After Sen. Sonny Angara tested positive for coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), his wife Tootsy took to Instagram to share the hard realities they’ve had to deal with since the unfortunate news broke out.
Apart from not being able to care for her husband or show some moral support at least, Tootsy revealed they’ve had a more difficult time procuring necessities as “some have refused to deliver essentials to our home.”
She adds, “a neighbour wished to have us out of our neighborhood.”
She understood the reaction, Tootsy said, but she decided to focus her energies thanking the more understanding neighbours who showed them kindness.
I miss my Sonny boy ???? the last time we held hands was during the Ama namin as we watched the online mass as a family 2 weeks ago. It was sad i couldnt give him a big tight hug to say it was going to be okay when he got his results. It pains me that i am not able to take care of him the way he took care of me when i was sick ..i feel sad thay we cant be there for him and he has to go through this physically alone.. its lonely for all of us but we know its just a matter of time ???? As soon as the news came out... some have refused to deliver essentials to our home .. a neighbor wished to have us out of our neighborhood... and i dont blame them ... To our other neighbors who showed us acts of kindness, thank you???? I had to reach out and ask for help.. our entire household quarantined for 14 days...family and friends sent us drinking water when we ran out, they sent us oxygen too.. the 2 most essential things in life.. water and air ???? some sent us fruits, vegetables, medical supplies ,cleaning aids, vitamins for our household ???? The doctors.. the dear doctors who have been patiently answering my messages , my inquiries and questions.. i cannot thank you enough ???????????? I am forever grateful for all the beautiful and kind souls God blessed us with. I do have moments of weakness where i break down and cry ..because i miss him a lot and dont know what i can do to help.. but i choose to be strong and realized that prayer calmed my heart and made me believe Sonny was going to be okay.. I have faith God will help him get through this.. When I feel sad or scared I pray the rosary by myself of with other ladies on zoom or listen to the online masses. The kids and I have to stay healthy physically and spiritually because at this point that is all the counts.. then before we know it, sonner than later with GODs healing power we will have our dearest strong, healthy and funny Papi back.. ???? To all our dear friends, may i ask for your prayers for Sonnys complete recovery ???? ???????????? and pls keep yourselves safe ????????????
According to Tootsy, they ran out of drinking water, a result of the entire household being on quarantine for 14 days. Thankfully, good samaritans came to their aid. “Family and friends sent us drinking water when we ran out, they sent us oxygen too,” Tootsy shared.
“Some sent us fruits, vegetables, medical supplies, cleaning aids, vitamins for our household,” she added.
While Tootsy admits to having moments of weakness — “I break down and cry miss him a lot and don’t know what i can do to help,” she says — she’s found strength in prayer.
“The kids and I have to stay healthy physically and spiritually because at this point, that is all that counts,” she said.
Apart from asking prayers for Sen. Angara’s recovery, Tootsy also thanked everybody, especially the doctors, who have shown patience, kindness, and compassion. “I canot thank you enough. I am forever grateful for all the beautiful and kind souls God blessed us with.”
On Thusday, Sen. Angara announced he tested positive for COVID-19. He became the third senator of the Philippines to test positive for the disease, following Miguel Zubiri and Koko Pimentel.
On Saturday, the Philippines breeched the 1,000 mark for COVID-19 cases. — LA, GMA News