Cahyono
Intan Hilmi”

Kemudian ada juga surat untuk beberapa dokter, sebelum kami pulang ke Indonesia di akhir tahun 2016.

Dr. Mandema (dokter anak)

All of us wish to thank you, dr. Mandema, for your kind and excellent care for Kinan, during the past 20 months. More than a good doctor with a proper diagnosis and analysis about Kinan’s condition, we value you as a good listener. At some moments when Kinan’s conditition was not good, you could comfort us so we could always deal with the situation.

We send our heartfelt thanks to you, all the nurses who assisted, and the staffs at the front desk.

Prof. Jonkman (dokter kulit)

All of us wish to thank you, Prof. Jonkman, for your kind and excellent care for Kinan, during the past 20 months. At the first time, of course we were very sad looking at Kinan’s condition, but we were comforted by knowing that Kinan was in a good hand. You always provided us with a proper diagnosis and analysis about Kinan’s condition.

We send our heartfelt thanks to you, all the doctors and nurses who assisted, and the staffs at the front desk.

Drs. Jose Duipmans (perawat di dermatologi)

All of us wish to thank you, Jose, for your kind help and excellent care for Kinan, during Kinan’s critical condition. At the first time, of course we were very sad looking at Kinan’s condition with his rare skin disease, but we were comforted by your assistance. You told us how to treat Kinan’s skin properly. And we often had some questions related to Kinan’s skin and you always kindly answered by email or phone. We really appreciated that.

We send our heartfelt thanks to you.

Dr. Bakker (dokter keluarga)

All of us wish to thank you, dr. Bakker, for your kind and excellent care as our family doctor during the past 2 years. Thanks for your effective analysis and diagnosis every time we visited you. More than a good doctor, we value you as a good listener. At some moments when Kinan’s conditition was not good, you could comfort us so we could always deal with the situation.

We send our heartfelt thanks to you, all the doctors and nurses who assisted, and the staffs at the front desk.

Caren Jongsma (fisioterapis)

All of us wish to thank you, Caren, for your kind and excellent care for Kinan, during the past 18 months. At the first time, of course we were worried looking at Kinan’s motoric development, but we were comforted by knowing that his motoric development was getting better with your help. You always provided us with a proper analysis and some ways how to train Kinan’s motoric skill. More than a good physiotherapist, we value you as a good listener. At some moments when Kinan’s motoric development was not good, we could easily talked to you like friends.

We send our heartfelt thanks to you. We hope to see you again, someday!

Lewenborg Consultatiebureau (Posyandu)

All of us wish to thank you to all the doctors, the nurses, and also Loes in the front desk, for the kind and excellent care for Kinan, during the past 22 months. At the first time, we were confused about all the baby things, in the Netherlands, but with your help, everything was easier. Every time we visited, you always treated us well. As a new parents, we had a lot of questions about our baby and sometimes about parenting. You always kindly answered everything we asked.

We are very glad to know you all. We send our heartfelt thanks to you all.

Author: Rully Cahyono

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