Hello! As you all know, me and my mom are very close. She is a mom of 4. A very hardworking and self-spoken woman with a keen sense of smell more powerful than a canine. She desribes scents through out-of-this-world adjectives. Very unique eh? Yup, that's my mom. Isabelita "Tita Baby" Dimaano. The very star of my prank videos. I assume that you have seen her in my videos on Facebook. If you did, I am pretty sure that she gave you guys a good laugh.
So here's the thing, Mom's been fighting with heart problems for several years now. She doesn't want us to worry about her. So just keeps the pain to herself. She's a type of person who will cook a certain specialty of Kare-kare and Laing even if she's totally ill when she knows that her grandkids and sons and daughter are coming over. Yup, she's like that. A true warrior, aint a quitter. Pretty kickass I would say.
Now, let's go to the bad part. Mom's been having a difficulty of breathing for more than a week now. Yup, she's been like that for years but only after some activities in the kitchen . This time it's different. It's for real. I haven't seen her suffer like this before. She's been sleepless for more than a week. She couldn't lie down because it takes out the air that she breathes. It's like suffocating her. So what she does is, she puts pillows on the side table then she leans there trying her luck to fall asleep, while seated. So yeah, it's been days. If she's sleepless, I am sleepless too because I am the one who calms and reassures her everytime. Out of the blue she just couldn't breathe. It usually happens around 11:30pm-6:00am. That's straight. From that timeframe, what I do is rub her back gently. Because that's what calms her. Plus of course, the holy grail of the Old People, the Mighty "Vicks" Vapor rub and the Almighty "White Flower". I don't know what it does to her but she really relaxes after rubbing those on her skin. But to tell you honestly guys, this one thing that really takes out the suffering and really helped her get through sleepless and suffocating nights? RJ TV! So, Mr. Ramon Jacinto even though it's really impossible for you to know me, (my name is JR by the way, pretty cool huh, Rj?), I would really really really like to THANK YOU for putting up RJ Tv. It really helped my mom get through her sufferings at night. She turns on her tv just to watch you and your band all day. I can see her happiness glowing everytime she watches your show. So thank you! Going back, my Mom's situation got worse, she couldn't breathe even more. Her legs are feeling numb. Her head is feeling numb. She couldn't describe the feeling. So we decided to bring her to the E.R amidst the pandemic. That's when we knew that heart is already clogged severely. All of her major veins are blocked including the trunk. After few moments, she's in the ICU already. Doctors told us that only 16% of her heart is functioning. How can that be when I feel 200% of her heart functioning as a loving Mom, Granny, Friend? We all feel devastated. The other day were just laughing our asses off. The next thing we know, she's in the ICU with tubes in her mouth. Couldn't speak. The only means of communication is through her writing and hand gestures. Man, I couldn't describe the feeling while writing this up. I mean, she's my mom, she's our mom. So yeah, Mom will have her Quintuple Bypass surgery later at 10am, June 8, 2020. Funny thing is that, how come does she have one heart only when we are 6 in the family and we feel them all. Maybe she divided her heart into pieces and distributed them to us so we can feel her love and care. Well I guess this is my story. We'll just have to wait til her Bypass surgery. Dear Mom, we just want you know to that we are all with you during your operation. Family, friends, pets. Everyone mom. So while you are dreaming during the operation, we are dreaming with you. When you feel alone in the dark, remember we are also with you in the dark. We got this, Mom! Always remember, we came from your womb. So wherever you go, we go. We are one. We love you so much and just enjoy your dream while the operation is going on.
That's my story. Thank you in advance for all your help and prayers! Remember to cherish all the moments with your old folks. Tell them that you love them. Cheers everyone!