Ang Pagsayaw Kasama si Ama: Holy Week 2011 Edition :)

This post is long overdue. I just couldn’t find enough time to share my experience and post it here. This is related to my Holy Week experience.

P.S: Mahaba-habang basahan ito…

Enjoy!

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April 22, 2011 -Friday

Isa sa mga araw ng pagninilay-nilay…

Isa sa mga araw na kung kailan ginugunita natin ang kadakilaan ni Jesus bilang ating tagapagligtas.

Isa sa mga araw na di ko malilimutan… dahil sa araw na ito papasanin ko ang isa sa mga mabibigat kong krus…

Mga hapon… katatapos lang naming makinig sa Seven Last Words… pagkatapos magpahinga… bigla na lang…

Nanay: Sheila, iba pakiramdam ko… *ubo* *ubo*

Nakita kong pinagpapawisan si nanay at walang tigil ang ubo..at nang ilabas na nya ang plema, fresh blood ang lumabas… bawat dura nya, fresh blood tlga (pasensya na sa mga kumakain dyan)… gaya ng dati, pinainom ko sya ng gamot (Hemostan) para matigil ang pagdura ng dugo…Ngunit di parin natalab. One thing’s for sure… I need to rush her to the hospital… Nanginginig na sya…

My uncle hailed a taxi for us. I asked my cousin to accompany me since the doctor might give me instructions that require physically not looking after nanay… Praises to GOD at bakasyon ngayon… meron akong mahihingan ng tulong.

Naisip ko “LORD, I just want nanay to recover”… at dahil meron na syang history files sa St Luke’s mas madali ang access ng data or medical history nya… Thanks GOD tlga sa HMO namin…

Nang makarating na kami sa St Luke’s Emergency Section, interview-interview ng nurse… kuha ng vital signs… wala naman syang lagnat at ok naman ang BP nya. Dinala kami sa isolation room kc madali raw makahawa ung sakit nya. Hintay-hintay… pasok nurse… kuha vital signs…CBC… lagay dextrose… bigay gamot… pasok doctor… interview… medyo intimidating ung ibang doctors pero ayos lang basta maging ayos si nanay. Finally, one of the doctors told me that her CBC result was OK nasa normal pa naman raw kaya lang ung napansin namin eh nasa borderline na. Kaya nag-double check sya sa kanyang mga senior doctors and was advised to admit nanay gawa ng medyo borderline na nga ung mga values ng CBC nya.

(Ung copy ng CBC nya di ko pa nakukuha sa mga doctors kaya di ko mailagay dito)

OK lang din naman na i-admit sya kasi ilang beses narin syang sinumpong at ung sumpong nya kanina ay di na maganda. Cge LORD kung anuman po ang mangyayari, cge po… pero deep inside, St Luke’s, san ako kukuha ng pera pambayad sa Philhealth… wala pa kcng 60 si nanay at di ko sya na-apply individually kc wala akong alam nung time na un na kailangan pala. I need to be more informed about health insurance (isa ito sa mga natutunan ko). Pero cge di ko man makita kung ano mangyayari I know that GOD is with me on this… di naman tayo ilalagay ni GOD sa isang situation that’s beyond our means… OK! Go!

Pirma-pirma… discuss ng estimated bill for 3 days… around 57000+. Tas natanong ko ung room nila… 4000+K per day… de luxe daw kc at dahil sa condition ni nanay kailangan sya sa “negative pressure  room”. Wow! Ang mahal sobra! Nagtanong ako kung magkano ung pinakamura na ok sa condition ni nanay. Wala raw pero suggestion sakin ng admission officer eh tanong ko raw sa doctor kung puedeng di negative pressure room… tanong naman ako… thanks GOD kc sinamahan pa ako ng doctor sa admission officer para explain sa kanya… ang nangyari, ung semi-private room na puede sa condition nya… less 16% pa… so around 2000+ per day na lang… ang galing tlga ni LORD!

Sinamahan na kaming pumunta sa room 514 ng Pulmunary Care Unit.  Ayos ang room… may TV at ref at OK narin para sa condition ni nanay. After mabigyan sya ng gamot kanina sa ER, ok ok na sya compared sa unang dala namin sa ER… di na sya nanginginig… though kapag dumudura eh may dugo parin, ung dami di na katulad ng dati.

Around 8PM, nasa room na kami. Lagay dextrose… bigay gamot… bigay instructions ung nurse sa amin… ipapa-culture ata sputum nya kaya kailangan nya ng dumura with plema (excuse uli sa kumakain).

