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Monday, February 20, 2012

In Hiatus Due To My Father's Health

First, I would like to thank all of you for supporting all my blogs even though I haven't returned any of your visits this past few days. I would like you to know that I really appreciate all the love and support you have given me through leaving your comments not only in this blog but in all of my blogs as well.  

Maybe some of you have been wondering why I haven't returned your visits yet  especially on the memes that I have join this week. I really wanted to return all the favor but couldn't find the time to do so and I would like to apologize for that.

My father is in the hospital right now. I am the only one attending to all his needs since my siblings are not around and my mother is already of age.  I brought him to the doctor two days ago for an "ordinary check up" since he was vomiting and couldn't eat anything for two days. The doctor told us to have him admitted right that moment for further check up and medication. So at around 2PM that day  he was already at the Emergency Room.

Thinking that everything is almost normal with his health,  we let Macky stay with him overnight in the hospital to assist him. We were so confident that he will be discharged after 24 hours. I went home at around 9PM on the first night of his admission and were so shocked when at around 11PM, Macky called up to inform us that the doctor them that my father should be operated at 11AM the next day.

Bren and I was a bit hesitant with the decision thinking of getting a second opinion from other doctors the next day.  When I went to the hospital the next morning, I was told to talk to the doctor on duty since my father refused for an operation, they advised us to leave the hospital that day and look for other medical institution. When I asked the doctor about the basis of their decision to operate my father, she said that the infection in his blood is way too high than normal.

Knowing that, I know that the only right thing to do is have him operated immediately to save his life. Our major concern that very moment when I told my siblings and  the rest of the family about it, is the money needed for the operation. We are not well-off so spending a big amount on the hospital is really a problem. We are in a private hospital and it is a bit costly to have the operation there although we were given an option to transfer to a government hospital but procedures are complicated.

Despite the financial concern, I have decided to go with my father's operation in that  hospital. The operation to be conducted is "ex-lap" wherein they need to open my father's stomach to check and clean it because the initial diagnosis of his doctor is Acute Gastritis and/or Acute Peptic Ulcer Disease. After paying the required down payment, my father was scheduled for  operation at around 3PM. The operation lasted for more that 3 hours. And thank God, it was successful.

We are happy that our father was saved but our next big concern is his medicines and other laboratory requirements. We need to shell out at least 6000 pesos everyday for his antibiotics aside from the pain  relievers and other medical needs. He was also required for a blood transfusion, good thing, I was allowed to buy 1 unit in the blood bank this morning. There are still laboratory tests that I put on hold until Monday or until  the money is available.  

I know that  the Lord will always provide and we are so blessed to have friends who made us  feel like family  willing to help us in our dire needs. Although we are still struggling with our finances right now, I am hopeful that the Lord will never leave us. The second life given to my father is blessing enough that no amount of  money could ever replace and  that thought alone gives me courage and inspiration to look on the positive side of the situation.

My father will be staying in the hospital for at least a week. Our current hospital bills for 2 days have already ballooned unimaginably but I worry not for I'm sure tomorrow is a  great day. I know the Lord will send angels to help us get through this.

That's it my dearies. Please continue supporting my blogs while I am away. I will definitely return the favor when everything is fine with my father. Please help us pray for his speedy recovery. I will surely miss all of you and I will be back hopefully soon. Hugs!


  1. Oh, I don't know what to say Ate Rovs. Don't worry, back up kita sa prayers for your father's recovery and the rest of the prob. I like what you said and I admire you for that. True, don't lose hope, tomorrow is another day. Dito lang kami to support you in prayers. Muah!

  2. You're in my prayers, Rovz. God will provide, worry not. All the best to your father's health, and praying for his speedy recovery. Take care :)

  3. Prayers from me goes out to your Dad, Rovz and the rest of the family. God provides indeed! I admire your resilience and strong faith. God never forsakes His faithful children.

    And oh! You don't have to apologize. I used to do that before when I am on stealth mode at the blogs but I've realized that there's more to life than blogging.

    So worry not right here. Apart from the prayers, we will help you look after your blogs, hehe! Dito lang kami nakaabang ng mga updates mo.

    Love and Hugs,

  4. Praying for your father's speedy recovery, Rovie. God be with you and your family. Don't worry about your blogs, I'm sure everyone understands and will pray that you surpass all these things that you're experiencing right now. Hugs, Mai.

  5. Keep the faith, and blessings are coming your way:) Our prayer goes to Tatay Nonoy.Im glad the surgery went well and keep Tommy and I updated ok?

  6. hi, i hope your father get well soon....

  7. Hi.. Prayers are the great medicine. Hope your father will get well soon.


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