Tatay succumed to his Kidney disease last April 26, 2009 at 3:40 am. He finally laid to rest at La Pieta Crematorium in Angeles, Pampanga yesterday at 10am. He touched so many lives and he helped and love his family and relatives with all his might. I married his son who’s an epitome of a true gentleman, so sweet and loving. We tried our very best to prolong his life by transferring him in Makati Medical Center and even search for the best internist doctor specialized in Kidney disease but his body can make it anymore. The doctor gave us 3 weeks to prepare but we are surprised that a week after he leave the hospital, his body started to deteriorate until his heart gave the last beat that early morning.
Tatay cannot feel the pain anymore and he’s with our Lord God right now. Be in peace, Tatay, rest assure that we will take care of Nanay as you love her.
Subic Bay in Olongapo became my one favorite place to stroll. Quite far, right? But because Tatay is staying in their family home in Pampanga and Subic is just 30-45 minutes away from their place.When we are there and when we can’t think of anything to do, road trip comes next.
My mom usually hops along even if she’s tired of strolling around the malls with my youngest sister. She really has no problem making those long walks and long travel as long as she’s traveling by car. She has this new motto in life, “make the most of it while she can” And somehow it’s true, she’s took care all her 5 children all her life and now we have our own family, she can go wherever she wants and loving every minute of it.
I know it’s hard for my hubby letting Tatay and Nanay to stay in Pampanga when he was in Manila working. One night, when he received a text from my mother in-law that Tatay was having a hard time breathing, he asked me if their decision of letting Tatay stayed in the province is the right thing to do.And I said to him that when we go to Pampanga next week, he should ask Tatay where he wants to stay and we should oblige with it.Tatay’s condition is inevitable.His doctor said if the patient can’t do the dialysis then blood transfusion is useless. His last hospitalization for blood transfusion is definitely the last.And we can’t do any more about it.Imagine the river of tears from his relatives upon hearing the sad news. This is the saddest news. Hubby spent some sleepless night and I know it not that easy for him. I can see him joking around Tatay and I saw him one time that he lay beside Tatay in the bed. My hubby is one strong guy, but I know, it was inside that he cried. We can only ask for prayers, it will surely help.
Nanay’s cousin visited us last weekend and she’s also our godmother (wedding).I can see my parent in-law’s happy faces knowing that they remember.
Our Ninang, with Tatay, Nanay and hubby's cousin Michelle
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This is the real me, without make-up. For we've been out in the sun for so long and there's no need to put anything on my face even just a baby powder. I'm start blogging when Milet encouraged me to have a blog on my own, and i thought why not? and for so many reasons, i start my own blog and gain a lot of friends online and even share some personal stuffs and stories among ourselves and I'm happy i can pour all my thoughts and sentiments and my everyday life through it.
Thank God it’s Friday.I feel so tired this whole week and I can only think of my 2-day rest from work. But Tatay is in the hospital again for his blood transfusion, his recent blood test shows that his hemoglobin drops from 6.8 with less than a month from his last hospitalization.Even hubby is having a hard time looking for a blood donor now. Good thing some of friends at work asking their friends if they can donate blood.
The good news is Tatay is already had a go signal from his doctor to go home tomorrow morning.So hubby is rushing some documents from his office now.By next week, we will accompany my in-laws going back to Pampanga. That is the initial plan and I don’t know if hubby will look for the nearest hospital there in case Tatay needs some check-ups and blood transfusion in the future. They still need to talk about it, though.As for me, I can only give suggestions and I’ll stick with my hubby’s side for support.
I have so many things to do in my mind right now.But my body needs to energize first and I need my much needed sleep and rest but I guess I have to take a leave from work again to be able to do that. Come to think of it, i believe it was "inside" that feels weak and stressed.
After the long holiday, it was a food galore in the office.My family and most of my office mates went to their respective provinces and as expected, they brought with them some of their finest delicacies. When hubby came home, I was surprised that he had with him some treats from his office mates too.
The treats came all the way from Mindoro, Bacolod, Davao, Bicol and Baguio. Thanks to our friends who remember that we really love to eat (lol!).
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This was the bag i used during our whole travel to Pampanga,Subic,Laguna, Tagaytay and Batangas. Actually, it was my sis Snoopy sling bag. And i haven't returned it yet to her (hehehe..bad sis!) So definitely, i wouldn't know how much it cost. During the whole travel stint, those are the things that i carrried all through out. The big Guess wallet was a Christmas gift from hubby 2 years ago, it maybe cost P1500 or more. A Samsung MP3 that my brother gave me 2 years ago and i think it cost P2800 or less. The cute coin purse if a gift from a friend at the office last Christmas. The Revlon Petaluminous lipstick was from my sister when she came back from an out of the country vacation. Come to think of it, i realized that the only things i really bought is the Maybelline and avon pressed powder, a P20 fan, a P66 dental floss, P10.50 Johnson baby powder and 2 lollipops (lol!) everything else are from my love ones. Lucky Mye!
I can’t imagine that holiday is nearly over.As we reflect and remembers God’s greatest gift through Papa Jesus, we went to Tagaytay and heard the mass about Papa Jesus 7 last words (before He died) at Our Lady of Lourdes Church.You might wonder that just the other day we were in Pampanga and we end up in the south part the following day. Well, it's because we came back last Thursday and our planned of anover night swimming in Subic never pushed through.Hubby and I decided to go home early to prepare the house and to sort things over.The night we were in Pampanga, he talked to Tatay’s doctor and confirmed the latest results of the blood tests.And his doctor told him that Tatay need the blood transfusion again.It’s quite alarming now, it is less than a month when we last admitted Tatay in the hospital.And the doctor insists the dialysis.But Tatay said he can’t do it.So we went home and we left his parents in Pampanga because they will be having some brothers and sisters reunion and they all wanted to see Tatay.
At home, we put their bed at the extra space in our living room so Tatay can move freely going to the restroom without the pain of going up and down from the room. We also check some resources (you know..) But then Papa invited us to Laguna and hubby said we can use the car in going there and went to Tagaytay.And the rest is history.At least, we have ample time to relax and be merry and happy before we face more serious problem ahead.
yummy raisin bread
at the back of Mama Mary's shrine
snack time! fishballs, kikiam and chicken balls!
At Talisay, Batangas.. looking for mudfish that Papa craves.