UPDATE: My Tita Miyang finally went home from the hospital last Saturday afternoon. Praise the Lord, the king of all healers!
Last Monday, I received a sad news from my cousin about her mom (my aunt and my father’s sister) who’s based in Biñan City, Laguna. She said they rushed her to the hospital because she suffered from heart attack and had a seizure. After doing some tests on her, the doctor advised to send her mom to the ICU immediately for more tests and observation. We visited her at Alabang Medical Center yesterday and she had already been transferred to a private room. It seemed that she was on her way to recovery. Thank you, Lord!
My Tita Miyang is 64 years old, has a senior citizen card but no PhilHealth membership (what we heard in the news isn’t fully implemented yet!). She doesn’t have health insurance/HMO card which leaves her family with no choice but to shoulder all her medical expenses. Imagine paying almost P20,000 per day for a stay in the ICU? That amount is already equivalent to a month’s salary of a public school teacher. My gosh, I don’t think I can afford that at this point should any of my parents get subjected to the same ordeal.
Tita Miyang is like a second mother to me. I actually stayed with her in Sta. Rosa City (where her former house was located) during my final year in college. She and her two daughters helped my family when we were struggling hard to send me to university. I will never forget their kindness. And I will do everything in my power to help them now that it is them who are in need (emotional and financial). At this point, they need all the help they can get.
This unexpected event has made me realize that I should be more determined to prepare for medical emergencies. Which reminds me, I haven’t bought PhilCare ER health cards yet for my father, the hubby, and me. (Must purchase real soon!) We want to be covered in case something like this happens. My mom is lucky she has a health card courtesy of my younger sister’s job at the bank. Lucky din kaming magkakapatid kasi tipid kami sa kanya. Haha.
But you know, all health insurance products combined, the greatest protection still comes from God. He can keep us from getting sick or getting into an accident that could put our lives in danger. That’s why we should never forget asking for His protection and guidance at all times. And that’s why I’m taking this opportunity to ask for your prayers for my aunt’s fast recovery. The more we pray, the better. Thanks in advance, friends!