I TAKE COURAGE TO RAISE A FUND FOR A FATHER WHO IS SELFLESS AND A TRUE INSTRUMENT OF GOD'S LOVE.
I am raising a fund for my father's medical treatment. He is in the ICU for almost a month now and we are expected to stay for another month. He had an ischaemic stroke with cerebral edema and heart problem. Though recently we were informed that his heart is somehow now stable, but his platelets were low and needed a platelet donor. He had just undergone ventriculostomy and within the week will be a tracheostomy right after the platelet transfusion.
My father is such a good man and a faithful servant. He is a loving father, brother, grandfather, and most of all a committed husband. Due to the increasing expenses, in behalf of my family, I am humbly asking for your financial aid in any amount as you can grant us. We are more than happy to accept your help in giving our father a second chance to live.
Along with this, we also request for your prayers for we believe that nothing can beat faith.
God bless us all!
My father, Diego Dangculos, is a 70-year old turning 71 this coming November 13, 2018. He is a very loving father, brother, and grandfather. Most of all, a committed and loving husband. Unlike others, my father was only a grade-one level but due to his dreams for his five children, he worked so hard just to give us proper education. With persistence and determination, he did not only help his family to be stable but he also helped other people to have their living. He might be judged like a beggar due to his simplicity where he does not care how dirty his feet are, or how dry his legs. He knows to his self, that he worked with integrity and dignity.
On July 3, 2018, he was first admitted to a provincial hospital in Silliman Medical Center in Dumaguete due to his difficulty to swallow and unmanageable headache. The Doctor said he had an ischaemic stroke.
My father was still able to walk and talk for 3 days. Not until July 6, 2018, the Doctor suggested him for intubation and be brought to the ICU. Since then, my father has become most of the time unconscious and less responsive. Though sometimes, he moves his hands and feet but never been awake. He only had one primary Physician which is his cardiologist and was only referred to a neurosurgeon when he was already in the ICU. I noticed that there was no improvement in my father's condition, so we decided to transfer my father to Chong Hua Hospital where proper care and treatment can be given. It is a 4-hour travel from Dumaguete to Cebu City. With my father's situation, we have contacted various ambulances that can do inter-island transfer and can provide all the required machines (ventilator, etc.), professional nurse, paramedics, pulmonary aid. However, only 1 available ambulance was able to provide the requirement and it cost us Php140,000 after discount. We thought these amounts are just nothing compared to the sacrifices he has made for us, his children. At around 3 o'clock in the morning, we have settled our final hospital bill with which we also had to argue as they billed us for something that we already paid. In total, our bill was Php108,349.28 (net of senior citizen discount and PHIC). This did not include the other cash expenses which we had to pay for the rent of ventilator machine and outside purchases of medicines.
On July 14, at 12 o'clock in the afternoon, we were able to reach the Chong Hua Hospital. I am extremely glad about how they assisted my father. They were quick and very attentive. Finally, I felt relieved by the positive sight in front of us. He immediately had a CT scan, ECG, and other lab tests. After 5 hours from the ER, my father was transferred to the neurocritical care unit room. From there, it was found out that my father had a UTI, enlarged heart, and cerebral edema. That was the reason why his fever went on and off which was never been addressed by the previous hospital because they never did try new lab tests. Means, it is as if we were only waiting for his condition to get worst when we stayed there longer.
Right the following morning, we were surprised and happy to see him finally awake. With clearer eyes and a responsive body. But some other days, his sensorium got low, thus hard to wake him up.
On July 23, 2018, my father had a VENTRICULOSTOMY to drain out the fluid from the brain. Now, my father has five Specialists/Doctors already. A neurologist, cardiologist, pulmonologist, neuro-surgeon, and hematologist. Hence, the professional fees will be in an extra weight for us to carry.
On July 24, 2018, the Pulmonologist advised that our father needed to undergo a TRACHEOSTOMY as it is not healthy for a ventilator tube to stay more than 14 days. However, the Neurologist said the platelets were low, and she needed a clearance from the Hematologist first before proceeding with the operation. With much hope, a family member will be available for a blood transfusion.
With all the above treatments (except tracheostomy), our hospital bill has already reached more than Php300,000 and a total cash expenses of more than Php300,000 as of this writing. These amounts are expected to increase because of the remaining medical procedures and treatments that my father will receive. Not to mention, our daily cash expenses for the (uncharged) medicines have an average of 15K. We don't know yet how much it will cost us for the tracheostomy, hence, the reason I humbly ask for your kindness to help us. Any amount will be highly appreciated.
We accept donations through PayPal, credit/debit card payments,
Or bank deposits/transfers to Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) Savings Account
Account name: Medelyn A. Dangculos
Account number: 3549-4069-38
It is very normal for all of us to deeply love our fathers, and we hope that with your assistance, he will have another chance to live. We have just started to return his kindness, and I hope we can still have that opportunity to show our gratitude towards them.
He may be old already, but he used to be an active and very strong man. We missed talking to him, we missed hearing his voice and much more how he is a wonderful husband to our mother... whose now waiting for his healthy comeback.
Along with this, we keep praying for a miracle. God can move mountains!
Thank you so much in advance for the help you will grant us.