mati’s 1st ER experience

and, definitely the last.
mati was/is the one who’s breastfeed for the longest time, more than a year
but looks like he is on the little weak side
he got peanut allergies
and, this time he has symptoms of asthma/pneumonia
 
it was last saturday afternoon when i noticed signs of him having cough and colds
sunday night when he did not want to be put down when asleep
monday morning, i felt there was something not really right with his breathing
so i brought him to the pedia at velez
and, when the doctor see him, she right away gave me a ‘doctor’s order’ to have mati ‘nebulized’ in ER
after nebulizing, we went back to his pedia, and she asked us again to have her nebulized the 2nd time
actually, it was 2 vials of those ‘nebulize’ vials (so all in all, he was nebulized 3 times)

kind of shock because it’s my first time to encounter ‘asthma’ in my kids
and the nebulizing thing is new to me
plus we also had him being x-rayed that day to check his lungs — me thinks

but anyhoo, he is now back to being an energizer bunny (God, please no jinx)
but he is still under anti-biotics and ‘nebulizer’ medication

so i think mati is the one who is mark’s real son
mark is asthmatic and his mother

and, i have a new skill — nebulizing a baby
and, my greatest challenge — how to make mati slow down a bit
being an energizer bunny is not asthmatic-friendly
we’ll be back on thursday at his pedia again
hopefully, everything’s clear and A-owkei that time =)

mati’s 1st ER experience

and, definitely the last.
mati was/is the one who’s breastfeed for the longest time, more than a year
but looks like he is on the little weak side
he got peanut allergies
and, this time he has symptoms of asthma/pneumonia
 
it was last saturday afternoon when i noticed signs of him having cough and colds
sunday night when he did not want to be put down when asleep
monday morning, i felt there was something not really right with his breathing
so i brought him to the pedia at velez
and, when the doctor see him, she right away gave me a ‘doctor’s order’ to have mati ‘nebulized’ in ER
after nebulizing, we went back to his pedia, and she asked us again to have her nebulized the 2nd time
actually, it was 2 vials of those ‘nebulize’ vials (so all in all, he was nebulized 3 times)

kind of shock because it’s my first time to encounter ‘asthma’ in my kids
and the nebulizing thing is new to me
plus we also had him being x-rayed that day to check his lungs — me thinks

but anyhoo, he is now back to being an energizer bunny (God, please no jinx)
but he is still under anti-biotics and ‘nebulizer’ medication

so i think mati is the one who is mark’s real son
mark is asthmatic and his mother

and, i have a new skill — nebulizing a baby
and, my greatest challenge — how to make mati slow down a bit
being an energizer bunny is not asthmatic-friendly
we’ll be back on thursday at his pedia again
hopefully, everything’s clear and A-owkei that time =)

Long night

Mati’s having coughs/colds.
He just wants to be carried and rocked
Looks like it’s going to be a kong night for me
Standing, pacing down the floor,
Trying to put him down to which he’ll wake up & cry
So back to square 1 again of rocking/pacing
Repeat steps xxx times
Poor mati/poorer me =)

Long night

Mati’s having coughs/colds.
He just wants to be carried and rocked
Looks like it’s going to be a kong night for me
Standing, pacing down the floor,
Trying to put him down to which he’ll wake up & cry
So back to square 1 again of rocking/pacing
Repeat steps xxx times
Poor mati/poorer me =)

Dear dra libres-rosaruso.

This time I’ll talk about being a daughter — about daughterly duties.
So last Friday, I went with my nanay to an opthalmologist, to an OB,
to an IM, and back to the opthalmologist.

We arrived very early in velez for te OB. But since ob is not around,
we decided to take the chance to have her eye checked up by an
opthalmologist. So we drop by at ACES clinic, it’s an eye center, in
velez. After the routinary eye check up, the doctr advised us to go
their perpetual clinic to have my nanay undergo further eye tests.

To cut the Story short, after pap smear with OB, after a follow up/
monitoring check up with her IM, we went to perpetual for the eye
test. The eye doctor recommended:
1. Laser ‘operation’ (do you call it operation ba?) for my nanay’s
right eye because of glaucoma. according to him, there’s an early sign
of glaucoma but everything is fine, nothing serious o sthing. The
laser will be for prevention, to avoid glaucoma progress. Laser costs
P6800/eye.
2. Cataract surgery – definitethat my nanay has an eye cataract.
According to the test, my nanay’s vision is 20/40. It’s supposed to be
20/20 – the perfect vision. Cataract surgery costs P32t/eye inlcuding
philhealth deductions. So it would be around P65t for both eyes.

As much as I tried to be cool or calm about it during the discussion
with doctor, I was actually muted, do-not-know-what-to-do. So it ended
up, I had not asked the proper questions or probe the doctor about
alternatives and such and such. I had not brought up my/our concerns
properly to him.

