111212 The Urban Tracker (In Manila): Sta. Ana Hospital Santa Troopers

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That's skyline view of Manila from a room confine peeking from the 9th Floor of Sta. Ana Hospital. It's my first time to get inside this public hospital since it was founded some couple of years back. This hospital is a project of Mayor Lim ( if I am not mistaken ) in cooperation of another foundation and I am paying a visit to a dear friend for encouraging support.

5 pm is visiting hours in this hospital and from KFC Shaw,our team split our way to make it in the hospital. From emergency entrance our first party made it to the corridors after scaling from elevator. The lights are all on revealing newly painted walls and fitted ceilings but we are more eager to get on our ill fated friend who is bedded at 908.

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There's an emergency evacuation map in the room and a centralized oxygen outlet. We found our friend in dextrose and taking out the oxygen hose attached from his nose. The 2nd party arrives in the height of a get-together talk like just one of those days in the office. The ensemble likes to bring some cheers for our friend to cope the ills and travails of being a pulmonary patient. He has been in denial about his condition for sometime after experiencing late night fevers, chills and heavy perspiration. His weight was fast dropping when once I accompanied him to a center. I already knew his findings that his delayed decision brings him in this confinement. He is scheduled for operation to remove the remaining water in his lungs. Our comforting regard is meant to allay his fears and talks center on the usual order.

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I tried to sneak away for a while to find a nearby remittance center for my pending collection. There's an LBC outlet  in  nearby Puregold Sta. Ana and my chance to shop for fruits and shared snacks as we wrap up our visit. To sum up, our presence and some shared words to boost our friend's morale are something so significant for those who are dear to us. It's past 8 when we parted ways, and  outside hospital I saw the word Santa from the hospital's beamed signage. It simply means anybody can play Santa and share simple joys even just a visit even not yuletide season.

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