hospital staycation

tuwang-tuwa pa naman ako nung narinig kong may long weekend na naman. it turns out, magiging staycation pala yung long weekend ko… may extension pa! haha!

the little one was sick since the evening of June 20. pero he was already better by thursday. friday morning, makulit na nga eh, so i decided to go to work and not worry much. then when the fever came back on saturday, A decided we should head to the hospital just to make sure everything’s alright.

the doctor took one look at him and said he was dehydrated and asked if we would like to have him admitted inside the hospital. since we thought it would just be an overnight thing and sagot naman ng health insurance, we said yes.

syempre kinailangan ng IV for his fluids. tatatag talaga loob mo kapag magulang ka na. iyong iyak niya at pagmamakaawa sa pagsabi ng “AYAW!” breaks your heart but you know it’s for something better kaya titiisin mo. T_T ayan, naluluha na naman ako…

after the tests came back, the pedia said we’ll have to stay for 3-4 days. di na ‘to overnighter.

WUUUUTTTT???

i got a bit worried but she said that it was only a precaution and just so that we are sure that the infection was clear. so it was really nothing serious. it’s more of making sure he recovers faster and better (naman! 24/7 aircon tapos may meals pa? LOL!).

by monday, he was absolutely fine, save for the occasional cough. and tuesday, he was jumping up and down the hospital bed! that afternoon, while i was knocked out and the in-laws were watching over him, Dr. Pandy said that all things considered, we’re probably going home the next day.

HOORAY!!!

finally doing her final rounds on wednesday, we were cleared to be discharged from the hospital.

nakakatuwa din makita how he interacts with other people. kahit na natatakot at iiyak siya everytime na may naka-scrubs na papasok or mask, he would always wave and say “bye!” when we asked him to. (although by monday medyo nasanay na siya kaya konting iyak na lang). sanay kasi siya na halos kami-kami lang nakikita niya. he seldom goes out to socialize except on weekends. minsan nga hindi na rin kasi we have to do chores. he seems to be a friendly person. hindi kagaya ko! masyadong introvert. haha

and today, balik-trabaho na ulit, 2nd day. and nagulat na lang din ako… weekend na ulit!

learning morse 2 ways

As part of my target this year, though within the last 6 months I’ve quite ignored this goal of mine, I want to learn Morse Code. I’ve started a little last year by listening to the online lessons of The Ham Whisperer on youtube and have taken the first 4 lessons with success, but have had little practice in real life as well as simple listening time in morse.

here’s lesson 2:

another thing that i felt was holding me back was the fact that i can’t keep up with the speed real hams transmit and listen to (about 25 words per minute) even though 5 wpm is the requirement for a Class A ham in the philippines. i wanted to develop both at the same time so i googled some stuff that do that and found out about Koch trainers.

Ludwig Koch apparently developed this method and has been highly recommended by hams online, even developing programs and apps that do just that: teach morse code using the method.

Today is Day 1. I cut my session to 1 minute just because i get frustrated when i miss letters and get distracted and then fail miserably at recovering. So i’m building it up to the recommended 5 minutes, minute by minute. and it’s looking good!

they say it gets harder the more letters you know and i’m almost afraid of reaching that point because i just might say, “oh forget it! who needs morse anyway?!” and stop. hopefully not. fingers crossed!

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