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May 26, 2012

What does "Appendectomy" means exactly?

According to wikipedia: An appendectomy (sometimes called appendisectomy or appendicectomy) is the surgical removal of the vermiform appendix. This procedure is normally performed as an emergency procedure, when the patient is suffering from acute appendicitis. In the absence of surgical facilities, intravenous antibiotics are used to delay or avoid the onset of sepsis; it is now recognized that many cases will resolve when treated perioperatively. In some cases the appendicitis resolves completely; more often, an inflammatory mass forms around the appendix, causing transruptural flotation. This is a relative contraindication to surgery.

My son went through this last Friday around 4:30 pm May 25,2012. That morning he told me he didn't get any sleep at all. I asked why and he said his tummy was aching, at the lower right. I got worried. So I asked him to take a bath and I went to do my laundry while checking on him if his condition would be better once in a while. My son seldom complain about aches and pain so yes it was a big deal for me. I remembered I uttered a little prayer saying Please God whatever he was feeling give him the strength to overcome the pain.

It was 11 am when I decided to bring him to the clinic and have him checked . There,the doctor said I should bring him to the hospital . So I did.

It was a very long trip. He was pale and I kept praying. I was scared to death. I wished that his suffering would go away or be transferred to me instead. Was I over reacting? But he is the most precious to me. My only child and he just turned 15. He gave me nothing but happiness everyday in his own way. He is the sweetest thing on earth. All life's disappointment disappears when he hug and light up to me. No matter how mad I was at his faults it was nothing compared to the joy being with him. I love him beyond his imperfection,beyond weaknesses he showed. So am I over reacting?

Arrived at the hospital I went looking for my uncle who is a surgeon there. I was very thankful that a family were close by ... And I felt secured for I know They will lend me a hand. I told him what the problem was and After hearing my explanation he said he will have to double check and do some test... Urine and Blood . That confirmed everything.

I was interviewed by the nurse and we were advised that they will have to schedule his operation that same day. He was admitted and I felt that K got scared at the thought. But I reassured him that he will be fine.

I was not prepared when I went there .. I didn't bring any personal stuff that we'll be using while we were staying at the hospital . Good thing my cousin Anne let me borrow her fan and pillows and blanket. Personal stuff were brought by R shortly.

The operation went fine. He was convulsing, chilling and hallucinating when he went out of the Operating Room. He spoke and asked if it (operation) is done. I said yes and assured him that he will be fine. He was naked and two interns began clothing him.

They brought him to the Surgery Ward still unconscious and there he was chilling and showing different emotions. He cried and got mad, i thought something was wrong with him so I asked if that was normal. The nurse said yes. Oh, That was a relief!

I watched him for 3 nights and two days with less sleep on my part. K wasn't permitted to eat or drink anything for 24 hours. He begged for it. That was one of the hardest experience for a Mom like me. Seeing your son hungry and thirsty. One instance that I had to overcome for his own good. He got dextrose anyway.

I took some photos as well as videos to document this particular event. Some people find this weird but as a blogger and a Mom my experience could be useful to somebody else. We all learn something from unfortunate events. We learn from experience. I know that my son learned his lesson the hard way.

Then were allowed to go home Sunday afternoon. Right now K's condition is getting better. He was recovering so fast. Especially now that he's back home. Thank God for seeing us through this ordeal. I thank Him for not taking my son away. I am grateful to all my "earth Angels"... Yes for me they are. For the prayers, love and financial assistance be it in the hospital, at cyberspace, or at home... My family and friends.... I got my strength from you. Most especially to my son.

May 15, 2012


I could dance in the rain over and over again, and not feel any joy in doing so

I could sing all those soulful songs and not be moved with words

I could write so many poems and touch other people's heart and still I would keep my distance

When all these things could make you fall in love but what it brings is emptiness to my heart.

In what world such things as this could exist when once upon a time all such beauty brought nothing but gladness in me...

