Dimples Romana has found a new appreciation for her husband Boyet Ahmee.
On December 3, the latter was rushed to the hospital due to excessive "choking and throwing up blood." He ate a little too much even if his doctor put him on a soft diet while recovering from his throat operation.
On December 10, at the press conference of The Mall the Merrier at the Dolphy Theatre, Dimples gave an update regarding her husband's health condition..
“Boyet just came out of the hospital.
“Thank you to my ABS-CBN family and to my Kadenang Ginto [KG] family, they really understood.
“In fact, I missed out one taping."
DIMPLES: "I thought I was gonna lose my husband."
On the day it happened, she was supposed to tape for her ongoing afternoon teleserye, Kadenang Ginto, at 5 a.m.
But her husband’s ordeal began at 1 a.m.
“Actually, nagising si Boyet, sumusuka ng dugo. Ala-una.
“E, alas-singko, may taping ako. Hindi ako nagpaalam."
An hour after their arrival at the hospital, Dimples decided to inform the staff and crew of the series that she couldn't make it to the taping because of the medical emergency.
“My KG family, our writers, our directors, wala silang tanong, ‘Bakit, anong nangyari? Puwede ka ba ng ganitong oras?’ Naiintindihan nila, as in, ‘Oo, Dimps, family first, always.’”
Because of the excessive throwing up of blood, Dimples admitted, “I got scared. I thought I was gonna lose my husband.
“I’m not exaggerating when I say anim na Ziplock ng dugo, walang tubig… puro galing sa tiyan niya, sa lalamunan niya.”
Dimples said their Christmas will have a deeper meaning this year.
“I was so afraid, at ngayon tuloy, iba yung feeling ng Pasko sa akin.
“Kasi pakiramdam ko, ganoon lang pala iyon, isang ganoon lang, o, puwedeng mawala.
“So nagkaroon ako ng deeper appreciation even more sa kung anuman meron kami, kung ano yung dumarating na blessing.
"Kasi minsan, di ba, sa sobrang dami ng trabaho, kasi tinatrabaho ko ito, pangarap ko rin, e, para sa pamilya. Sila ang driving force mo.
"Pero nabigyan ako ng perspective na dapat maghinay ako kasi kailangan nila ako.
“At kapag pala kinailangan ka ng pamilya mo, makakalimutan mo ang lahat kasi ganoon ang nangyari sa akin, e.
“Nung nandoon ako, wala, nakalimutan ko na may trabaho ako.”
When his condition normalized, Boyet remembered it was his wife's taping day, and even asked his doctors to remind Dimples so that she won't miss her commitment.
“Paglabas ng OR [operating room] ni Boyet, sabi ng doktor sa akin, habang nasa recovery room, kasi, di ba, hindi ako puwedeng pumunta, sterile…
“Sabi ng asawa ko, ‘Dok, puwede mo nang paalisin si Dimples kasi may 5 a.m. siya.’
“Can you imagine how selfless my husband is?”
In her guest appearance on Tonight With Boy Abunda on Tuesday, December 10, Dimples gave more details about Boyet's health condition.
“Sleep apnea, tumitigil po yung heart niya. Paghinga niya, pagka humihilik po siya."
About two weeks ago, Boyet underwent an operation.
“Successful operation near sa nasal passage, kasi pag humihinga siya, pag natutulog, may allergic rhinitis siya.”
She said that the doctor advised her husband to have a soft diet while recuperating from his surgery.
But after a week, Boyet began having a hard time with his soft diet.
“Gutom na gutom ang asawa ko, hindi niya napigilan, kumain siya ng miswa at anim na slice ng white bread.
“One o’clock, may bleeding, sumusuka siya ng dugo, napakarami.
“Tuluy-tuloy kasi nga sobrang nagasgasan yung bagong opera niya.”
Because of what happened, Boyet needed to undergo another operation and blood transfusion.
Dimples then turned emotional, “Pinaka-natakot ako, he was already on the bed, bago siya dalhin sa OR.
“Ang sabi niya sa akin, ‘Mahal, hindi kita makita...' Maalala ko lang kung ano ang importante sa akin...
“And what was important for me was maging okay siya.
“Ang hindi ko maintindihan, Tito Boy, hindi niya ako makita pero 'eto lang ako sa harap niya.”
Undoubtedly, Dimples had so many blessings this year in terms of her career, but she recently had a realization.
“Kasi ang dami naming blessings ngayon, e. Natakot ako baka may kapalit.
“Puwede kong ibigay lahat ito. Wag lang... Hindi ko po kaya.
“Sabi ko nga, ‘Lord, kunin mo na lahat…’ Parang hindi ko kaya, Tito Boy, na maagang mawawala si Boyet. Ayoko po.
“Puwede po akong walang pera, Tito Boy, pero walang pamilya, hindi ko po ata kaya.
“Hindi ko po kayang mawala siya, Tito Boy.”
Dimples said it was an eye-opener.
“Kailangan pagdaanan. Nagkaibang meaning ang for better for worse, in sickness and in health…”