Yes, I'm gay. I probably was since the day I was born. On my 21st birthday, I sort of had my debut. I came out to my parents. A little drama from mom, and some indifference from dad. An above-average coming out. Almost perfect.

Nine years later, two weeks before my 30th birthday, I found out... I'M HIV POSITIVE.

And so my story begins... I'm BACK IN THE CLOSET.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Christmas Campaign

Christmas PresentA quick update on Baby Nathan. I just talked to Ate over the phone this afternoon to check on him. Other than the fact that he had a fever, which I’m hoping isn’t due to allergic reactions to the ARVs, Ate says he’s doing fine. She says Baby Nathan is starting to gain weight, and says it’s definitely showing on his face. I flash back to the pictures of chubby cheeks posted above the bed at the hospital, and I just wanna cheer him on towards that.

I asked Ate what Baby Nathan needs right now, and aside from the Alactagrow milk and the diapers, she mentioned that he was put on some vitamins. She asked that I hold for a while, as she contacted the ward to ask what particular vitamins he was on. Coming back, she said the baby was put on a regimen of Heraclene. It sounded like some mythical detergent.

I did some research on the Mercury Drug site, and found out that Heraclene is actually an appetite stimulant, usually given to treat premature babies, as well as low birth weights, retarded growths, and poor appetites in infants, children & even adults. Hmm, this might just be what can help me gain weight, too.

I placed a call to one of the Mercury Drug branches, and inquired about the price. It costs PhP 16.10 per capsule, which translates to PhP 16.10 per day, if he’s on a once a day dosage.

So there. I do have plans of going back to the RITM this weekend with another generous friend to bring more stuff for Baby Nathan and Steve, so I should have more updates following that.

They still both need our help, so keep those prayers coming. I heard too from Ate that help has been pouring in from faceless names and nameless faces, and she herself is overwhelmed. I’m sure Steve and Baby Nathan would love to, so on their behalf, I say thank you, thank you and thank you.

5 comments:

fern said...

Its nice to know that a lot of people is helping Baby Nathan and Steve. The meaning of Christmas is indeed giving ang helping. May we all continue to help our less fortunate brothers.

Also I think we might look into helping Baby Nathan's father into finding employment or at least make them self sufficient. That is best way we can help the family.

On that note I am still waiting a word from you.

Thank you and we admire you for your selfless action.

BLACKPOOL said...

hi BITCH thanks for all the information!

god bless tantan and steve.... help will be on its way from people who reads yours and Es blogs.

good luck and god bless you!

Anonymous said...

i admire your heart :)

Love and peace my friend

Coure

PinoyPoz said...

thanks fern, blackpool and coure! i am a mere instrument... a mere instrument...

Anonymous said...

Hiya, pinoypoz. :o)

Heraclene is usually prescribed 2-3 capsules per day, generic name dibencozide - you might find some cheaper alternatives. :o)

-NT