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Nursing Care from the Heart of the Champ Final Series

We just read the two parts of the three series shared article from one of our avid reader who’s currently based in the middle east and living the dream he once said as an inspiration that now turned into a reality. Away from the tempting world but within the arms of his loved ones. He comes from a clan of medical professionals who, like him have had memorable stay in other parts of the world. Our contributing writer is also a sports buff specializing in basketball… He plays solid defense at 1 or 2 position and skilfully attack the basket at 1 or 2 also, happily married and looking forward to put up a small clinical laboratory in his native country one day.

Third part of the three series, final

It was, Mid day, our head nurse took time to sit with us and discussed or rather counsel us with what has just transpired, we shared one by one our thoughts, emotions and we listened to what each one of us had to say. We were remarkably attached to the patient in different ways, there was good rapport built with the family, and for us nurses it’s likely to witness such an event  of losing a loved one , but this one…. was very special, I saw our unit moved and performed as one, helping each other, even with the minuet details as to the whole workload schedules that gone throughout the duration that saw some gone covering for the rest of the unit while the others were busy with the child, some ran around to get things like a simple stretcher for transport, everyone has had a fair share of contribution. We had all the same question in mind during and after the incident, is there something I could’ve done better for him at that certain moment, yes! there is and I saw that within my  pair eyes, TOTAL and UNWAVERING SUPPORT! as we were all physically, emotionally, spiritually, socially supportive to the patient and the family all throughout the process, from the time the patient was diagnosed, to carrying out the proper treatment regimen for the child, from admission till palliative care, We provided not just total patient care but genuine care, we gave not just medications but compassion, comfort, empathy and love …. these all are just some few humble traits that nurses gave without avarice, that it instill great pride and honor as we are all aware of the limitations our formal educations provided to us.  We have grown the mutual respect that seemed hard to achieve at first glance in culture rich environment. It was indeed the universal language of love and dedication as a nurse that caught all of us during the eleventh hour and no other words could describe my feelings after this experience but simply say….. ….. I am proud to say that I am a part of that unit.  Quinro “Pampi” V. Sioson, RN

There’ll be a lot of ways to nurse the sick but there’ll be no other better way from a heart of a true Champ. – Paquito

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Nursing Care from the Heart of a Champ Second of a 3 Part Series

We break through how special a dedicated nursing professional have their days and night inside the medical facilities and their inner minds.. What could’ve been a simple routine could turn everything into  something more serious that demands more of their efforts and expertise as their main goal from their job is to ensure that patients will have the most convenient care any nurse could provide during those excruciating pain of their life…. read on..,,  

Second part of three series

For weeks, we noticed something different with the patient, behavioral changes, from a noisy yet snobbish little child he became an introvert, no more interactions, he chose to be silent most of the time, agitated, irritated, also…  chemically speaking, the patient’s counts were dropping and was on a down-slide, tachycardic, vitals were unstable sometimes on the highside sometimes on the low, and we, as  nurses have this gut feeling about things, we can somehow perceive what’s gonna happen next, and this is it, he’s walking down this path and it went on for weeks. We felt that the mother was preparing herself onto this, she asked to have a room with a bed just to be beside with her child most of the time, including a crib where she can put the baby aside when she’s away or doing something, she thought of that by herself, and as caregivers, one of the nurses took this concern with the head-nurse and appealed the mother’s request, and was granted,

One morning, we were having our regular endorsement, routine rounds for vitals and assessment, we were not expecting what was about to happen, it was around 10 o’clock, the primary nurse went inside the patient’s room to check the pump because it was beeping, a sign that the antibiotics were done infusing, and to start another medication as scheduled and needed for the patient. The patient was noisy, we can hear it from the hall, it’s like he’s back to his usual self, then the mom suddenly woke up and ask the nurse to check the oxygen level, the oxygen saturation of the patient, the primary nurse silently rushed to me, she said ” It’s his time, the child”, I was in shock, frozen on my seat for the longest time I’ve ever had in my life , we told the physician, and we decided to go inside the room and have a look, there he was, laying on his side, gasping for air with his nasal canula on, looking straight at you with his eyes, struggling, although silent and calm as if he is saving his energy to fight!

