My mom felt claustrophobic after undergoing MRI yesterday, it’s her fourth day in the hospital. I feel my dad’s stress, he asked me if I can take emergency leave and replace him here; as their eldest child this is what I should do.
We are waiting for the result today, the neurologist found something in her S1 (I don’t know what it is) that is why he (or she? Haven’t met the doctor yet) suggested the MRI. My web search told me that she can have spinal stenosis or sciatica, a condition where nerves in the spinal bones, particularly in the lumbar section is affected.
I am not a medical person but I am praying that there is nothing serious about her condition. Wanting that physical therapy would be enough. My dad already threw his sentiments, he said the family will be disabled if my mom won’t be better.
This made me realize how hard it is to be in a family, most especially a parent. The obligations and responsibilities are endless, you take care of the family, the house, the children, and of course your spouse. This is the reason why I took simple requests like this.
As of the moment my mom is sleeping. I can write while the pain relievers put her to sleep. I wish she can be discharged in the hospital soon and take full recovery from home.
Above all, I like being the eldest, the sense of responsibility takes over and it contributes to my self actualization. I want my eldest child to be a girl too.