Hi, first of all i want to introduce myself. My name is riane, a ofw here in singapore. i made this campaign for my father thus the making the title "a daughter's plea for a father."
Yes, i am a nurse. A registered nurse in our country, Philippines, but working as a nursing aide in a foreign country due to lack of experience. I only have a 1 year hospital experience in a tertiary hospital. After passing our board exam I already went for a volunteer/training in a hospital, but then time comes that i have to look for a job. I don't want to leave the hospital but i have to. I asked my mom to book me a ticket going to singapore so i can try my luck. I know that things would be different. I know that i will not be working in a hospital as well as i will not be practicing as a nurse here in singapore.
During the time of my job search, one agency had called me. They informed me that an institution had finally took me. I was happy so i rushed to that agency to get the information.
Upon arriving to the agency, mr. Agent told me that i will be working in a nursing home for mentally challenge patients. I accepted it, i dont have a problem working in such place but by the time that he mentioned that i will just be a nursing aide, i was devastated. Honestly, i dont want to take the job but i dont have any choice because i needed the job.
Every night, i keep on convincing myself thay this is my stepping stone.
When i finally started, i was shocked. I didnt imagine that i will be working in a male warf knowing that i am a female. But as the time goes by, im already started to love my patients. I even treated them as a normal person.
After a few months, my cousin called me informing that my father was stroke. I was crying that time, i wanted to go home but i can't. I have to work. He stayed in ICU for weeks then he was transferred to a regular ward till he was discharged.
I thought he'll be fine after the confinement but then after a 2 to 3 weeks he was then admitted. He stays in the hospital forbput 10days.
I cant stay calm coz his been in and out in the hospital. Every month he was rushed to the hospital.luckily, my father has his PHILHEALTH(medical assistance) that helps us pay the bill. But it's not enough for we have to buy everything he needed.
Everymonth they keep on inserting a tube on his lungs so they could suck up the water inside his lungs (if he will not under, he might be drowning himself to death).
Its so difficult on my part, coz i am her daughter, a nurse, but i cant even take good care of him. I feel so guilty. But what can i do, i have to leave so i can financially help.
Recently, i resigned so i can go and visit my father and look for a new job with a higher salary.
I love my job, but i can sacrifice giving up and looking for a different proffesion so i could help my family.