Wednesday, April 30, 2008

hospital blues

the long wait is over! hehe. im finally have time to update. HOORAY! i missed my blog friends. hope you missed me too. :)

so what's up with me lately? why didn't i update earlier? uhhhm. my dad was hospitalized for the past few days due to diabetes. he had an injured infected inflamed foot which would explain why he lost his weight and appetite. we were all worried because the legs are most fragile when it comes to diabetic people. if not careful, it could lead to blood poisoning or the leg being amputated instead if left untreated. good thing, my ate ching called us and offered financial help. she sent us money and supported us all the way. a blessing really.

during my stay and me being the bantay of dad, it was hard. i haven't had enough sleep because
1) the nurses checks dad every now and then
2) the aircon was too cold ( hindi ako sanay) thus resulted to me having cold
3) dad keeps bugging me whenever he wants to pee, eat and tell me errands like buying drinks news papers etc.

but it also had advantages too like
1) i can watch cable (hehe.)
2) i can eat or drink whenever and whatever i want
3) i slouch on the couch all day

dad was very emotional during his stay. all of a sudden he cries then he refused some of the medications. he also wanted stuff that are very much bawal like sweets. he didn't have sleep too. he complain a lot about having difficulty pooping, his hand and so on.

i was also pissed whenever mom comes to visit. she keeps making reklamo at hindi nya inaasikaso si daddy. she just sleeps in my bed. i can understand if she's tired but can she at least be a dear and take care of dad for a few hours of the visit. if she's not feeling well, it's okay and she should rest at home. she also kept saying that we should have a medical ward instead of a private room. why making tipid when we know that we do have financial assistance it eh? im not saying that we should abused that but what im pointing in here is

"hindi materyal na bagay ang kalusugan! kung hindi iingatan yan, hindi na maibabalik yung mga mawawala. hindi naman ikayayaman ng isang tao kung bibigyan sya ng tamang gamot, pag aalaga at pag aaruga ng mga taong espesyalista. matanda na si daddy at napakahirap kung may kasama pa kami sa iisang kwarto."

the doctor also advised us that we should be in private because the condition of his foot is sensitive and can get infected if exposed to other people as well in a medical ward.

anyway, enough about the ranting. after his stay at the hospital the doctor said that he's okay to go. his foot improved well for the treatment and he got out today. he will go back for check ups and needed added medications.

just to add and make this entry longer i just want to share my two cents regarding Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center Canister Scandal.

we seek medical attention in medical centers and hospital in order to get well for our ailments. we want to be treated, taken care off and be cured for the diseases that we suffer from but what if something goes wrong? the scandal is about a gay guy seeking medical attention because unfortunately after having sex, a bottle of perfume got stuck in this rectum. after the successful operation, i guess he was relieved but someone said that a video containing the operation was posted on youtube. poor guy. after paying for the hospital bill, he also paid by being a specimen, an object of ridicule and of course a subject of laughter. and more over, the doctors and nurses were not satisfies, they had to share it to the world. post it on you tube. i was lucky enough to find and watch it. as i sign of respect, i did not post it here.

as for my opinion, i did not find it funny nor entertaining. i feel for the guy having to go through the torment of having a heart of a woman then being trapped in a man's body. we say that gays are accepted in our society but what does this video show?

cases like these are confidential and should be disclosed for the persons involved. i read about something called med ethics which states that patients should be well taken care off and respected because the pay for the services of the said treatments or medications.
the loud sound of the cheering, shouting and laughing from the video made it clear that they forgot the oath they swore when they were about to become doctors and nurses.

they are unprofessional and they do not deserve to keep their license. they should be punished to the full extent of the law.

come to think of it, we were once a punchline in some show where in our medical institutions are being questioned or mocked. this video proves what that statement meant.

then a priest comments and says its partly the guy's fault. okay, sure, yes. but i still find it absurd that just because the guy is gay, he paid more than he asked for. so much for the church's teaching "love your neighbor". instead of investigating, solving and making sure that this will never happen again, someone tolerates this kind of behavior. comment suggests that because somebody made a mistake it's a ground to violated his right.

sex is a normal thing. we have sexual desires and sexual drive. in addition, that does not exclude priests or nuns. who knows what they do to suppress their needs when it comes to this particular topic. i mean, who knows what they do inside the seminaries, church or convents when somebody is not looking around. pray? the lamest excuse. i do not totally believe that. after all, news like a priest raping a nun, molesting a confectioner inside a church, convent or having a child is not new. scandals that are not different from this guy's case.

whether he has sinned or not in having sex with the same sex, its not our business; gives us a right to mock him or more over reject him as a living individual that deserves an equal right just like everybody else.

equality and freedom of expression as well as respect.
is it so hard to give?


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