My uncle (my father's youngest brother) is in a very serious condition due to cirrhosis of the liver. He had it for sometime now but this time it's different, he got so weak and even delirious at times. It doesn't help that my father appeared in my dream crying in front of my uncle because he can't stand my uncle's condition. That dream bothered me a lot and even caused sleepless nights for me. I told my husband about my uncle's condition and he bought me a ticket home right away. I haven't seen my uncle for years (around 5 years I think). Although I've been in Manila for a vacation I never had the chance to go to our province in the Bicol region. I had the chance to talk to my uncle last night (he became our second father after my father passed away 10 years ago) and he doesn't sound right, aside from telling me that he is in deep pain he even mentioned that he doesn't think he can take it any longer. I tried to pretend sounding lively to give him the courage to survive but I can't deny the fact that his voice already lost the energy that it used to have. I don't know if I can be there on time, but I do hope I can......little Zach needs to see my uncle for the first time and I hope it won't be the last.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Posted by Cher@SurvivingKorea at 10:32 AM Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Going back home has always been an exciting event for me but this time it's the other way around. I'm taking the morning flight tomorrow back to Manila due to a family emergency that may break my heart.