Biyernes Santo… tama bang itanong ko “dapat bang Biyernes Santo din ang mukha ko?”.

I believe that GOD is refining me through this experience. Di ko man alam ang kahihinatnan… I believe that GOD will heal nanay and those sick people here in the hospital.

Kalahating araw sa hospital ay natapos… nagpahinga na kami at kailangan ng lakas para bukas.

Thank You Father for the trying times as it’s another opportunity to exercise our faith.

Though we may not know what will happen and it seems that the road to victory is not yet at hand, still praying and claiming for your healing… Jesus, our healer

May You give nanay the needed medication, rest and healing she needs and also those people who are in great pain in every hospitals in the world. I also pray LORD Jesus that You direct the hands of those medical professional so they can decide and think of the necessary procedures and medications to administer to the patients… also, I pray for the medications/drugs that the patients are taking… May it give them relief LORD. Lastly, I pray for the families of the patient… we, too, are in pain… please grant us the needed strength to get through this.

I pray LORD that through this trying times, may I continuously give glory to You. This I pray in Jesus name. AMEN!

Nga pala,  masaya pa rin ako sa araw na ito sapagkat nakasabay ko si pinsan na mag-rosary at through Holy Spirit na-i-explain naman ung different mysteries sa kanya… kahit ako nabigla dahil sa mukhang di sa akin nanggagaling ung mga halimbawang sinabi ko. Pero natuwa tlga ako sa bonding time namin.

April 23, 2011 -Saturday

Thanks GOD for a new day! Around 11AM, whole day na kami d2 sa hospital. Wala naman masyadong ginawa ngayon kungdi tingnan si nanay habang binibigay ng nars ung mga gamot. At syempre, secretary din ako para alam ko kung anu-anong mga gamot ang binigay.

Here’s the list: ( i put all the things i can remember )

Nurse on Duty:  Sheryll (6AM-2PM)

As of 6:40AM:

BP: 90/60;

Body Temp: 37.2

*kinuha ang first sputum specimen ni nanay

Around 6:50AM:

*umihi si nanay; umubo (with blood parin)

8:37AM:

* umihi

*binigyan ng gamot (antibiotic and levopront para sa ubo)

* binigyan ng sputum container for tomorrow (2nd sputum specimen) kc nabigay na ung isang   sputum specimen

11AM:

*First whole day at the hospital

11:15 AM:

Vital signs:

BP: 100/60;

Body Temp: 37.9 (slight fever)

11:30AM:

* lunch (mashed potato with steak and soup; salad)

11something:

* Kuya DK Africa of our HMO went to the room to discuss about the coverage

He said: we are given 130,000 out of 150,0000 max (nagtira sya for other follow-up narin)

Includes: doctors fee, room, medication, test (diagnostic)… thanks GOD!

Not included: miscellaneous fee (basin, face towel, urinals, thermoscan, etc) – special something

Philhealth documents (requirements) –sabi nya around 20-30% ng total bill ng hospital usually ang philhealth… so help me GOD… may babayara parin kami kc di pa Philhealth member si nanay… she’s only 56. So help me GOD… I know that You are our provider.

12:00PM:

* Dr Aranas (attending physician) checked nanay and was told that we could go home tomorrow basta raw mag-follow-up consultation sa pulmonologist nya. Yes LORD kaya lang naisip ko ok na ba tlga si nanay? Medyo may sinat kc eh…

12:15PM:

*Dr Samson (2nd attending doctor) told us about nanay’s current health condition; she said that we will not go home tomorrow yet; they will do some test to her first. As per doc Samson, maybe on Monday (April 25) we can go home. LORD GOD, if it’s Your plan, let it be as long as nanay will be ok.

*Took Virlix for the allergy/itchiness

12:20PM:

*Nanay took med for asthma and Biogesic for fever. *ingat*

12:40PM:

*Nanay was injected  Hemostan thru IV and Levopront for cough

*umihi at dumumi

1:10PM:

*umihi si nanay;

*puff using Turbohaler (2 puffs)

2:10PM:

* umihi si nanay

3:40PM:

Vital signs:

BP:  90/60

Body Temp: 37 (no fever) yehey! Thanks GOD!

