Thursday, June 12, 2008

Evanescence

At first we hope too much then later on, not enough.
---Joseph Roux
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It was heart-breaking news my Mom had told me last weekend. A friend, a neighbor, my Mom’s officemate had an accident and broke his hip-bone. He is still in comatose right at this moment. He survived but he cannot see nor hear anything. The doctors cannot do anything or move him around yet because of the delicate situation. They had spent 30 grand so far and still clinging on some hope for a recovery. My heart goes to his kids who are very anxious about the whole incident.
The Health Care in the Philippines is pretty bad. You will not be admitted in the hospital without a down payment. They don’t care if you’ll die outside the hospital. While it is understandable that the hospital won’t survive if everything is just free- still, it’s very sad and very inhumane. I have a good friend before who met a terrible accident and the taxi driver just brought her outside the hospital and left. She was unconscious for almost 12 hours with a few blood clots on her brain. How she survived was a miracle and partly because they have enough money to spend in the expensive hospital.
How could you cling for hope during these trying times? Where are they going to get more money? His wife had borrowed more than she can earn in the next 10 years. Plus, the kids are still young and one is in college. Yes, they both have a very good job but it’s not even enough for the whole financial dilemma. Even so, what money can do if the body can’t survive anymore? How good is money without your loved one? Or how good is a living spouse but handicapped (blind, deaf and lame)? How could you keep the hope burning without neglecting the future of your kids? You may have all your friends and relatives to support you but at the end of the day, you are just all alone.
With all my deepest sympathy.

6 Grateful Heart's Words:

Pinay Jade said...

The health care in the Philippines is just terrible. I don't know why the government is not focusing on important things like this.

BK said...

I prayed that your mom's officemate gets well soon.

Guy Vestal said...

A new bridge always seems to find the need for us to cross it daily.

My prayers are with this man and his family, God Bless...

The BenSpark said...

I am sorry to hear about the health care situation where you are from, that is horrible. I have been noticing your photos and was wondering if you;d like to submit one to a photo project I am doing on my blog. The instructions are on a post titled Hold on to Hope. I need the photo by today please. Sorry short notice.

Da Old Man said...

I will say a prayer for the man and his family.

Salamat said...

Thank you guys for listening... it's been tough for them...but it's how we can appreciate more even a smallest light of hope through these dark moments.