I kept asking myself what can I do, no code patient, then it happened, no more physical movement, then we took the ECG machine to confirm, as we were putting the electrodes the mother kept saying, “kalas”, “mut”, it’s already done, he’s already dead… teary eyed, weary, and you can see the agony on her eyes. But the mom was a fighter, the mom is really a strong person, no bursting out of emotions, as she closed her son’s eyes, as she fixed her son’s lying position, and we told her “keep talking, he can still hear you”, then she broke out in tears as she whisper to the child’s ear, saying I-love-you and everything. Then the mom prepared to have his angel cleaned, they gave a bath, and did postmortem care and prepared for transport to the main hospital’s morgue, As they were passing through the halls of the hospital, the twin sister is in sight inside a trolley, she had a look on her brother, wrapped with white cloth, she gasp for air, trying to reach out then broke out in tears, we can feel the connection between the two and it was really a heartbreaking moment.

Can’t help but cried for we are just an instrument with limited participation. . – Paquito

Nursing Care from the Heart of a Champ

It’s Labor Day and as  some major roads are turned into an impromptu stage for strikes and massive congregation of union leaders and supporters who’ve always seeking fair treatment and wage increase relative to rising cost of daily living both in urban and rural areas of the country….  on the contrary, this is the day where employees, workers and those involved in any other type of work lay down their tools, data sheets, halt to conduct meetings to simultaneously observe the official holiday. Like any other normal profession that we normally dealt with, we just took notice of them whenever we visit a medical facility for a check up, laboratory and confinement including visits to our dear brothers and sisters who are in need of medical, natal, critical and ancillary care no other professionals could best provide but Nurses. A young man from the Southeast Asia went to the Middle East to practice the profession amid the threat, language barrier and cultural difference that initially posed hindrance to perfectly perform the duties tied to the contract… just for only a little while, as we enjoy every passing day of our stay. We’ve learn to embrace these same hindrances with one solid reason in mind which is, to care with passion and love.

First part of  the three series

I stand before you as a professional who represents my unit, my hospital in the Middle East, and most importantly the nurse’s community, I’m here to take you on a journey in the footsteps of every nurses, in dealing with patients in pediatric oncology and BMT sections every seconds, minute and hours of each passing day.
Currently in our care is a child, of 3 years of age diagnosed with HLH including his twin sister….  Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, a hematologic disease, characterized with pancytopenia, hepatospleenomegaly, fever and jaundice. CBT (cord blood transplant) was done for the patients, it was successful for his the twin sister but unfortunately twice failed for the little patient, carefully thought of and decided to be a no code patient. But the medical team didn’t stop there,  the lead medical team search and proceeded for a better plan, and for the third time to have another transplant, waiting for the patient’s count to be up and reeling towards the patients fitting compliance for the needed procedure, as it will be an excruciating time for the patient and his family.
I’ve known the patient since I was working in the Out Patient Department, an almost fixed patron of the blood bank, whenever he’s visiting, there’s opt to be a transfusion whether it’s platelets, packed RBC or even both. the disease progresses as time passed, until admitted.

Few months back I was transferred to the inpatient duties  and as far as i can remember there … they were, in one of the rooms. Physical manifestation of slow deterioration can be seen, sudden bleeding, jaundice, abdominal enlargement. Months passed, same routine everyday, patient spiking fever, boluses ordered, transfusions every now and then, antibiotics lined up like a pile of people waiting for a blockbuster movie, honestly, I this has been one of the most difficult and to our colleagues term, the most toxic we ever handle for a child patient , with multiple tasks to be carried out within the day, his mother is nagging about things, about medications, even the tiniest or minute detailed little thing in relation to her child, that gotten the most out of us for that day. Like a tired juggler we all finally felt the pressure from the highest expectations any other mother’s patient have had and to hear her say the sincerest thank you somehow put out all our hardship and pain that took toll on us for the day… it made us stronger and inspired for the gratitude expressed. Pride and enthusiasm lit fire in my heart as we continue to provide the utmost care for this child. …

—– expect the second part of the three series after 24-48 hours period.