So now I’m thinking of:
1. Going back to the doctor to discuss my concerns or have a 2nd
opinion from another eye doctor. Owkei, I’m actually leaning to the
latter.
2. About glaucoma, when we were still in velez, he mentioned about eye
drops to cure glaucoma. So I wanted to ask him about the eye drops
because he no longer mentioned about ti when we were in perpetual.
Though, maybe laser is the best way, whcich brought me to my major
concern:
3. FINANCES. The P6800 laser cost is something we can handle. But the
P65t forthe cataract surgery is something like ‘hello world’!!! So
anyway, it’s not really something I am overly worried about for the
reason that worrying will not solve anything. =) I’m just thankful
that at least, it’s not really that very immediate. We can still find
time to look for resources.
4. This leads me to another question, how much time is available for
us to dilly-dally TO hunt for that much money? Unfortunately, no
installment basis for health care expenses. Though credit cards are
accepted (mmmm…) — hope it has 0% interest.

This makes me think that my nanay’s health care is something I should
have a budget on. And, for the rest of the relatives, I believe —
this is our culture. And, really health care is EXPENSIVE. And, I’m
really feeling it now with my mother turning 65 years old next month.
The arthritis — she has a P78/day meds for that. Her highblood —
thankfully the 50% off on expensive branded meds law was implemented
last august: lepitor from P90+ to P50+ now, micardis from P50 to P25
now (big big savings). Lately, all kinds of illness are just popping
out – the reason why we’re doctor hopping. So additional meds for
those and the doctor fees.

I’m not complaining. It’s just I want to jot down the reality of
ageing and health care. But I’m thankful that my nanay has a little
over enough to cover her meds. But one-time big surprise expenses like
surgery is something not easy for us.

I wish that we have a better health care system — I guesss it’s too
much to ask from our Philippine gov’t, right? With ondoy, it’s not a
good time to harrass our gov’t about some frivolous health care
system. I will not mention about senior citizen discounts, and the
delays/short of pensions by GSIS for this month.

So Maybe some easy financial system that will be a win-win situation
for both the patient and health care provider. What is that?!? I
really don’t know for now. Demmit, I’m going to hunt for that
solution. I’m definitely gonna be a first lady!!!

Oh, I just realized that mark works for the dutch’s health care
system. How ironic life can be!

Dear dra libres-rosaruso.

This time I’ll talk about being a daughter — about daughterly duties.
So last Friday, I went with my nanay to an opthalmologist, to an OB,
to an IM, and back to the opthalmologist.

We arrived very early in velez for te OB. But since ob is not around,
we decided to take the chance to have her eye checked up by an
opthalmologist. So we drop by at ACES clinic, it’s an eye center, in
velez. After the routinary eye check up, the doctr advised us to go
their perpetual clinic to have my nanay undergo further eye tests.

To cut the Story short, after pap smear with OB, after a follow up/
monitoring check up with her IM, we went to perpetual for the eye
test. The eye doctor recommended:
1. Laser ‘operation’ (do you call it operation ba?) for my nanay’s
right eye because of glaucoma. according to him, there’s an early sign
of glaucoma but everything is fine, nothing serious o sthing. The
laser will be for prevention, to avoid glaucoma progress. Laser costs
P6800/eye.
2. Cataract surgery – definitethat my nanay has an eye cataract.
According to the test, my nanay’s vision is 20/40. It’s supposed to be
20/20 – the perfect vision. Cataract surgery costs P32t/eye inlcuding
philhealth deductions. So it would be around P65t for both eyes.

As much as I tried to be cool or calm about it during the discussion
with doctor, I was actually muted, do-not-know-what-to-do. So it ended
up, I had not asked the proper questions or probe the doctor about
alternatives and such and such. I had not brought up my/our concerns
properly to him.

So now I’m thinking of:
1. Going back to the doctor to discuss my concerns or have a 2nd
opinion from another eye doctor. Owkei, I’m actually leaning to the
latter.
2. About glaucoma, when we were still in velez, he mentioned about eye
drops to cure glaucoma. So I wanted to ask him about the eye drops
because he no longer mentioned about ti when we were in perpetual.
Though, maybe laser is the best way, whcich brought me to my major
concern:
3. FINANCES. The P6800 laser cost is something we can handle. But the
P65t forthe cataract surgery is something like ‘hello world’!!! So
anyway, it’s not really something I am overly worried about for the
reason that worrying will not solve anything. =) I’m just thankful
that at least, it’s not really that very immediate. We can still find
time to look for resources.
4. This leads me to another question, how much time is available for
us to dilly-dally TO hunt for that much money? Unfortunately, no
installment basis for health care expenses. Though credit cards are
accepted (mmmm…) — hope it has 0% interest.

