So many things have happened for the past two weeks. There are so many things I want to say that I don’t know where to start. Let me start by posting some of the relevant text messages I’ve kept on my phone.
March 14, 2017
Daddy: Mommy is already home. We are staying at the the den. Painful episodes have been reduced. Thanks [to] God we are relatively okay
Tal to Daddy: Can she walk na po?
Daddy: Not yet. Please continue to pray for mommy
March 16, 2017
Tal to Ate Grace: Hi! Kamusta naman kayo?
Ate Grace: Ok naman. Back at home na si mommy…getting news from dad?
March 17, 2017
Daddy: She feels she would not last long anymore. I cannot contest that because I do not know what leads her to say this. When is your summer vacation?
March 21, 2017
Ate Grace: Mom is in ICU, she is having difficulty breathing. If you have time. Pls. Give daddy a call.
Daddy: Krystal [Mommy] needs miraculous prayers. She is in her terminal stage
Ate Grace: Tal, looking at mommy now. I think hindi na sya tatagal.
March 22, 2017
Tal to Eigen: Mom still has low oxygen in her blood. Her heart rate is fast, and her blood pressure is low. Hindi namin s’ya magising.
March 23, 2017
Tal to Eigen: There [are] improvements here. Mom woke up at around 1 am. She woke up again at 3 am and stayed up for almost 4 hours. Oxygen & blood pressure [are] still low though. And she can’t talk. She tries but we can’t understand
Tal to Eigen: Mom’s conscious. Oxygen is still low. Sometimes, she’ll have minutes of normal oxygen level, but then it dips back. Blood pressure has improved. Talking is still hard. She complained of gas pain, but she was given medicine to help her move her bowels. Wala pa kasi sya kalibang since Monday. (She hasn’t pooped since Monday.) Praise God kay nakalibang na s’ya. (Praise God ’cause she was able to poop already.) Hopefully, the gas pain will disappear.
Eigen: Praise God indeed. *hug* how is the family? How are you?
Tal to Eigen: Not as on edge as yesterday. But there are still decisions to make. Will we bring Mom home na? How long will we stay in the hospital? When do I head back to [Iligan]?
Tal to Eigen: we just had a discussion with the pulmonologist. We’ll continue with the current antibiotics. That’ll take a week or 2. We still have to talk to the gastroenterologist about her feeding.
March 24, 2017
Tal to Eigen: Mom’s oxygen is still low, so changing machines (from a bipap to a mechanical ventilator) is being considered. Her bed sores and stomach (due to perforation, possibly from past chemotherapies) are painful, but pain killers aren’t being given in full dose because it could lower her BP. She was able to talk last night, but now, she can’t again.
March 25, 2017
Tal to Eigen: They were concerned that even with the bipap, her oxygen level is still below normal. So now, she’s connected to a mechanical ventilator. Oxygen level is usually normal, but she can’t talk while hooked up to it.
Tal to Eigen: Love, it’s time to head to Manila. Mom’s with the Lord.