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That Was A Scare


He said, “ma’am antayin niyo na lang sila dito”. I told him our car is parked there and we’re going to Mercury Drug to buy medicine.

“Samahan ko na lang po kayo”. So he accompanied me to cross the street going to Jollibee.

I had a scare the past few days when I got sick. For four street days, I had fever not lower than 39C. After taking paracetamol round the clock every four hours, it did not change. Since Saturday and Sunday are the only free time for Josef and Jovy, we planned of visiting the hospital supposedly today. Last night though when they came home, Josef told me to prepare and we were going to the hospital. That was around 9:30 pm. It was a ten to fifteen minute drive from our place. Luckily when we reached Mission Hospital, they had no patient at the emergency room. First thing I did was to take my temperature at the digital thermometer displayed at the corner together with a bottle of alcohol. What do you know, my body temperature was normal.

Since I was having difficulty passing my urine, I asked the doctor if I could undergo urinalysis too. So I had my CBC, chest X-ray and they asked If I am willing to undergo swab test for Covid, I said yes. My blood count is okay but I have UTI. It would take four days before the release of the result of the Covid swab. They gave me prescriptions of antibiotics and something for cough. Actually to be safe, I took my temperature three times and it was normal.

When I left the emergency room, the guard told me to just wait for Josef and Jovy. They went to Jollibee across the street to buy sandwiches. It was almost 12am. So the guard accompanied me to cross the street . Such show of kindness. I was touched. I didn’t know that Josef planned all along to give him a midnight snack while they were waiting for me. He went back to the guard to give him his snack.

While we were on our way, I mentioned casually that maybe my digital thermometer might be defective. Josef suggested that I buy a new one. True enough, when we reached the house, I had normal body temperature.

That was certaily a scare, giving me sleepless nights and worried look. I had to take Melatonin so I could sleep.

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He said, “ma’am antayin niyo na lang sila dito”. I told him our car is parked there and we’re going to Mercury Drug to buy medicine.

“Samahan ko na lang po kayo”. So he accompanied me to cross the street going to Jollibee.

I had a scare the past few days when I got sick. For four street days, I had fever not lower than 39C. After taking paracetamol round the clock every four hours, it did not change. Since Saturday and Sunday are the only free time for Josef and Jovy, we planned of visiting the hospital supposedly today. Last night though when they came home, Josef told me to prepare and we were going to the hospital. That was around 9:30 pm. It was a ten to fifteen minute drive from our place. Luckily when we reached Mission Hospital, they had no patient at the emergency room. First thing I did was to take my temperature at the digital thermometer displayed at the corner together with a bottle of alcohol. What do you know, my body temperature was normal.

Since I was having difficulty passing my urine, I asked the doctor if I could undergo urinalysis too. So I had my CBC, chest X-ray and they asked If I am willing to undergo swab test for Covid, I said yes. My blood count is okay but I have UTI. It would take four days before the release of the result of the Covid swab. They gave me prescriptions of antibiotics and something for cough. Actually to be safe, I took my temperature three times and it was normal.

When I left the emergency room, the guard told me to just wait for Josef and Jovy. They went to Jollibee across the street to buy sandwiches. It was almost 12am. So the guard accompanied me to cross the street . Such show of kindness. I was touched. I didn’t know that Josef planned all along to give him a midnight snack while they were waiting for me. He went back to the guard to give him his snack.

While we were on our way, I mentioned casually that maybe my digital thermometer might be defective. Josef suggested that I buy a new one. True enough, when we reached the house, I had normal body temperature.

That was certaily a scare, giving me sleepless nights and worried look. I had to take Melatonin so I could sleep.

PS

I haven’ forgotten your birthday PETE. Belated Happy Birthday🌻🌿🥂🎂

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