This makes me think that my nanay’s health care is something I should
have a budget on. And, for the rest of the relatives, I believe —
this is our culture. And, really health care is EXPENSIVE. And, I’m
really feeling it now with my mother turning 65 years old next month.
The arthritis — she has a P78/day meds for that. Her highblood —
thankfully the 50% off on expensive branded meds law was implemented
last august: lepitor from P90+ to P50+ now, micardis from P50 to P25
now (big big savings). Lately, all kinds of illness are just popping
out – the reason why we’re doctor hopping. So additional meds for
those and the doctor fees.

I’m not complaining. It’s just I want to jot down the reality of
ageing and health care. But I’m thankful that my nanay has a little
over enough to cover her meds. But one-time big surprise expenses like
surgery is something not easy for us.

I wish that we have a better health care system — I guesss it’s too
much to ask from our Philippine gov’t, right? With ondoy, it’s not a
good time to harrass our gov’t about some frivolous health care
system. I will not mention about senior citizen discounts, and the
delays/short of pensions by GSIS for this month.

So Maybe some easy financial system that will be a win-win situation
for both the patient and health care provider. What is that?!? I
really don’t know for now. Demmit, I’m going to hunt for that
solution. I’m definitely gonna be a first lady!!!

Oh, I just realized that mark works for the dutch’s health care
system. How ironic life can be!

Peek-a-boo


I don’t know why do little kids get a ton of fun out of peek-a-boo.
But i get fun out of their various happy facial expressions =)
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Peek-a-boo


I don’t know why do little kids get a ton of fun out of peek-a-boo.
But i get fun out of their various happy facial expressions =)
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GSIS reason for delayed pension is laughable!

From INQ:
“Starting in August, GSIS claims and pension (services) is being migrated from the (computer) mainframe to SAP (application),” Elamparo explained. “We have anticipated that the first-month implementation of the migration would result in delayed or innacurate data.”

My nanay’s pension is not delayed, thankfully. But it is short of P2t something. She got a text msg from GSIS that the lacking will be available on her e-Card (Unionbank ATM) on or before Sept. 23, 2009.And, as expected, it did not arrive.

Reading some news, GSIS is blaming their pevious IBM system for the problems they had previously. That is why they now switch to ORACLE. So they are migrating data from their old system IBM to ORACLE, and with this are the delays and lacking of the pensions.

I worked with software/data companies, and I know migration can be very very tricky. But if you are an intelligent company or technology user, it’s common sense to make a thorough plan on how to go about migration to avoid mistakes. Create back-up plans in case of problems, and etc. And if worse comes to worst, GSIS can always have the payment manually. C’mon!

With too many financial institutions using IBM, they’re probably the only one who got into a problem like this. And, if ever there were, I do not think it takes that long to be corrected. IBM is not that stupid, right?! You can read IBM’s side here. And, by the way, GSIS paid P80M for that IBM software.

What make
 
It’s just really annoyingly funny! I’m not whining about my nanay’s short pension. I’m not saying Garcia is playing with GSIS money. It’s just how sad to think about a ‘trivial’ problem that is totally avoidable can happen. But of course, we’re Philippines, it’s probably expected.

Unsaon na lang to tinood jud nga problema?!

 

GSIS reason for delayed pension is laughable!

From INQ:
“Starting in August, GSIS claims and pension (services) is being migrated from the (computer) mainframe to SAP (application),” Elamparo explained. “We have anticipated that the first-month implementation of the migration would result in delayed or innacurate data.”

My nanay’s pension is not delayed, thankfully. But it is short of P2t something. She got a text msg from GSIS that the lacking will be available on her e-Card (Unionbank ATM) on or before Sept. 23, 2009.And, as expected, it did not arrive.

Reading some news, GSIS is blaming their pevious IBM system for the problems they had previously. That is why they now switch to ORACLE. So they are migrating data from their old system IBM to ORACLE, and with this are the delays and lacking of the pensions.

I worked with software/data companies, and I know migration can be very very tricky. But if you are an intelligent company or technology user, it’s common sense to make a thorough plan on how to go about migration to avoid mistakes. Create back-up plans in case of problems, and etc. And if worse comes to worst, GSIS can always have the payment manually. C’mon!

With too many financial institutions using IBM, they’re probably the only one who got into a problem like this. And, if ever there were, I do not think it takes that long to be corrected. IBM is not that stupid, right?! You can read IBM’s side here. And, by the way, GSIS paid P80M for that IBM software.

What make
 
It’s just really annoyingly funny! I’m not whining about my nanay’s short pension. I’m not saying Garcia is playing with GSIS money. It’s just how sad to think about a ‘trivial’ problem that is totally avoidable can happen. But of course, we’re Philippines, it’s probably expected.

Unsaon na lang to tinood jud nga problema?!