Sunshine brings hope every after stormy skies. – Paquito

Paquito Montero Milestone Alert! 201st Article for the Year 2016

Whew! I can’t believe it, were now about to share the 201st story of the about to close year of 2016. A lot of unforgettable experiences are worth reminiscing. The blog world open up my eyes to appreciate things around me even if it was not the line of my interest. I really now understand how it works, on how to not to turn down things in front me and explore the unexpected God given talent upon me. Glory to God!

The next hundred stories and articles will cover so many great ideas and personalities of different interest. I hope excitement and forward looking feeling is all we got here as I am inviting you my dear readers to let your ideas, principles and experiences be read or heard throughout the four corners of the world as we are widely read globally.

To all of you who are very supportive and holistically following my blog site my heartfelt thanks and warmest greetings. Merry Christmas !

Figures are countless, thoughts create processes. – Paquito

Blurred Lines and Fine Photographs , The Wedding Art Photographer – Iyo Gaudite

Hello fellas ! Due to insistent public demand, i’m releasing for the second time. For your great photo needs and professional magazine like results, pick your date for this coming 2017 and start your journey with the right photos….

“Photography is my alter ego where emotions are best expressed. When everything’s seems too dim & dull to the most wonderful feeling of happiness and being in love. Two drastic emotions trigger to inspire me with my works on how I’ve embrace photography and let it be publicly appreciated by all ages. Of love & hate to beauty & the beast is where art do exist, pouring my passionate soul to click for the best ” IYO Gauditewhen asked what makes him bring out the best in him.

There are two lines of success ahead of us, the one which we’ve been dreaming and aspiring of and the other we transverse as the situation permitted it. A young man from the city of smiles have found both are true with his current career path that brought him to be the best and one of the most demanded photographer from the south. Multiple bookings filled up his calendar till the end of the year, some were penciled for the months of January till May 2017. Dubbed as the Wedding Art Photographer, born on November 20, 1987 he finished his college at University of St. La Salle-Bacolod and started to work part time as lineman in one of his friends film outfit, climbed the ladder of success through odd jobs where photography were most involved. It was when he was employed as a lay-out artist that he found his calling to seriously consider a career in photography.

Iyo who’s father passed away when he was one, growing up stronger than normal simple life, he always get his inspiration from his loving mom Rebecca and sister Lidiya now based in Australia who are very supportive and take their time to give constructive critique look to his works thereby making it a truly marvel work of art. “It was during my college years that i started shooting with the use of digital camera having my batch mates as subject” and skillfully tried his best shot after shot, click after click and frame after frames.

With the advent of digital and multiple technological advancement being created for a remarkable results of photographs, it is still the innate techniques and skill that makes a blurred lines a portrait of success as  one of the cornerstone  he believe in is , “two people who are in love need not to fake poses or good angles as their Love for each other are the best momentous  highlight of their whole story.”

Still, Perfect practice makes your craft perfect as he is in a beast mode to reach the pinnacle of his passion to create the most vivid and wonderful photos of all his subjects and continue to be known as the small town boy of Kabankalan City who is now making big waves in the country’s world of photography. “How would you like to have your memories taken Mam,” he always ask to his client and a row of a ingeniously clicked photos were shown to his client putting a smile as a sign of approval without any words to say as Iyo were able to capture the moment crisps and smooth and as long as the people are showing love and keeps on falling in love Iyo’s photography will continue to be seen in any place where and when you are not expecting it.

