How Is Your Son Doing Now? How's Zyruz Now?

Zyruz with his Alagang Kapatid Shirt - Zyruz with his Alagang Kapatid Shirt. This shirt was personally handed by Ms. Cheryl Cosim during our last meeting in Cebu on June 25, 2011.
@neildc (17243)
Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
August 10, 2011 9:09pm CST
Hiya myLotters! A lot of members know about the sleeping condition of my son and how we went through with times. And for those who have no idea, my son Zyruz had sleep apnea for three years caused by the large tonsils he had. For over three years, he snores too loud like a grown-up adult. We thought is was normal but it was learned from the doctors that his breathing stops during the night when he sleep. And thank God, someone came in to help us had his tonsillectomy, for free, in a first class hospital in Manila. Now I came here again because a lot of people who knows Zyruz, wanted to know his condition and how he is doing now after the surgery. Well today, he is prefectly doing great. Before it was a terrible experience as we, the parents who sleep beside him, could not sleep good and most of the time could not sleep at night especially in times he is sick. He usually had fever and colds almost every month. But now, all of us can sleep better now, without worries that he could be gone anytime. We have better nights, better sleep now. ~~ NEIL™~~
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20 responses
• Philippines
11 Aug 11
Hello Neil, oh my God that is great. That is great news because Zyrus is okay now. You and your family have a very normal sleep almost every day now. I think it is a blessing from God. Your family and you are such an inspiration to everyone of us, especially Filipino Mylotters. I am happy that you are free from worries about him and i wish it is for permanent.
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@neildc (17243)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
11 Aug 11
this is really a big blessing from Above. i really do not want to stop telling how we went through with our Zay because i also believe, our story is something people could learn from. thank you too for being part of our journey because i believe, without you, our mylot friends, our prayers won't reach heaven.
• Philippines
11 Aug 11
That's nothing Neil. If that is the only way for us your virtual friends to help, why not help. I really did include your family to your prayers and I learn the value of family through your story, so I you help so many by sharing your story.
@neildc (17243)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
11 Aug 11
you're welcome.
@GardenGerty (148280)
• United States
11 Aug 11
Neil, it is a miracle. I am so glad that the whole family is getting better rest.
@neildc (17243)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
11 Aug 11
that's right GG and what a miracle. miracles really happens and it will happen even when we are not expecting it to happen at times. anyway, this is really something we should be grateful for Him.
@salonga (27786)
• Philippines
11 Aug 11
I'm happy to see you kid in such healthy and happy condition. He looks good and well! Nice shot! Well all I can say is "With God nothing is impossible." Who would know that TV5 will be God's instrument to solve Zyrus' sleeping disorder? What an inspiring story of God's wonderful goodness. May God's favor be always unto Zyrus and to your family.
@neildc (17243)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
12 Aug 11
yes friend, "With God nothing is impossible." and until now, i can't find the answer how the show found us though i wrote about the problem almost everywhere.
@savypat (20217)
• United States
11 Aug 11
After all the trouble you went through I am very happy to hear that things are going well. We often hear of troubles on mylot and never hear the good news when things are better, thank you for letting us know.
@neildc (17243)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
12 Aug 11
that's one thing i never thought of, we often hear of troubles but never hear the good news when things got better... i guess this is the only way i could return the favor for all the $upport and prayers we get from all of you during the trouble we went through. thank you.
@jaiho2009 (39159)
• Philippines
11 Aug 11
hello neil, There is no better news to hear and read than this one Thanks GOD zay2 is doing fine and I am sure you and the rest of the family are happy for this. Regards to the little naughty angel then... hugs and kisses from tita jaiho®
@neildc (17243)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
11 Aug 11
hi sis. yeah, there's no better news than this one and thanks for that. really thankful to our God that our little angel is doing good now. wish to be with you again.
@neildc (17243)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
11 Aug 11
i hope it will be soon and i guess it will come when we less expected it. just like before.
