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Trigger Warning: The Attack of Covid19

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I already shared before about our situation at home. This is kind of a continuation about what is happening now after a week. I can't find myself to sleep right now, nobody in the house seems to fall asleep and here's the reason why.

Last week, October 13, 2021, Wednesday, my brother in law's step father who is truly close in our hearts was admitted to the hospital for shortness of breath, pneumonia and his diabetes was also acting up. He has symptoms for Covid19 and so on October 15, Friday, we were informed about the result of his PCR test and it came back positive.

He was sent to Covid ward therefore none of us can come and take care of him. The hospital he was in is a public hospital so we understand that they can't update us very often so we only rely on calling the nurses to monitor our patient and patiently wait for the doctor's call to inform us about his health which only happened twice on his one whole week of stay there.

On October 21, Thursday, we received the doctor's second call and it was a good news. His pneumonia has gone better, if his oxygen will stabilized and if he'll force himself to eat some food, he will be discharged soon. But on the next day, our patient called us and asked us to transfer him to another hospital. It is so heartbreaking hearing him trying hard to speak because he's still having shortness of breath.

Still on the same day, we tried inquiring to other hospitals that are private around the city and the bad news is they have already reached their patient's capacity. He was listed as number 22 on the waiting list. We tried to another hospital and as much as I don't want any form of bias or favor, we couldn't help it but to seek help from a doctor that we know who works on that hospital. With their help, we were able to transfer there.

They transferred him to a private hospital earlier and the moment we says him, it was really heart breaking. Last Thursday, we received a good news saying he's soon to be discharged but his physical condition is so far from that. He is conscious but unresponsive. He couldn't even lift or straighten his arm, more so to move at all. He looks so thin and lifeless as we saw him, even just on the video.

He might be groggy because of the medications and also because he hasn't been eating well. He wasn't even able to eat all the food that we sent him during his stay on the hospital.

Because of that, they had to put an nasogastric tube or an NG tube in him. It is inserted through his nose, down to his throat and esophagus, and into his stomach. All his medications and foods will be liquified and will go through it. Hopefully, by doing that, by giving him foods, he will be able to regain his strength on the next few days.


Now here's another worry. Aside from his health, we are also worried about the hospital bills. Our bill from the public hospital is 52, 000 pesos or more than a $1000. That's already not a joke but that's way cheaper compared to private hospitals where he's in right now.

But of course, regardless of the bill, he deserves to have the best care. We can't continue to let him be alone. Right now, they are already on the private hospital, my sister was left there to monitor him. They are in a private room but there are boundaries for my sister's safety. She's also wearing a PPE for her protection. At least this way, he have someone to accompany him.

But what we're worrying about are the hospital bills. The room costs PHP50, 000 or $1000 per day. The medications and the doctor's fee are excluded. It's really heavy for us but what can we do if he keep worsening on the public hospital and that we're getting crazy and getting worried and worried each passing time waiting for the doctor's call to inform us about his health. Besides, the patient is the one who begged us to transfer him to another hospital.

Another problem is that we need our sister in here. Her children needs her, our business needs her. If we are going to hire a private nurse, we have to pay around $165 or PHP8, 500 per day. Now, our plan for tomorrow is to try looking for an outside individual who will agree to look after him in the hospital. The nurses from the hospital will do all the work, the only work of that one that we are going to hire is to monitor the patient's oxygen since it has to be replaced every hour. Hopefully, we could find someone who is willing to do that.


There are so much things that we are worried about but we have faith and we continue to hope in the Lord. He's our great healer and provider and I know and we have faith that we'll get through this.

Right now, we only resort to prayer to keep our minds and our hearts at peace.

Tonight, I will be sleeping with this verse from Matthew 6:34 saying "Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. ... Each day has enough trouble of its own."

What we need most right now is your prayers. That can be a huge help, actually, that is more than enough. Let us pray for his

  • fast recovery

  • for him to regain his strength

  • also for financial resources.

We don't know where to get money for bills but God will provide. We just hope that his stay on the hospital won't be that long because if he stays in there for more than a week, we couldn't afford it.

Anyways, thank you so much for reading this and I hope you didn't feel to be carried away. Thank you so much for this platform for allowing me for this kind of content. I was able to let it all out and now I feel light. I have my hope in the Lord, there is nothing to worry about.

Thank you so much in advance for your prayers.

I appreciate you all. Thank you so much!


UPDATE: His sugar level is unstable, it tanked up earlier but it's going down now. Good news is that his oxygen is now normal so from high flow, it's now on 80%.

We already got a replacement for my sister that will accompany him to the hospital. So my sister can go home later once her antigen test came back negative.

As for the financial aspect, some relatives promised to help and praise God for giving us a good deal for the sale of our land. It's sad that we have to sell an asset but life is more important than that.

Your prayers for fast recovery will really be appreciated. Thank you all so much!