Nothing can satisfy this hunger and the pursuit is endless ...
Nobody I know can be my knight anymore ... Not even those in the past could do so.

For my longing has kept me empty for so long and this pursuit and even the idea of it just made me stop and just be still where I am. For it is futile.

But being still couldn't satisfy at all. Its a temporary relief. Please don't get this all wrong. It's just that the empty spaces in me can never be filled even if u tried. Never.... And this could go on forever.

May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

I didn't get a self made card from him today.... But He woke me up with a kiss on my right cheek. And he greeted me so sweetly. That's my boy I'm talking about. I am so blessed. He isn't shy to show me love ... I guess my being sweet and demanding all the time paid off. I raised a thoughtful and loving son .... I wish he won't change.

Kids are the most easy to give affection to... They reciprocate and can be taught easily. If your kid didnt grew up this way I think you aren't teaching them effectively. Don't despair. Just show them love... Make them say the "I love you" words often, the younger they start the better. Say it to them even in front of their friends... And make them respond to you,So they'll learn it is okay to express love even when other people are looking. Love isn't meant to be shared only privately ... That's what I believed in.

In celebration of Mother's day i got plenty of greetings from friends all over the world . It felt so nice . We Mother's alike shared and paid tribute to each other .

We use to say being a mother is a thankless job .... that's why they created Mother's Day. It's for you to start thanking your mother... And do it everyday... So it would be Mother's day for her everyday! Now you know... Hehehe

To all Mom's out there... Enjoy the love!
To my wonderful and kind hearted Mama... I love you so much ...Happy Mother's Day .

May 3, 2012

I got reunited with my High School BFF

Labor day
May 1,2012


One of the Best days of my life! Facebook has done it again! The two of my best-est friends way back in High School were here! Cecil and Marissa, Marissa and Cecil (lmao!)

When was the last time the three of us sat down together and talk?? Well, let me do some memory check....
Graduation day!

After that, it's either just me and Cecil,  me and Marissa or only Marissa and Cecil. Whoever was not around, we asked each other if we had some news of the one that's absent. And would update each other about our lives. I guess that's what real friends do. The concern and the caring thought for a friend remains. No matter how long they have been missing in action.

After a year of merely chatting on Facebook Messenger, talking for a few minutes on cellphone and text-ing we managed to try to schedule, plan,cancel and reschedule this meet ups again ...Now, It finally happened. I just couldn't believe it. That they were in front of me.

 So today, is the day for reminiscing. OMG! these ladies can talk for hours! hehehhehe ... I needed to wait for my turn to speak and when I got my chance they would butt in and left me all ears again. hehehe I dont mind ... I just love their company.

Marissa transformed into a clown. I said this not to belittle her or mean it in a bad way, the truth of the matter is I said this  because she made us laugh with her stories and her tactless comeback is funnier!. I love her sense of humor. The lady knows how to make fun of herself  and still exude this oozing appeal that I think everyone will love.

Cecil, is the serious type. Very motherly and conservative. Especially with regards to her daughters, very protective. I sense how a good mother she has become. She's still the same soft spoken type of a lady. And just like me she knows how to appreciate when one tries and makes her laugh.

  Both has children of their own. And with what I had observed, I think the  kids grew up well mannered and very loving.

The plan for today was to go for a swim at the Clubhouse pool at 3 PM.

 The 3 of us (Cecil, Marissa and Me!) got busy at my Kitchen. We prepared our food and stuff. While the kids were waiting, I let them use my laptop and the much younger ones watched cartoons. We had breakfast, then lunch and then we went swimming. Here's some of the snapshots!

Few minutes from arrival



no fuss

no makeups! :P



Our kids!

The day seemed short and goodbye's wasn't easy.  But all things must come to an end. And in my heart there is hope that one day we will have one more day, just like this. All I know is that the three of us will remain to be best of friends... till we're old and gray....  That's a promise we made to each other today.