Warning: Extremely emotional because I am emotional. EAT LOVE PRAY and anything in between was written nearly five years ago. It was the time when my Second Son fell from a monkey bar and had two operations to correct his broken bones. He is now in grade 7 and very much into basketball. He still has the long stitches in his right hand to remind us of that unfaithful day.
We’re back. Not in the same room, though. But we deal with the same people again we met a week ago — nurses, doctors, and even the elderly. By now, they all know Second son’s name. No more “What happened to him and he fell from a monkey bar” exchange of info.
This time as well, we get to pray HARDER for a successful operation.
And indeed, after four hours on the operating table, a call announces second son now safely recuperating in the recovery room.
In the recovery room — and for the second time — second son cries. Even harder. No doubt, he must be feeling the cold metal inside him. Three narrow pins of the same size as that of a regular pencil.
Though I have been in a recovery room seven times, I am still not used to staying there. It smells of stillness. The room looks too clean. No chaos. Only long, long hours of long waiting. But I feel my son. I feel love. And I know he feels the same way, too, despite the hurt.
After three long hours of long wait (that’s how I would describe the long wait), we finally got clearance to return to second son’s room. My eight-year-old boy spends his day sleeping. After 23 hours and 30 minutes of no meal, finally, he agrees to eat.
Then he sleeps again. Moans a few times. And keeps silent when awake.
On the third day, he requests to be home. He misses his kuya and his toys. Doctor approves of our request. We will be back on Tuesday morning for a check up and dressing.
At home, Second son reads a lot. He plays a little. Watches Spongebob for a while. Then reads again.
He also practices writing with his left hand. He eats with his left hand. He picks his book with his left hand. He sometimes reaches for his things with his feet.
EAT LOVE PRAY & anything in between
Second son is ready for school tomorrow. He sleeps beside me now. But before he closes his eyes, he PRAYS. I brush off a tear from the side of his eyes. He must be hurting thus he CRIES in his sleep. But deep inside, I am confident that he feels my LOVE. And life is worth living despite the many hurts and anything in between EAT, LOVE, and PRAY.
Omyyyyy. What an incredibly difficult situation to be. Thank Goodness his okay now though. He must’ve been so strong and so were you. Pray indeed <3 helps so much.
He is indeed a brave boy. His motto is never give up 🙂
Such a warming post about what your son went through and your emotions throughout the process. Thank God he is recovering quick. The “Manga Messiah” comic reminded me of my own copy. 🙂 I loved reading that.
Thank you. Yes, even this momi loves the Manga series. The boys have a complete set of Manga and they keep on reading and reading them. Ihihi
This really touched my heart. It in fact would have been a very difficult situation to be in but very brave of him and of course.
Yes, i find him very brave. He was able to face it courageously.
Your son is brave and so are you. Im so sorry to hear about what happened. It must be really a difficult situation and i feel you by reading this post. If i were on that situation as a mom i would’ve cried a whole lot more and forgot about eating. It is really stressful when kids are sick. Glad that he is okey now.. Prayers.. 🙂
Thank you. Yes, he is now very much ok. Yup, remember that it was during that time that i was really so payat. i sometimes did not eat and just looked after him.
More power to him and you for staying calm in a difficult situation like this. Hope he is better now
He is very much in good health. Thank you for the warm wishes and nice words.
Wow! What a gripping post, I couldn’t help but read every word. It’s so well written. You can tell it was written from the heart.
I’m so grateful to hear you and your family are safe and getting better.
My prayers go out to you and your son! x
Thank you for the prayers. You as well are in our prayers. 🙂
What a well written story! I hope you are well now and I will send you some positive vibes from Austria. He is brave like the superheroes from the animes!
Haha. Yes, the superheroes. And from the Philippines, we send to you our warmest thank you.
I’m glad to hear second son is now well and starting to be active again. I thought I won’t be emotional right after your first words. You’ve written this with all your heart, and it must have been hard to compose those words given the recent happening of the second son. I hope when he gets back on Tuesday all will be ok.
This happened five years ago and he is all well and active again. Thank you for the warm wishes and hopes.
Wow. It’s such a dismay to read that your son fell from the monkey bars. However, I admire that he continued to live and start living again. By being active and going back to his activities. Whenever I feel like crying, I eat but if ever eating doesn’t help, I lift whatever I’m feeling and just pray. I hope he’s look back on that day and say, I’m a survivor!
He is indeed a survivor. He is very much active now in school. He also plays basketball. He seems to forgot about the incident.
Such a touching post. I cannot imagine what you must have gone through as parents to see your kid in pain. As a family I am sure you all came out stronger after this. It is great to know that he is fit and fine now
Yes, he is fit and fine now. Thank you as well. After that incident, we learned to not play with the monkey bar anymore. Hehe, but seriously, we learned that we could always stand up after each fall and face challenges if we are together as a family.
Your son is so brave and so are you. I guess motherhood does that to you, make you a stronger braver person for your kids. I have 3 now and I can not imagine how I’ll feel or react should they find ourselves in the same situations as yours. You have handled it well. 🙂
Thank you. It has been years and he was able to manage the hurt and the adjustments pretty well.
I thought that you’ve gone through the same dilemma again. But anyhow, good thing that it happened some years ago. I am pretty sure that it’s really a tough situation to deal with particularly to your son that he needs to adjust to everything including to writing. Anyhow, what’s important is you guys overcame with that case. and that you guys are there for him.
Yes, this was five years ago. Just thought of documenting it so I could somehow remember what happened before and what were our emotions then.