I am writing today about what happened to my nephew. His name is Kevin. He is 9 years old. His just 3 days younger than my youngest son Jared. He is kind of quiet kid, I think because they just moved to Mindanao last year from Manila. He is still adjusting to everything here. He went to school with my other nephew Joshua who is 4 days older than him. They went to the same school so that Kevin can adjust easily, but they are not in the same class so that no competition will occur. His been studying in that school for 4 months. He is learning Bisaya quickly too.
Then in early November his teacher asked him to throw the garbage. The teacher maybe didn’t know that the garbage pit had fire in it. Somebody started fire there to burn the garbage. Kevin went and threw the garbage and somehow he fell inside the pit. He fell with his feet first. He had on some sandals on that day. The sandals were eatin by the fire right away and his feet. One foot, 4 toes got amputated due to sever burned. I guess at first he didn’t know that he had lost his toes. During dressing time he was just laying down, he didn’t see when the nurses would do the cleaning. After they put the bandages on and he was brought to his room he was wondering why the other foot was taller than the other one. My nephew who watch him all the time and his dad explained to him of what happened to his toes. My nephew told me that his cousin Kevin needs to have counseling after his out in the hospital. It would be hard for Kevin to accept he lost his toes.
During dressing time my brother can’t really handle seeing the burning feet of his son. Luckily my nephew has stronger stomach and he can handle seeing it. My nephew said its really hard seeing it but he knows that almost all of us had the feelings like my brother that can’t handle it. If it would be me I know I would pass out right away by just seeing the blood. Just looking at him at the hospital I was wondering how could he handle the time he had the accident and on the way to the hospital. That must be an excruciating pain. Just thinking about it put shiver in my body.When I brought my kids to see Kevin for the first time in the hospital, they really had a hard time watching him. They could see that Kevin was in pain. They tried to comfort him and talked to him. There are times that Kevin’s facial expression changed because of the pain. My kids tried to massage his legs just to ease the pain. I think it helped a little bit.
Kevin had the accident in GenSan. He stayed there for a few weeks and he was brought to Davao and had the surgery here. When I first saw him here in Davao it was hard looking at his foot even with the bandage on. His been staying here in Davao for over a month now and he just had his surgery a few days ago. He might be going home in 2 weeks time. My family decided for him to stay in the farm when he is recovering and healing. The air is cleaner there. He will just be brought to the city to be cleaned and see his doctor. I guess he will have therapy soon for his muscle I think. It will be awhile for him to walk again. My brother will be flying out of the country soon to work abroad. He was called to report to work early January. His employer understands the situation.
The picture was taken last night and he seems okay now. He will be in the hospital for 2 to 3 more weeks. I am not sure if he will be sent to the hospital in GenSan soon. He is still continuing his studies. His trying to catch up. The teachers were helping him on that. I am hoping and praying that he will recover soon and hope he will not too depressed later.