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Faith

Faith is defined as

faith

fāTH/

noun
complete trust or confidence in someone or something.”this restores one’s faith in politicians”
synonyms:
trust, belief, confidence, conviction;
strong belief in God or in the doctrines of a religion, based on spiritual apprehension rather than proof.
synonyms:
religion, church, sect, denomination, (religious) persuasion, (religious) belief, ideology, creed, teaching, doctrine “she gave her life for her faith”

It’s definition used the exact words such as “complete trust” or “confidence” in someone or something just like engines or machines for transport system maybe or to a systematic processes any situation or organization has. This clearly defines how a person put his “complete trust” in any process, rules, objectives and direction he gotta take ahead of him. Keep the faith so the song goes and the faithful follows what their heart desires.

Do you got the right faith in an un-ascertained situation? – Paquito

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Reflections

We got our time to see or look back to what we’ve been through, good or bad. We try to patch things up with pride at its lowest or none at all. We can be the better version of us if we follow the norms of the common good. Countless it may seem that we botched things out but we offered better options that we feel best among the rest. Will it be acceptable is a question of trust.

Let’s bridge the gap provide the track for in simpler things we bow we must. – Paquito

Paquito Answer for the Day 40

It’s exactly 58 days gone for the year and let me ask you this.. Are you on track as to what you’ve planned and wished for the past two New Years? Including Chinese New Year of course! How’s the vision guiding you to accomplish the mission of getting a high level up. Are you aiming for sustainability or seeking to expand the breadth of your reach…

And while we are all too busy reaching new heights and depths of experience let us not forget those people behind these series of victory and learnings we get along the way. Either we sink or swim, what is important here is we’re still in the nick of time to make it as how we’ve expected it to end.

Move forward is the real deal breaker if we are to look ahead of better results. – Paquito

Merry Christmas to You

Am pretty sure you’ve got all those sincere wishes, greatest gifts and places to go in time for your annual Christmas celebration. And just like anybody else, am also charting those Wishes up above in heaven that I’m sure enough only Him could give… through prayers and devotion a man should never forget.

I wish you all be merrier than ever in your life for it’s just for a day where we can have the freedom from hatred and extreme threat of evil ways. Enjoy the day and have a great Merry Christmas to All.

Hark the herald angel sing… glory to the new born King ..! – Paquito

Regaining that Steam

Hola chika Amiga’s en Amigos! Kumusta?… We kept a low profile the past month as we’ve  faced several uncertainties and that’s  quite normal to any person in this planet. Have you experienced the lows and the lack of drive vibes in times when you need it most? Some might say yes while other may have not. We felt kinda the same as a speeding train that loosen up in the middle of its course bringing a feeling of distress, disdain and uncertain future ahead of if we could still get to the destination on time. Stumble as they say is the best time to think of how to get up and continue what was started and move forward with brevity and goal…. but how you gonna do it is another question, isn’t it?

There are a millions of motivational quotes and stories that you can look for in the web but not all will fit in perfectly with what you were looking for as nobody in this world has the same challenges, success and destiny. Everyone’s unique culture, race, life outlook and needs and wants precedes the various actions and answers we provide in our daily lives.

Breaking out of the main stream even for a while  is one of the best thing to do, visiting new places is one of them and will gives us an added learnings and visual relaxation in order to regain that lost steam to propel us to the direction we wanted to be and continue to grow productively. Another great way to regain that vacuum is to reconnect with trusted colleagues and try to catch up to divert your attention.

But these are merely adlibs or side-bet’s of the true state of your being. To win a game even the simplest one is to play it in a wiser and smarter. Face the music… dance the tune on step at a time and all will become well once the tune has faded to it’s last note and sound. The sweet sweat you’ve produced are the pressures of the game that’ll leave you better and happier than ever.

Engine fails once in a while, sending signal that needs careful attention. – Paquito

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

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

It’s not Impossible but I’m possible ! 

Many times we are witness to incredible comebacks, from film reels to real life. Unbelievable is the first word that comes first in our mind and the word we uttered while frozen to where we were sitting at that moment in time.

Whenever we are to face a daunting task, we can’t help but exasperatedly think it’s impossible and that is we don’t even yet lifted a finger to try and go on about it. All are wired to run that process before we can muster enough motivation to embrace the next to impossible possibilities and take the necessary action with such grace and vindication.

JUST YOUR TYPE

Trying our best is the only path we got in order to be the next big possible thing you wanted to be. Spend time to practice more than required and grow in the mastery of skill and talent we are all capable of , in this world nothing is unbelievable as long as you firmly believe that ” I’m possible !”

Everyone is a great potential to be the possibility for others. – Paquito

Paquito Quote for the Day 34

Without faith we are lost along the waters of unknown current, direction and distance to travel on. Without faith we will be like the indefinite floating piece of rock or debris along the universe traveling in an eerie and places unbeknownst to any man. In faith we knew we have direction, amount of needed energy to take upon each day ahead of us.

Have you had doubt yourself ?, please don’t for the same doub’t will put you in trouble. – Paquito