4:45PM:

* umihi si nanay

6PM:

*Nanay took levopront and antibiotic azethromycin (? Sana rinig ko)

*had my personal prayer time and rosary

8:45PM:

Vital Signs:

BP:  100/60

Body Temp: 37.5

* nanay took Virlix and Natrovox (antibiotic)

9:00PM:

*inhaled Combivent (buti nlng nadala namin ito –bawas gastos din sa gamot. Praise GOD!) next is 6AM Sunday April 24 (after 6 hours)

9:20PM:

*Puff through Turbohaler

That’s what I have on my list. Praise and thanks GOD for the nurses and medical personnel who assisted and gave her medicine. Thanks GOD to Kuya DK from our HMO as he’s explaining to me the coverage in lay man’s term.. kapag ganito situation, medyo di maipagkakailang minsan nawiwindang ako… hehe!

Overall, our day was fine… it started it good and ended it great!

Thanks GOD at kahit papano eh mas ok na sya from yesterday. Looking forward for a new day again…

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April 24, 2011 EASTER SUNDAY

Today is one of my memorable Easter Sundays. Why? It’s because I feel that GOD perfectly put His message to me through the priest’s homily. His message of encouragement and courage… His message of love and victory…

I was blessed by the message so I’d like to share it to everyone. I already posted this on Facebook but I’d like to post it here as well.

Kapag nasa St Luke’s ako, gusto kong pumunta sa St Luke’s chapel nila… 12PM Mass… It talks about the resurrection of the LORD.

First Reading:  Acts 10:34a, 37-43

“He commissioned us to preach to the people
and testify that he is the one appointed by God
as judge of the living and the dead.
To him all the prophets bear witness,
that everyone who believes in him
will receive forgiveness of sins through his name.”

Second Reading: Col 3:1-4

“Brothers and sisters:
If then you were raised with Christ, seek what is above,
where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.
Think of what is above, not of what is on earth.
For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
When Christ your life appears,
then you too will appear with him in glory.”

Gospel:  Jn 20:1-9

On the first day of the week,
Mary of Magdala came to the tomb early in the morning,
while it was still dark,
and saw the stone removed from the tomb.
So she ran and went to Simon Peter
and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and told them,
“They have taken the Lord from the tomb,
and we don’t know where they put him.”
So Peter and the other disciple went out and came to the tomb.
They both ran, but the other disciple ran faster than Peter
and arrived at the tomb first;
he bent down and saw the burial cloths there, but did not go in.
When Simon Peter arrived after him,
he went into the tomb and saw the burial cloths there,
and the cloth that had covered his head,
not with the burial cloths but rolled up in a separate place.
Then the other disciple also went in,
the one who had arrived at the tomb first,
and he saw and believed.
For they did not yet understand the Scripture
that he had to rise from the dead.”

(Readings and Gospel from http://www.usccb.org/nab/042411.shtml)

Here’s wisdom I’ve got from the homily:

Life has its ups and downs… sufferings and resurrections… though we failed; we need to get up just as Jesus got up thrice while carrying the cross to Calvary. Dying on the cross doesn’t mean physically doing it; it’s an act of suffering with Christ Jesus knowing that at the end of the journey, the victory is ours. Walk by Jesus and with Jesus.

In every cross, there’s resurrection… in every mountain of problems, there’s ocean of providence from GOD, our Father through His Son Jesus Christ. Cross should not only be a symbol of suffering but more than that… it’s a symbol of love, salvation, victory and resurrection.


I was blessed and given courage by this message… as what Father Ben said…”since birth, we have our own crosses… though some of the crosses are different from others, it’s how we carry it… just imagine if Jesus decided not to get up after falling down thrice due to heavy cross? It’s a great reflection.. so whenever we fail, get up and carry the cross. We are not alone and Jesus fully understood what we are going through… A timely reminder for me and for us all. Happy Easter!

I’m ready to face the world with a smile again!

April 25, 2011 -Monday

Isang magandang umaga ang bumugad sa amin ngayong araw na ito. Ito ang nangyari ngayong araw. Wala akong masyadong entries pero ilalagay ko nlng ang ginawa kay nanay for today.

12AM:

Inalis ung antibiotic IV

5AM:

Nilagyan ng antibiotic IV

Body Temp: 37.4

BP: 100/60

Nagbigay ng Hemostan

6:30AM:

Dumating si dok ramon (ni-check si nanay) sabi malakas daw ung organism kaya nilakasan ung antibiotic na through dextrose lang puedeng gawin

7:20AM:

Umihi (di na nagtatae)

7:21AM:

Kumain (pandesal with veggies)

7:25AM:

Inalis ung antibiotic IV

Body Temp: 37

BP: 100/60 (nurse: marj)

9:00AM:

Inhaled combivent

9:20AM:

Inhaled turbohaler

Took virlix and levopront

9:20AM:

Kuya Darwin of my HMO dropped by to check/update us 39,000 (no PF yet)

11:00AM:

Kumain ng Fita (gusto ko mga commercials nito… funny!)

