The month of February is full of sadness. First day of the month, my husband was already sick and almost down with his platelet but thankfully, he recuperated and just rested at home. But right after he got well, it was my eldest daughter, Chloe, and I who got sick with high fever coupled with cough and colds. 3 days of being sick, we had our CBC checked. I had viral infection with pharyngitis but my daughter was diagnosed with Dengue so she need to be hospitalized. I posted about this in my previous blog and the experience was really scary. But thank God she got well and so do I.
Just when my daughter was discharged, a close relative (also our neighbor) was hospitalized. He had stage 4 liver cancer. We were all shocked because we always see him, often cleaning the car or just simply walking. We had not yet recovered of the shock when another sad news hit our family the following week. My brother-in-law Chad, my husband's older brother (also our neighbor) suffered seizure, hit his head on their cabinet and was found with a pool of blood on his head. He was rushed to the hospital but the following day, he was comatose. Although he responded to my husband when he attempted to talk to him, and my brother in law even cried and tried to move, he was still unconscious. My husband never thought that that would be their last 'conversation'.
The following day, Chad's BP dropped, his pulse cannot be detected and the doctor already told the family that his prognosis was bad. Wednesday afternoon on February 17, 2016, Chad passed away at the age of 45 years old.
Going back to our close relative, he was still hospitalized. His was a sad story but I don't want to pry anymore of his personal matter in respect to his family. But he learned later about Chad's demise. When he was discharged from the hospital, he even visited Chad
But almost 2 days later after he was discharged, he was admitted again to the hospital. He was already restless and need to be sedated. But on the night of February 28, 2016, he passed away. He was 44 years old. He was so full of life and he was friendly. I just can't believe 2 people who I mostly see in the morning are not there anymore. Both of them died on the same month. They were first cousins and both are the first sons in the family.
I pray that there will be no more deaths or harm will come to our family especially on my husband's side. I pray that we will be spared from sadness that will come our way in the coming months. I pray to the Lord to spare our family. And I pray that we will all heal from these sad moments in our lives especially to the direct families. Lord, I ask for forgiveness, I ask for healing and peace within us, within our family. Lord, please hear our prayers. Keep us away from harm and protect us. Thank You, Lord. Amen