I was diagnosed with Reproductive Immune Disorder (RID). There are 5 categories for RID and unfortunately, I am positive with 4 of these categories. I fall under:
CAT 1: My LAT score was only 5% to produce antibodies to stop my immune system from attacking & rejecting the fetus.
CAT 2: Some call it APAS or Antiphospholipid Antibodies w/c is my own antibodies attack the cell that build the placenta & increase the risk of miscarriage.
CAT 3: Anti Nuclear Antibody (ANA) are directed against structures within the cell nucleus and can attack the fertilized egg and the cells in the womb. I am positive at 1:80 Speckled pattern
CAT 5: I have elevated Natural Killer Cells w/c is aggressively attack the cells to grow.
These are the main reasons why I miscarried. I already had 3 miscarriages (2013, 2014 and 2015). It breaks my heart to know that my own antibodies and my own blood can kill my own unborn child and can cause another miscarriage.
I'm now currently 10 weeks pregnant and my doctors are Dra. Marian Dichoso (OB perinat), Dra. Jovilia Abong (Immunologist) & Dr. Daverick Pagsisihan (Endocrinologist) and they are working aggressively just to save the developing baby inside my womb.
**Due to my 3 previous miscarriages, my husband and I decided to stop trying to conceive for a year or two to undergo necessary treatments. Prior my pregnancy, I already had 4 LIT treatment and 3 LIT boosters which cost 16,000php each session. This addresses my CAT 1 and CAT 5 which helped my CAT 1 score to go up from 5% to 55%.
Now that I am 10weeks pregnant, I still need to undergo some treatments that my Immunologist requires me to have immediately:
IVIG or Intravenous Immunoglobulin Treatment - This is a weight based treatment and may cost a total of 100,000-120,000php, the results are instant but doesn't stay long in the body. This is the most aggressive and effective approach for my Cat 1 and 5 but the most expensive one.
Intralipid Infusion - This cost 15,000php every month infusion. T his is for my Cat 5 treatment to lower my natural killer cells. I may need 8 infusions for my entire pregnancy with total cost of 120,000php.
Innohep - My everyday injection cost 1,590php 1 vial good for 5days or 9,540php per month for my entire pregnancy period. This is a blood thinner for my Cat 2 treatment effects are for 24hrs.
My OB perinat also requires me to have a weekly ultrasound which costs 1400php + OB check up fee of 500php (every other week check up) while my Immunologist check up fee is 700php (every month check up).
Here are the medicines I am taking now while pregnant:
1. Thydin 12.5mg (for my
2. Prednisone 5mg
3. Duphaston (3x a day which costs 76.26php each tablet)
4. Obimin Plus
6. Utrogestan costs 61.75php
7. Iberet Folic
9. Innohep Injection
I created this Go Get Funding Page to raise fund to help me with my current pregnancy journey. And we need all the financial help we can get to make sure that my baby receives the best treatment inside my womb. We, women, wants nothing in this world but to become a mother and raise a child of her own and will do anything to make sure that our unborn child will have a chance to have life outside world.
Any amount you can donate to help finance my treatment is greatly appreciated. We would also appreciate it if you can share this page with others who can contribute financially or help spread the message. I am also asking for your kind heart to keep me and my baby in your prayers so that I can have a successful pregnancy journey and delivered my baby safely. We can only rely on God for strength and protection during these challenging times.
You can also send your donations directly through my BPI Account:
Account Name: April Joyce Rocillo
Account Number: 3553 3797 83
Account Type: SAVINGS
Any Remittance: April Joyce Rocillo Dasmarinas Cavite 09950425958