Day 73:  Fever and Nutrition

          Update: Yesterday, Dana had a fever. No problems with her recent surgeries, trach and g-tube placement. She has had no breathing problems lately. But yesterday until today, she has fever, but she is more calm today. Her heart rate is still elevated though as high as 230 when agitated and…

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Day 15: Baby Dana

Update: She has had stable vital signs so far and she  been tolerating the nurses giving her a bath or changing nappies. Her heart rate and blood pressure raises on stimulation still but very few moments that it decreases below normal. She has been given boluses of sedative pre-stimulation now they started her with oral…

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Just because the pain is unbearable, I can’t go back and re-tell the story of what my baby had been through and how we are now. We are hopeful and drawing our strength from God and from the love from family and friends. Every prayer makes us and our baby stronger. My sister has been…

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Giving Birth: I Had a Wonderful Experience

It has been almost 3 weeks since I delivered our beautiful baby Dana Gabrielle Canonigo. But I still remember that day clearly. For first time moms like me, it was a mixture of excitement and nervousness. My experience was more than wonderful because aside from the awe of having a daughter, the people who took…

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Waiting Saga

My emotions got the better of me today. I remember Janice, my friend working in Manila, when she used to  tease me “do i have a priority number?”. I remembered a bad memory of waking up in her condo, feeling really bad for waiting that seemed forever, then getting my ass up and finding ways…

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Just Married

“One day, you will meet someone that will make you realize why it didn’t work with someone else.” I have read this a million times probably but not until Niel (my husband) were together again that I realized that it was true. We have loved each other much more than we realized. And even when…

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