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Another Regret

I am beginning to regret one of my decisions again.

I’m regretting the fact that I didn’t take a lab coats and enrolled up in the Medical Technology course in college, as my mother did.

A recent news about my father’s health made me realize that this is probably the biggest decision that I regret. I didn’t become a nurse, or a doctor, or even a Lab Technician… anything related to the medical field that could probably help my parents in the long run. Stupid of me. ~_~

But, I do realize that it’s too late to do that now. I’d have to make with what I have right now and help whatever I can. My sister, God bless her, is an awesome nurse… perhaps one of the best nurses that her hospital has. I am confident that she can help my parents better than I can.

I am not as confident as my sister is, though. What can a librarian do to help in a person’s health? Sometimes I even think that my work seems so insignificant that if I left or quit in my current job, everything would be just the same.

Haiz. Or perhaps I am thinking too negatively.

Now is not the time to be negative. I have to do what I can to help my parents, however little it may seem. Maybe as a librarian, I can do research and find out more about how to take care of my parents. Yes, perhaps that’s the thing I can do…

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Of Hospitals (supposedly entered June 13, 2009)

Well, here we go again.

My mom is in the hospital again, and we have to watch over her. It’s nothing serious this time (I think), she’s just been really dizzy. The doctor said that her dizzy spells could be “multi-factorial”, meaning it could be caused by the various ailments that were afflicting her body right now. But as I could see now, she’s doing rather fine. She’s laughing at my father’s text messages right now and her dizziness seems to have lessened. My mom blames it on the MSG-filled-deep-fried-chicken she ate a few days ago, since the doctors can’t really find anything wrong with her neurologically.

I’m staying with her this weekend at the hospital my sister works at, which is very expensive, but they’re really great with patient care. Watching the nurses and the doctors here made me realize a lot of things… some of them good, some of them bad.

First of all, the nurses and doctors here are very caring, which kind of made me wonder if only private hospitals have these kinds of medical staff. Actually, I don’t really think so. I can still remember this one dumb nurse who tried to get blood from my mom’s arm, but ended up not hitting a vein, and causing my mom to be in so much pain. Then there was another time when I had an appendectomy and this orderly came in and told me to stand from my bed so he can change the sheets just 5 hours after my operation. They both worked in private hospitals… though I will not mention which ones. I guess it just depends on what type of nurse they were able to hire.

But still, I kind of wish that the patient care here in this hospital would be the same in any other hospital, you know. Not just private hospitals should have staffs that really care, but public hospitals should have them too. Particularly public hospitals, since a lot of people who can’t afford private hospitals come to the public ones for their health care. But sometimes I noticed that public hospitals right now have turned into, like, chaotic training grounds for student nurses. As harsh as it may seem, I have never had any good memories when I happen to visit public hospitals. Student nurses have run amok, their teachers sometimes not giving them proper instructions, some of them not even caring at all for the patient, the employees caring more about the paper work than the patient’s health (some patients dying because nobody can fill out forms), or something like that. It’s almost like they’re just in that hospital for the sake of getting a grade or passing an exam or getting paid or something.

I’m not saying all ALL hospitals are like these. I’m just saying that if you are one of these hospitals who care more about earning money than tending to the sick, then maybe you should reconsider your methods. Or if you are one of these student nurses who go to Job Trainings or Practicums in public hospitals just to get a grade, I suggest that you shift your course immediately. The Medical profession is one of the most honorable professions ever, and if you enter it for the sake of earning money or going abroad, then maybe you’re not fit to be in the profession.

I’m actually pretty happy with the hospital where my sister is working. She’s a really caring person (she cried when one of her patients died), so the hospital is really lucky to find an employee like her. I just wish that some hospitals would be as fortunate.

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Of Hospitals (supposedly entered June 13, 2009)

Well, here we go again.

My mom is in the hospital again, and we have to watch over her. It’s nothing serious this time (I think), she’s just been really dizzy. The doctor said that her dizzy spells could be “multi-factorial”, meaning it could be caused by the various ailments that were afflicting her body right now. But as I could see now, she’s doing rather fine. She’s laughing at my father’s text messages right now and her dizziness seems to have lessened. My mom blames it on the MSG-filled-deep-fried-chicken she ate a few days ago, since the doctors can’t really find anything wrong with her neurologically.

I’m staying with her this weekend at the hospital my sister works at, which is very expensive, but they’re really great with patient care. Watching the nurses and the doctors here made me realize a lot of things… some of them good, some of them bad.

First of all, the nurses and doctors here are very caring, which kind of made me wonder if only private hospitals have these kinds of medical staff. Actually, I don’t really think so. I can still remember this one dumb nurse who tried to get blood from my mom’s arm, but ended up not hitting a vein, and causing my mom to be in so much pain. Then there was another time when I had an appendectomy and this orderly came in and told me to stand from my bed so he can change the sheets just 5 hours after my operation. They both worked in private hospitals… though I will not mention which ones. I guess it just depends on what type of nurse they were able to hire.

But still, I kind of wish that the patient care here in this hospital would be the same in any other hospital, you know. Not just private hospitals should have staffs that really care, but public hospitals should have them too. Particularly public hospitals, since a lot of people who can’t afford private hospitals come to the public ones for their health care. But sometimes I noticed that public hospitals right now have turned into, like, chaotic training grounds for student nurses. As harsh as it may seem, I have never had any good memories when I happen to visit public hospitals. Student nurses have run amok, their teachers sometimes not giving them proper instructions, some of them not even caring at all for the patient, the employees caring more about the paper work than the patient’s health (some patients dying because nobody can fill out forms), or something like that. It’s almost like they’re just in that hospital for the sake of getting a grade or passing an exam or getting paid or something.

I’m not saying all ALL hospitals are like these. I’m just saying that if you are one of these hospitals who care more about earning money than tending to the sick, then maybe you should reconsider your methods. Or if you are one of these student nurses who go to Job Trainings or Practicums in public hospitals just to get a grade, I suggest that you shift your course immediately. The Medical profession is one of the most honorable professions ever, and if you enter it for the sake of earning money or going abroad, then maybe you’re not fit to be in the profession.

I’m actually pretty happy with the hospital where my sister is working. She’s a really caring person (she cried when one of her patients died), so the hospital is really lucky to find an employee like her. I just wish that some hospitals would be as fortunate.

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