Good news! We are finally home! We won’t be going on a Valentine’s Day date, though, since we are drained – physically and financially. @.@ We are still in awe/shock that we spent more or less 80k for the Little Man’s 5-day hospital stay. Yes folks. 80k for roseola, aka tigdas hangin! It’s a simple viral infection that eventually goes away after a week; and it usually won’t require hospitalization. This is basically how A looked like while waiting for our bill and after he saw it:
Thankfully, we had emergency savings kept in my BPI Save Up account (awesome for saving!) and Arjay’s capital contribution (great for saving too if you are in service!). Our families and a very good friend of ours (the same one who came to the rescue when we went to Resorts World without our wallets, haha!) helped out, too.
At one point, we thought that maybe we should not have let the doctors perform a lumbar puncture on our Little Man (more than half of the bill was due to that and the lab tests done on the samples taken from the spinal tap); that maybe we should have just waited a bit more, thought about it more. Because if we did, then the bill would not have become that big.
There were a lot of could have’s about the money we spent: we could have used it as a down payment for the car we wanted to buy; we could have used it as down payment for the house and lot we’ve been eyeing on; or we could have started a business. But now, we are just happy to be home and grateful that our boy is safe. Money, anyway, can be replaced… our minis are priceless and irreplaceable.
As for our Valentine’s Day celebration, we are celebrating with good laughs and a plate of yummy Chicken Barbecue! #thisisthelife
P.S. Can anyone recommend a good health insurance company? :D