For a memorable photographs you can reach him through his Facebook & Instagram account iyophotography ; @imetmylovebeforeiwasborn ; send an email thru iyogaudite@gmail.com and directly speak to him at +63918 535 9984 . You can make your wedding occasion a true work of art by collaborating with one of the best and youngest shooter who knows the story you wanna share to your dear partner and relatives with every click, pan and zoom of the man of the hour who is truly yours who goes by the name Iyo.

Light to dark hues of black , photographs is nothing without storied art of anything. – Paquito 

 

 

Cheers to our 100th Blog Article !

Credit goes to YOU my very special and important reader. Congratulations to us, after a hundred and twelfth day since the first blog article we are now reading the 100th story of all time, CHEERS TO OUR 100TH BLOG ARTICLE ! I can’t say any word to describe really how i felt right now. The word has turned to a paragraph and the paragraph have turned into stories and the stories habitually becomes an article commonly known as blog. It all started with “you got story? let me blog it” thing in one occasion where everybody are up and at their brightest minds and critique that I told myself to let my actions be the loudest in all corners of the world starting humbly in this endeavor. To think how long it takes for a company to celebrate a milestone of their hundredth year, it’s quite easy to achieve it through blogworld.

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 The enthusiasm and artistic thinking has been always on the lookout and like a well oiled machine, the mode of thinking ways to create and recreate reliable and simple ways to make our daily living an easier one. It is in the power of practical thinking where you can find the simplest and  acceptable solutions to your challenges. I am delighted to tell you my dear blog readers that we are looking forward for the next 200 articles to read on as am gonna be publishing for your practical consumption and pre-forecasted ideas  that’ll try to help you find your way out convincingly. Got story, let blog it.

I am inviting you to send your practical ways of strategies that you were able to achieve your stature right now and share it to everyone who are in dire need of the same and spread the beauty of being a man for others, nobody is perfect but perfect practice makes your work perfect i presume you do subscribe also with the idea. God Bless Us ALL.

And always remember that “behind every difficulty i saw a lot of opportunity !” – Paquito

Learnings from the Rio 2016 Olympics games

Winners knows no race or color and the medium used in determining the best out of the best are fair and square. This is the reason why the olympiada is considered as the highest form of competition ever played on earth. Watching the games bring me and the people of all ages a new understanding as to how the game was made, scored and officialized. Civilizations of all races, nationalities and social status just reminded people that an ordinary athletes can compete with the same mindset, to win the gold and etched their names in the history book of sports. That the world peace is achievable, no matter if there are 42 sports disciplines, 306 events, done in 37 venues and comprised of 205 countries, camaraderie is best exemplified by counting those who compete to complete the records for those whose excellent performance are justly rewarded. And that through numbers as a measure of greatness are jointly approved by participants who went there to experience and be recognised that their presence alone is a testament of support of peaceful world order.

Four times square we came prepared, Dovely at peace we are all one. – Paquito

The Unforgettable  FIBAOQT Manila Experience

We were part of the historic basketball Olympic Qualifying Tournament and witnessed the A1+ game of TP09 in booking the last tix to Rio Olympics.

The recently concluded FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament held at the fabled Mall of Asia Arena has brought a lot of questions than answers for our own team Gilas Pilipinas. It was the largest by far as for basketball event ever held in the Philippine soil which were attended by current NBA superstars with Tristan Thompson , Tony Parker , Hamadi Ndiaye , Joel Anthony , Cory Joseph , Boris Diaw , Omer Asik and Euroleague MVP Nando De Colo who was also named the tournament MVP. The short but very important competition have the best ingredients for success our fellow countrymen are looking for in a prestigious basketball game where it is treated like religion in terms of popularity of the sports.

Though our bet Gilas Pilipinas were unable to notch a decent win, all loses ended in a single digit deficit against World power France and New Zealand who’ve played better team plays in both ends of the court. The thrill of getting into lead for a certain quarter somehow gave us the notion of getting to almost at their level of competitiveness. Andray Blatche played his best but come up short for a victory as his team mates were overpowered either by height and heft that will make our bunch of coaches to ponder the idea of getting taller and more agile players in the future.

