5th Infusion

It’s been two weeks since the fourth infusion and now time for the fifth. How time flies by so quickly… It seems like it was just yesterday when we started the first one.

We left the house around 5:30 p.m. Monday. We got to the hospital around 6:30. Unfortunately when we checked in the room the hospital reserved for us wasn’t ready yet. They were still cleaning it. They asked us to return at 8 p.m. So we decided to go the the nearby mall.

We drove to the mall and all of us were amazed to see how much Malate has improved. Nakpil street was particularly interesting. With it’s bright lights and lively night spots and eatery. I’m not sure how long it’s been like this since this is the first time I’ve been to that area in awhile.

Dinner was bought at the McDonalds from the Robinsons Mall we went to. I had a cheeseburger, fries and a diet coke. Dinner the night before the infusion usually means junk food.

We checked in around 8:30 p.m. Settled in and the rest of the night went by without much fanfare.

I’m not one to complain much, however there is one thing I find annoying, that’s when the nurses decide to wake you up early in the morning to tell you that there’s some medicine missing because the hospital was out of stock. I mean, c’mon you could have told me this the night before… I’m not irritated because they wake you up but because it gives you very little time in the morning to get the missing stuff ready.

Apart from that I don’t really have much to complain about. The doctors and nurses are great and they’ve pretty much have taken good care of me while I’m there.

The infusion went really well. We started at 10 a.m. and finished at close to 2 p.m. Everything was stable. All my vitals were good.

Since it was Valentine’s day we had a special lunch with the doctors. We ordered for some Japanese food. I’m not good with food so pardon me if I don’t get this accurately but I think we had a bento box. Some had shrimp as a main course and some of us had beef.

We were discharged by 5 p.m. It was quite nice to leave the hospital with the sun still up. Like I said, since it was Valentine’s day it was good we got to leave early to beat the rush hour traffic.

Fight Pompe!

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