Get well soon niece

One thing that I do not want to see is any member of the family get sick or hospitalized especially the kids.  That is why I always reminded the kids to watch what they eat, take extra careful when going/playing outside, eat on time, not to eat too much junk foods, and the things that will make them sick.  I have seen two of them hospitalized before and it breaks my heart seeing them so weak and not in good condition.  However, as the niece grows older, she is a bit stubborn.  I have to warn them many times or even get mad at them.  And no matter how I tried to make them understand, kids are kids. They will do the things they want when older aren’t looking. arghs!

Because of the stubbornness, the niece is now sick and admitted in the hospital.  She has been suffering from abdominal pain for two days.  We went to the doctor to have her checked and took the prescribed medicines but still she is in pain.  Seeing the niece suffering from pain tears my heart, I wish to take the pain and have it instead.  This afternoon we decided to bring her to the hospital.  The pediatrician told us that she needs to be admitted.  I am so sad, but it is best for her to get right treatment and get better soon.  I pray to God that the niece will get better soon so we can see the smiles we used to see on her face every day.

Discharge from the Hospital

After confinement at the hospital for four days, due to amoebas, high fever resulting to convulsion, dehydration and UTI, the nephew is a little better and now discharge from the hospital.  Well, it was the brother and SIL decision because the hospital bill is getting bigger and we are afraid we won’t be able to pay for it because we do not know where to get the big amount of money.  We are glad that the doctor agree and let the SIL and brother sign the waiver that it is their decision to discharge the patient.  But before they come up with the decision, the brother and SIL see to it that their son is getting better and can do home treatment.

The doctor gives them the prescription of the medicines to buy for home treatment, together with the discharge instructions.  The home treatment will take 4-7 days.  After that, the nephew should feel better.  If not, they have to go back to the doctor for some advice.   Hopefully the nephew will get better after drinking all the medicines that the doctor prescribed.  Since his parents are both working, I am the nephew’s nurse.  I do hope that the nephew will cooperate with me because the nephew does not like to drink medicine/s.  I have to hold both his hands and lay him down.  It’s like torturing him but this is for his own good.

Not Feeling Well

Because my sister is not feeling well, she asked me to do their laundry.  She did not eat breakfast for two days because she is in a hurry and it is not good to skip meals because she just gave birth five months ago.  She did not able to go to work today because of her condition.  She told me her hair is aching, head and her whole body is shaking.  Gosh, thinking about it makes me sick.  She took the day off today to get good rest and get enough sleep.  I am happy she is feeling better after a long nap.  It is hard to get sick especially she is breastfeeding.

This will be a lesson learned by her not to skip meals.  I told her no matter how bad the food that is on the table, do not mind it just it eat.  I know the feeling of being sick and it is no good to be sick nowadays because time is really hard to all of us.  I hope she will get better by tomorrow after taking a day of rest and taking medicine.