11:00AM:

Napakapalad ko dahil tinulungan ako ng Diyos about sa Philhealth bill estimation through Kuya Darwin P7181 (from date of admission-april 25) thanks LORD!

11:20AM:

BP: 90/60

Body Temp: 37.2 (no fever. Yes!)

12PM:

Lunch ni nanay

12:15PM:

Inuubo si nanay (panaka-naka)

Umihi

1:45PM:

Uminom ng Levopront

Pinalitan ang nauubos ng Vigocid

Nilagyan ng Hemostan thru IV

Body Temp: 37.3

4:10PM:

Tinanggal na ung sa Vigocid

Body Temp: 37.6

BP:  90/60

5:00PM

Uminom ng levopront for cough relief

Marahil ung ibang oras eh di ko na nailagay sa laptop. Umalis nga pala ako ngayong araw na ito upang magkapera… hehe! Yes, dahil alam kong kailangan akong maglabas nang malaking halaga, kailangan kong gumawa ng paraan. Thanks GOD at naging successful naman lakad ko.

April 26, 2011 -Tuesday

Around 8AM, dumating si Dr. Janet Samson. Sinabihan kaming puede na kaming umuwi. Partly, masaya ako dahil at least home sweet home… the other part, medyo kinakabahan kc… billing time na. Pero sobra lang tlga ang provision ni GOD ngayong araw na ito. He never let me experience any downfall. Umabot sa 32,000+ ang hospital bill namin na covered ng HMO tas ung Philhealth portion na 8200 eh babayaran ko… sayang kung may Philhealth si nanay, wala tlga kaming babayaran.

Bago i-compute ung Philhealth portion, nagdarasal akong sana umabot ang pera ko… sana wala na akong miscellaneous na babayran sa HMO… sana… sana… puro sana… doubts and hesitations… pero GOD is our provider and miracle worker… HE finds way… GOD will make a way when there seems to be no way… do you hear me sing? Hehehe!

Tas habang ni-scan ni kuya representative-HMO ung hospital bill, nakaluwag ako nang sinabi nyang “OK na. Wala syang miscellaneous na babayaran sa hospital bill”… thanks GOD! Philhealth na lang ang iisipin ko. P8200. Yes, sakto… may sobra pa akong P800 pag nagkataon. Tas sinabi ni Ate magandang-billing attendant na 7200 nlng daw ang ibayad ko at shoulder ng HMO ung 1000… yes, sobrang OK. Praises to GOD at least meron pa akong pambili ng home medicines nya. Ang galing lang tlga gumawa ni GOD nang paraan. J

After nun, nakauwi na kami. Thanks so much LORD. J

Ang finding ng doctor: Bronchiectasis PTB IV

Sana po patuloy po ang paggaling ni nanay. Sana po patuloy Nyo pong ipakita sa akin ang dapat kong matutunan sa buhay sa pamamagitan ni nanay. Humbly speaking, I’m becoming stronger to face challenges. Thanks po sa hope and faith na binibigay Nyo sa akin. Salamat pos a financial blessings na ipinagkaloob Nyo. Salamat po sa mga kaibigang nagbigay ng moral support at prayers. Salamat po at pinakinggan Nyo po ang aming panalangin. Prayer ko po na sana mabigyan kaginhawaan ang mga may-sakit sa bawat panig ng mundo at patuloy po sanang makaramdam sila ng pag-una, pagmamahal at pagkalinga sa mga taong nakapalibot sa kanila. Mahirap magkasakit pero hangga’t nakakaramdam ka ng kalinga, gumagaan ang pakiramdam mo. Nawa’y di po magsawa ang mga care-giver sa pag-aalaga sa mga may-sakit. Lahat ng ito ay aking hinihiling at pinagpapasalamat sa aming Panginoong Diyos. Amen.

At gaya ng pagsayaw ko noong na-admit si nanay dahil sa heart attack:

Patuloy akong sasayaw hangga’t kaya ng aking mga paa

Patuloy kong sasabayan ang mabilis na tugtog ng musika

Sisikapin kong harapin ang bawat bukas at umaga

Huwag Mo lang akong iiwan at pababayaan, Mahal kong AMA.

To GOD be the glory till eternity!

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ang mga larawan ay mula sa http://www.google.com/images

ang isa sa mga larawan ay gawa ko… hehehe!

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~ by lagalagak0 on May 19, 2011.

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