@jaiho2009 (39159)
• Philippines
11 Aug 11
always looking forward to that my dear brother
• Philippines
11 Aug 11
hello neil, Good to know that Zay is feeling good now And there are no worries for you and ate pat hope to see this super hyper active kid again
@neildc (17243)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
11 Aug 11
hi bhbay. yes, Zay is doing good now and we really sleep better with no worries now. but his super hyperactiveness remains and even getting higher. yeah, we wish and hope to you once again.
@neildc (17243)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
11 Aug 11
who's "bhbay"? sorry for that bhaby...
@zandi458 (28104)
• Malaysia
11 Aug 11
Great to know that Zyruz is doing well after the successful operation. He is a lucky boy as the world was watching and monitoring his progress from the day he was admitted to the hospital until he was discharged. Now the ordeal is over and hopefully he will grow up to be healthy and wise.
@neildc (17243)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
12 Aug 11
i just thought about it, the world was watching and monitoring the boy. so he was a superstar for one time? anyway, just like you said, the ordeal is over now. and we all are having good nigh sleeps now. one good reason to say thank you God for mylot and we have friends who are always in to helping and supporting people with prayers.
@dawnald (84835)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Aug 11
Hooray, glad to hear!
@neildc (17243)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
12 Aug 11
@ANTIQUELADY (36440)
• United States
11 Aug 11
Good morning, Neil. I'm so glad to hear he is doing so well.
@neildc (17243)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
12 Aug 11
hiya Jo. yes, Zay is doing very well now. it was really a tough trial for us. imagine for three years, he's not the only one who could not sleep normally but including me and my wife. but now, with the $upport and prayers from friends here like you, we all have good night sleeps.
@mentalward (14692)
• United States
11 Aug 11
Hi Neil! Thank you for the update. I'm so very glad to hear that Zayzay's sleep apnea problem is over with. I know you are all sleeping better now, not just him. As a parent, I know how it feels when you have a sick little one and feel helpless. Many, many nights I had to stay up with my youngest son who was very sick with 13 different allergies and asthma. I had him in the doctor's office or in the hospital emergency room every other week. It was not a fun time in either of our lives, not until he was finally tested for allergies and I was able to get him a nebulizer for his worse attacks while he was getting five years of allergy shots. How is Zayzay doing in school? Does he still like it?
@neildc (17243)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
12 Aug 11
hi marti. i remember when the good news arrived two years ago, you said that it's enough that i will update you with the condition of zay. besides, that is all i can do to return the favor. and still, i cannot forget those times and we really cannot forget about you, the angel for our little angel. that's really a big thing for parents, to have a sick child and feeling helpless. it could be a less burden if we are rich but when they are sick and we are poor? :( anyway, zay i think loves school. he learned a few nursery rhymes including "are you sleeping?" and the all time filipino favorite "bahay kubo". he also knows the basic figures and can draw them. counting and the alphabet and body parts. zay already knows the different colors too. but this one could be credited to the "power rangers" which is one of his favorite movies to watch almost all the time. power rangers has blue ranger, black, red, and so on. lol one problem with him regarding the school, he will cry in the room and even yell for "mama" if he will not see bebie out of the window. there were even times that bebie have to be inside the classroom because zay won't stop crying and yelling. but all in all, i can say that zay is getting better. if the doctor said during the interview of the tv program, that what they are looking at with children with sleep apnea, or what they are worried about, is their potentials. they could not reach their potentials because while they sleep, their minds and hearts stop. so i guess, sooner as we expected, zay will reach his potentials. never mind the hyperactivity.
11 Aug 11
Hi neil, it is so lvely to hear that your little boy is doing well after all he went through and you and your wife is doing good too, it is good to have peace of mind now that he is fine,just please take care and know that you and your family are always thought of, big hugs. Tamara
@neildc (17243)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
12 Aug 11
hi tamara. yes you are right, not only zay who's sleeping very well now but me and my wife sleep better too now and with peace of mind.