Once more the tourney results and competitive level showed us the virtue of teamwork, the importance of cohesiveness, the beauty of familiarization of each member of a team that makes the execution of every play to run with a gentle and suave approach even in times of great pressures. The speed versus height and the outside shooting against clogged inside lanes balances the competition.

With my twin-brother Nando and youngest brother Chris who once played for FEU Basketball Team B. Both are still active competitively and bowed to extend their playing years after getting inspired by cat-quick moves of TP09

The strict adherence to games schedule made me consider to improve my time management in whatever situation I will be which were boldly felt inside the venue. No fancy or elaboration in the timely chronicles of each nation team movement to and from the Soffitel Hotel to the playing venue MOA Arena with high regard to being on-time attitude. The evident display of seriousness to win the lone pass to the ultimate basketball tournament which is the Olympics are traceable to their faces and body language.  Pride, Respect and History are the invisible part of the price at stake making these famous players played their heart out.

We were able to witnessed the different style of ball rotations, mind boggling passes making one player get open shot at the basket in the full view of the spectators drawing awe and screams of surprised crowds of the six nation inside the arena. And we were treated to several razzle dazzle moves by Jason Castro William the Gilas Pilipinas point guard and once again proves to us why he was the Asia’s Best Point Guard speeding fast his defender play every play and provided the needed points in coming up short in both losses.

The FIBA Officials led by President Patrick Bauman expressed his honest opinion of contentment with the way it was handled by our countrymen spearheaded by SBP Manny V. Pangilinan and SM Hans Sy and the PBA Officials . It was indeed world class.

Seeing our Philippine Flag side by side with the worlds best makes me prouder than ever.

Even after bowing out in two games of the Gilas Pilipinas, Filipino hoop fans with the mix of the visiting teams nationalities the arena were filled to rafters as the tickets sold on line was gone in a couple of hours after it was offered. This only shows the spectrum of basketball polarity with the US and Europe basketball remarkable following. The games popularity were felt by the visiting players as Tony Parker of French Basketball team said in an interview “we were like rockstar” indulging to selfies with his fans before boarding the teams designated bus going back to hotel.

Games souvenir from every sponsors were on display for sale ranging from one of the most expensive timepiece Tissot watch and TP09 official sponsor PEAK rubber shoes. Petron Tri Activ booth offers great prices if you can make 5 free throws in 30 seconds bringing you the pressure of making free throws within the time limit makes you experience how it is with FIBA in the international arena.

Chris Santiago of ANZ Bank calmly sank 5 consecutive freebthrows to win a Petron item shown here with Petron Tri Active ambassador.
FIBA OQT 2016 Manila leg sponsors

We are all witness to the level of game the tournament made of and it is with a positive thought that we must embrace to make it in the Olympic Games the basic and proven approach to the game that no team can win a game without playing solid defense, orchestrated offense and fluidity in motion in running our plays from both ends of the hardcourt within the whole 40 minutes duration. This experience have taught us the virtue of dedication to practice, the commando attitude we need to firmly stay focus throughout the tournament and ultra ordinary experience for the team, the players and the coaching staffs including the media and the die hard fans who will always believe in the talent of our countrymen who’ve made sacrifices to their respective family’s and love ones in serving our flag.

This is just a beginning of the next big thing in the history of the Philippine basketball, a teaser for the 2019 World Cup and eventually by Gods grace and players infinite admiration to serve and share their talent once more to elevate our level in the halls of basketball greatness if not supremacy in the heart of Asia.

#LabanPilipinas will always be our word of motivation and earn the respect of the basketball word .

Thank you for all the sponsors for treating us to an unforgettable experience we have never imagine could happen in our life, thank you for bringing the best of the basketball world. Smart , Meralco , PLDT , Petron Tri Activ , TPB Philippines , Tissot , Peak , Molten , Japan Airline , ChampionWanda Group and Nanjing Beer.

Thank you FIBA for reading my blog. Paquito