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A healing prayer for your tito's fast recovery soon. In God's grace he will be healed.🙏

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hey, thanks! I really appreciate it. but he just passed away last October 27. but no worries, we still praise God for it. :)

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4 weeks ago

Aw! Sorry to hear that. May his soul rest in Gods peace.

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4 weeks ago

It is now. Thank you! :)

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4 weeks ago

Ganito pala ang nangyari 😥 ang daming ganap Marygoround, I'll Include him in my prayer and the others. I don't really know what to say di ako maalam mag comfort talaga 😥. Pero basta fighting lang, sana laban din sya kasi pilit syang inilalaban ng family nya. 💪💪🤗 Fighting din Marygoround, wag ka masyado magpuyat at baka ikaw naman ang umano jan, dami dami mo pa naman ginagawa.

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1 month ago

Huy ate... hala 12 na pala, wag moko kurutin. Hehe. You do not need to say anything. Thank you na agad. Oks naman kami. Ayaw na nga kita balitaan baka mas mabigatan ka pa kesa sakin hshdhsha.

Pero seriously, we're okay and ready. God's will should prevail and whatever it is, ready kami tanggapin. :)

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1 month ago

Hello dear, praying for your Tito Dick. praying that he will be fine and your family will be given the financial resources you need for the medical bills he had. Some government agencies/officials can help also, I have tried that in the time that my mom was hospitalized too. God is our great provider. Keep safe, I hope the rest of the family are doing well.

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Thank you so much. Indeed, He will provide. We'll see what PhilHealth can cover and praise God for He already provided us with financial resources.

Right now, we're just hoping and praying for whatever it is that the Lord would want . We already made peace, we are ready to let go and let God. They chose not to intubate so... God's purpose should prevail.

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1 month ago

Le deseo pronta recuperación y lo considero en su dolor. Pase por esta enfermedad y te puedo decir que es terrible en cuanto a cómo uno se siente su cuerpo en ese momento es como si tu alma se te fuera lentamente. Por suerte pase y salí. Feliz día mi vida bella

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1 month ago

That must've been tough. Thank you so much! I appreciate this.

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1 month ago

Hello sis! Sorry to hear this, i am praying that he will recover soon. Ano po name nya? So, i can include him in my prayers.

Financially, i can spare a little, pasensya na.

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His name's Rodrigo Rivera, we call him Tito Dick. Thank you so much! Really hoping for fast recovery para din hindi masyado tumaas yung bill. Thank you sa prayers.

No, thank you! You shouldn't be apologizing. I really appreciate it. We are expecting some relatives to help. Medyo nagawan nanaman na ng paraan. Our sole focus now is his fast recovery. So thank you so much!

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1 month ago

Yw sis. Praying for tito dick 💕

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Wishing him to a faster recovery. I know that you can pass that hurdles, and it's better talaga if magpabakuna to redue the risk of COVID

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1 month ago

Yes yes. Yung mga seniors nalang namin sa bahay ang walang vaccine, mga natatakot kasi pero ngayon gusto na nila, buti naman.

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1 month ago

Stepdad ba to ni kuya tough love, co-oc? I'll include him on my prayers 🙏 I pray for his speedy recovery. Dami na talaga naapektohan nitong Covid nato 💔

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1 month ago

Yes ate. Napakabait nun sakin e. Thank you!! Sana lang talaga mapabilis na recovery since mas nabibigyan naman na siya ng attention ngayon.

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1 month ago

Let's claim that. God's will. Thy will be done. 🙏

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1 month ago

Amen ate. Things are getting better. Fast recovery nalang niya prater namin ngayon, nagawan naman na ng paraan yung sa bills. Gusto lang namin gumaling na.

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1 month ago

Pls include our prayers. God will provide🙏 Be strong and keep in touch with our God.

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1 month ago

He will, we have strong faith for that. Thank you so much for the prayers.

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Praying for his fast recovery sis. Keep strong. God will provide all the things you need.

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Indeed, He will. Praise God for that. Thank you! :)

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1 month ago

Keep on praying. I'm adding my faith to your family's. Divine health and provision in Jesus name.

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In Jesus name! Thank you so much. That would be a great help and I really appreciate it. :)

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1 month ago

Sis.. battling with your family in praying... May God keep your hearts at peace while He works to heal your brother-in-law's dad. Praying for His financial provision as well.

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Thank you so much for the prayers! Praise God for bringing us peace despite the situation. It's just so amazing how he works in our lives. Thanks thanks!!

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Praying for his fast recovery mare. Sobrang hirap at sakit talaga yon yung nilagay nila sakanya. Sana gumaling na siya ng makauwi na siya agad agad mare. Nalula din ako sa presyo ng hospital 😭 nakakaiyak sa bulsa. Gusto ko man sana tumulong, ang kaso'y walang wala din ako now.

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1 month ago

Huy mare oks lang 'yon. Your prayers is already more than enough. Salamat!

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