• Philippines
11 Aug 11
......... - Hope he takes care of his toys are remembrance
Hello neildc, I hope he's good in taking care of his toys, because the one that I gave him was a completely pioneered by me.I believe a very large thorn was taken out from you because this problem of your boy before was really hard and I can attest with the video that I have watched lately. haivng colds and fever can be cured with sufficient sleep and vitamins. a lot better than her Sleep Apnea condition, which is now gone I think
@neildc (17243)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
12 Aug 11
buddy, kids love to play with toys but not everyone is good in taking care of these toys. don't worry, dad is a better caretaker of toys. oh yes, it was a big thorn that was taken out of my burden. and so i thank you everyone.
@ybong007 (6646)
• Philippines
11 Aug 11
Hi Neil, After I read then title of your discussion, I was a bit apprehensive and I thought it's going to be something bad. When I read through the content, the apprehension slowly eases and then a final sigh of relief. I'm glad your son is fine and I hope that he will be every time. Problem number one solved. Now comes problem number two, how are you coping with the tuition fees? . And I think there's problem number 4, 5, and so on and so forth.
@neildc (17243)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
11 Aug 11
hi ybong. sorry that i made you worry for a moment with my discussion. truly, that most people ask me, especially those who personally know my son or they've been a part of our journey. you are correct, problem number one is already solved. now comes with number two, the tuition fees. gosh, if only i can ask for financial rescues from my relatives. but it's really sad that my step-daughter's father never bother to ask for his daughter's schooling. i remember he was the one who promised to shoulder her schooling but as of this moment, we don't even know how to contact him. anyway, i know God will provide. hopefully, if problem number 4 and 5 and so on and so forth come, they will not be that tough for us.
@surekharathi (14145)
• India
11 Aug 11
Ohh friend neildc I am feeling very happy after reading your discussion now your child is normal good. Now your stress is less but still you should take care of him and I know you are a good father. Dont worry friend now God will do Everything ok in future also.
@neildc (17243)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
11 Aug 11
thanks for the nice comment friend. it is really a great feeling and a relief that my son is normal now. i believe also that God will do His ways to make everything fine.
@Lakota12 (42605)
• United States
12 Aug 11
am so glad all has worked out for ya hugssssssssssssss
@MsTickle (25187)
• Australia
22 Aug 11
That's wonderful news neil. All the best to your family.
@Hatley (163954)
• Garden Grove, California
11 Aug 11
hi neil hes growing up into a healthy happy little guy and it makes me feel so good to know that finally all the prayers and worry and all finally came to a wonderful end and Zayzay is back in really good health, His eyes are sparking and he is grinning and I would bet he does get into mischief occasionally but seeing him so happy and healthy I sure would not be too upset with him. lol. hugs form hatley.
@neildc (17243)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
11 Aug 11
hi patsie. yeah, Zayzay is back in really good health. remember, he always get sick before the surgery. we had to be in the doctor's clinic almost every month. with simple fever or colds, he should be examined and it will be followed by different set of medicines, again and again, each month. but for seven months after the surgery, he only had a fever once. yes, he is back. he is healthy as we look at him. so happy too, that his mischievousness has not been lessen. he seems to be getting more a mischief everyday.
@paula27661 (15811)
• Australia
11 Aug 11
Great to hear that all is well with Zyruz! I’ve followed your story from the beginning and I am very pleased that all our prayers have been answered. It was quite an adventure, one Zyruz will love to learn about and remember when he’s older. It is good when kindness is shown and things turn out well. Thanks for the update Neil!
@neildc (17243)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
11 Aug 11
it's really a wonderful experience though. thanks be to God. looking at the future of Zyruz, i am seeing another active member soon. but not to soon, paula. will mylot be still here when Zay is ready to mylot?
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@Ladyslipper (1327)
• Philippines
12 Aug 11
Hi Neildc! I'm so glad to hear about that. I'm so happy for your son and your family. Parents would really do everything just to see their children safe, happy and healthy. At least now you and your family can sleep at peace during the night not worrying about your son's condition. Wishing you and your family all the blessings and happiness. God bless always!
@toniganzon (69915)
• Philippines
11 Aug 11
That is nice to hear that he is all well and healthy. This kind of news is a breath of fresh air here in mylot. Good news always bring a smile to my face.
@neildc (17243)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
11 Aug 11
good news indeed. i hope i can always share good news to you, everyday.