Day 1: The Journey

4 Apr

at 10:30 am today, my cousin – amie and me visited dai2 at Vicente Sotto Psychiatric ward.

having really unhelpful interns didn’t really help. but i was determined to see how she was today.

we went up and we had to go inside the female ward. i was a bit nervous seeing all those mentally disturbed patients inside – yet i still went through.

dai2 was sleeping when we arrived. she seemed peaceful. there were a bit lucid patients there who told me that she slept most of the time since the interns brought her up last night.

when i finally got to see her, she was sitting in a bed filled with bed ticks and staring at a space. i approached her and called her name.

when she realized who we were, i saw her face light up.

seeing that made my heart lighter. i immediately talked to her. i asked how she was and if she was feeling better.

she answered me with quiet nods.

the care take told me that she wasn’t having any problem with eating. she had her breakfast earlier that morning.

the only problem was that she refused to take her meds.

we waited for the nurse to arrive because i wanted to make sure that she drank her meds. but it seemed that they were still having lunch so the caretaker helped us look for the nurse.

when i finally got to talk to the nurse (he seemed really like he didn’t care. and i hated that. argh), he told me that whenever patients refuse to drink meds – they inject it instead.

this relieved me.

since we had to leave because it was already past visiting hours (on sundays: 9:00am – 11:00am), i said my goodbye to dai2 and promised her that we’ll be back to visit her tomorrow hopefully with her parents.

one thing i hate about the situation is the feeling horrible assumption that her mother does not care. i talked to her mother yesterday and when i asked her to come here to Cebu to fetch her daughter, she told me,

“nganong m.anha paman ko’g cebu? na dli naman gani na mutingog nako?”

like what the hell? does she even care what would happen to her daughter?! I told her that dai2 needed her right now so she really have to come here.

she answered me, “wala ko’y kwarta para m.anha dnha.

damn. i told her, she didn’t need to worry about that because we will be covering the expenses for her fare ticket.

good thing, i still had the nerve not to scream at her and tell her what a horrible mother she was. because i was seriously pissed off.

but i think my relatives in the province were able to talk some motherly sense into her because my auntie texted me that she and dai2’s step-father would be arriving tomorrow with my guy cousin – dave accompanying them. (dave would stay with us here at home so we will have a guy companion already)

things are getting better now. everything is falling into place.

i lighted dai2 a candle earlier – for her enlightenment and protection and for the hope that she would finally get better.

this is day 1 after admitting her in the hospital.

we’re taking this one day at a time. one step closer hopefully towards cure.


pardon the typographical errors. product of heightened emotions.


2 Responses to “Day 1: The Journey”

  1. eiuol_sky July 5, 2011 at 12:25 pm #

    nice..nice blogs… i would like to know what happen to dai2 now… your pictures are amazing, i am a dabawenyo but i’ve never been in these places which you have featured in your davao trip.. when i got home from saudi i would really try those things… keep it up.. God Bless.

    • Sheryl Blossom July 5, 2011 at 12:31 pm #

      Hi. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the appreciation. πŸ™‚

      Dai2 is with her family right now. We had her mom come here and take her home. We bought her all the necessary medications that she needed to make sure that she got treated well. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the concern.

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