Day 9 Cagayan de Oro Medical Center
May 20, 2012
Vitals: taken at 8 am
Blood Pressure – 120/80
Heart Rate: 72
O2 Sat: 100
Respiratory Rate: 25
“Finally, our prayers were answered – a suite room at NMMC was available.”
Just like a complete novena, Melit spent nine days in the ICU of Cagayan de Oro Medical Center, then we got the good news that a suite room at the NMMC was now available. It is a Sunday, and a good day to transfer.
Early morning, we had an unexpected visitor – a white butterfly hovering over Melit. Considering that the white butterfly is a scarcity in this city’s concrete jungle, and the fact that the ICU is a closed unit, we thought it was a visit by our brother Eking, who passed away of a heart attack three years ago this day. It was a good sign. Butterflies emerge from cocoons, so Melit will emerge fresh and flying from this comatose phase.
That is just one of the many blessings today.
- Nurse Joy was there to personally supervise our transfer.
- Dr. Cadiz, Dr. Garcia, and the anesthesiologist gave us big discounts.
- We were able to raise 300,000 to settle our bill and obtain the discharge clearance.
- The transfer to the NMMC went without a hitch except for a few heated arguments with tired nurses.
By evening, Melit was in another healing environment. Another chapter of our journey.