One of the things I love and miss doing is travelling. Last December, Dino and I are planning to fly abroad to spend some quality time together – just the 2 of us. But I think this will be put on a long hold.
Last 2012, we already booked our tickets for a 4 days 3 nights out of country trip. We requested my mom to fly to Cebu to oversee things and of course take care of Liam. Unfortunately, my mom got sick and was confined not once, but twice while she was here with us in Cebu. Glad that she’s very well now. Dino and I have to kiss our tickets goodbye though.
week month (this post has been sitting on my drafts for a month now), we had a week long meeting in our manila office. (info: Dino and I are working for the same company and in the same department. He is my immediate boss, talk about luck in work) we initially thought of bringing Liam along, but he’ll be skipping a week of school so we decided otherwise. This time we requested my in-laws to fly in and take care of the apo.
First Night in Manila, I wasn’t able to sleep well. I thought to myself, namamahay lang ako. I feel so agitated so I went to the living room, worked a little and slept there instead. 3 hrs tops (putol putol pa!). Following morning, my MIL called and informed us that Liam has a slight fever and this is where the “story” begins.
Oh no! Not again No. 1: Someone got sick with our plans of going out of country and this time it was Liam. Okay, maybe it is really not due to our plans and it was just coincidence but I felt like the universe is telling us something.
Oh no! Not again No. 2: Liam had seizure again. He already had seizure last year when he caught that Herpangina virus (see my post here). This really sucks since this was already the 2nd time it happened to him in a year’s time and worst, this time both Dino and I are in Manila.
Guilty mama story – Scientifically, I know that it was the fever that caused his seizure, but the superstitious side in me believes that it might also be due to their visit to the ER that afternoon. You see, Liam have been complaining that his pee won’t come out. So I got worried that he might have UTI. So his pedia advised us to bring him to ER so they can check his urine. We did not know that ER will extract blood too. Liam was super horrified that time (as per Lola’s kwento) that maybe, just maybe, this fear caused his fever to shoot up that night. 😦 So if we decided otherwise, he might not have seizure?
Oh no! Not again No. 3: Someone got hospitalized again. Due to the seizure, his pedia advised us to have him admitted so he can be put under observation. Seizure kasi is bad for the brain, especially if there is recurrence. I think she also advised hospitalization to put us (Dino and me) at ease. But AT EASE is the last thing that we can be. Since we’re both in Manila, our in-laws have to be the one to go with him. Dino and I agreed that I fly back to Cebu and he stay behind and check if he can fly in day after. He booked me in next flight we can get. Ako na si Darna!
It was all worth it. Lola was telling me how Liam was super weak and not in the mood but his demeanor changed once he heard my voice and saw me. He was so lively na and daldal. Here in the pic below, we are watching TV and he was back to his old self na except for the fact that he has IV on one hand.
I’m really thankful that my in-laws are here then, if not, I really don’t know what I’ll do. Pero, as much as am thankful, I also empathize with them, imagine how hard it is for them to see their beloved first and only apo in that situation? Even my mom cried when I texted her about Liam’s situation (and that’s just over the phone and Liam is already her 15th apo, how much more my in-law no?! haaay, this always makes me teary eyed) That’s why I really told Lolo and Lola that I hope they won’t get phobia and will still come and be willing to take care of Liam. hehe. This was their first time kasi to come and take over. Usually, at least one of us is here kasi when they visit. I think di naman, since Lolo is scheduled to come next week.. whew!
Oh no! Not again No. 4: We have to delay our plans of going out of country – na di kasama si Liam. Yes, we are still planning to go abroad, pero this time, Liam is going with us! Crossing my fingers!! 🙂
I just want to share a thought/story on the guilt story I shared above. I’ve been discussing the film “Frozen” with my office mate. We both agreed that what happened to Elsa was her parent’s fault. We felt that they shouldn’t have kept Elsa’s power, they shouldn’t have her conceal it. A lot of should haves and shouldn’t haves. But after all these Oh no’s! I was able to relate to the Elsa and Anna’s parents. We might think they should have done it otherwise, but all their decision that time was what they thought and knew best for their children – not just Elsa but for Anna too. They did not ask her to conceal it for any bad reason, but for her own good too. That realization is what’s keeping me going now. Knowing that whatever Dino and I may have decided and will decide in the future, it will always be what we think is best for our family.