I was so happy that finally the flood already subsided and Mr. Sun kissed my skin today. Though I have an approved Vacation Leave for today (filed for the supposedly Boracay Trip for the ECB Team), I opted to go work because I am quite guilty on "not so fully utilized me" working from home from the previous days. I'm happy greeting my Boss a happy birthday and seeing my colleagues doing "kulitan" again and I started scribing the "Things to do" for today.
I went out for a field call and visited my previous company. After my 2 meetings there, I dropped by my good friend's cube and had some exchanges of hugs and hellos. I've known Rose since Intel Days (2006) and we transferred to Onsemi right after Intel closed its facility here in the Philippines. We were lunch buddies, text-mate, phone-mate and I became close to their group though we are from different departments. Before I left for 3M (my current company), she got married and got pregnant a year after. We were so happy to know that she was bearing a baby boy and a baby girl - a TWIN!!!
|5 months old - Baby Miguel and Baby Sophia|
The twins since they're only 7 months old in her tummy need to be incubated. The vent support is needed since the lungs are not yet fully developed. Miguel is bigger than her sister Sophia. Mommy Rose was discharged from the hospital after 4 days and the twins were left in their incubators. During the evening, the hospital called her up about something about Miguel. The couple rushed into the hospital and then they saw the oxygen level of Miguel dropping until it reached 50, 40, 30, 20, 10... then zero. The doctor said, they'll still try if the baby will still respond on the medication, but the couple saw that the chest of baby Miguel was already bluish from the attempt of reviving him. The couple was given a choice to continue or to give him up. It was so painful seeing their little boy like that and knowing the baby suffered enough, they decided to give up.
...Rose got back from her maternity leave before end of July. I saw her several times but didn't ask anything related to the twins. Today, when I visited her in her cube, she felt I was avoiding asking her about the twins. She opened the topic by showing me their pictures and alas! my tears were already flowing. She was so strong, she didn't cry even while sharing me the journeys of her two angels. She's optimistic that they are in the good hands of God. Their faith to God became more stronger... I'm happy that they are still willing to try again. May God bless Rose and her husband.
... Going back to the office, I needed to stop by the gasoline station in SLEX. I couldn't stop crying and I am feeling so sad remembering the pictures of the twin. The rain suddenly started to pour down and everything became so gloomy afterwards.