The Almost Huling Hugot

Apologies if I haven’t updated my blog in a while. You see last Monday, I almost died. My blood had slowly changed its acidity level and it was poisoning me. When the muscle spasms hit, the pain was unbearable. All the muscles in my arms and legs were suddenly firing and I lost all control. I ended up on the floor shaking and vomiting.  Next thing I knew I was being shuttled into a nearby hospital where I was literally screaming in pain the whole time.

I knew it was serious when they started hooking me up to IVs. I had a tube shoved up my nose so they could feed me and they had to make minor surgeries to create a central line to my heart. My heartbeat had become irregular and I was close to cardiac arrest. After stabilising me, they transferred me to the ICU and I stayed there for four days. They also attached a valve on my neck so that they could clean my poisoned blood.

So here’s what I learned so far. To some people, spending the whole day in bed is a dream. After the first day, that bed becomes a prison. The fact that you cannot stand or move at all will play tricks with your mind. They had to keep me moving so that I would not develop sores all over my back. The constant chirping and buzzing of the machines had become slow nightmare.

The feeling of utter helplessness is sobering too. Having people bodily lift you up and down and wash you and take care of you feels like both a violation and a blessing. There were times that I would wake up in the middle of the night and I had to call out because I had phlegm stuck in my throat and I could not breathe. I was fed the whole time I was there and the medicines they were giving me terrible nausea.

In any case, this is the first day I’m strong enough to write and tomorrow, fingers crossed, I might be able to go home. From the bottom of my heart, I thank all of you who prayed for me and took care of me. I will recover stronger from this ordeal. Perfer et obdura. Dolor hic tibi proderit olim.Ā 

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  1. Tbh, I don’t even follow you but please take care. God is always by your side whenever and whatever happens. šŸ’•šŸ˜­

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  2. Oh wow! That sounds pretty scary an ordeal. Glad you are better. It’s a blessing to be in good health.

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  3. Sorry to hear, hope there aren’t further complications. Get well soon!

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  4. I hope you get well agad agad! Will be praying for you.

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  5. Ohmy! I hope you are feeling better and have a speedy recovery.

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  6. 4 days in the ICU? That’s serious. Glad that you’re better and even had the strength to blog again. Hope you continue to recuperate.

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  7. Get well soon, hugutero! Mabuti at hindi naman nahugot ang mga nakakonekta sayo. Will continue praying for your fast recovery! šŸ™‚

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  8. Thank you for your honest description of how it feels to people who are hospitalized and unable to care for themselves. Knowing this will give us more empathy. I hope you will be enjoy good health from now on. Look forward to more posts!

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