Hardworking and responsible--- that's how I, and anyone else, could describe my father, Eduardo Pabona. He is 55 Years old. He was able to raise our whole family- me with my other six siblings, and my mother, who is a housewife. I was able to finish my studies through a scholarship and fortunately, was likewise able to land a job as a teacher. With God's blessing, we were able to afford an apartment and a tricycle. My mom, on the otherhand, is also as hard working as my father. She may be just a mere housewife, but she also would usually find ways to help my father. It even got to a point where she worked as a street sweeper just to help my father with our family's finances. However, my father's hardworking trait finally caught up with him. He got Diabetes.
On December 6, our fear became reality. We rushed my father to the hospital as he had difficulty in breathing. Once the assessment on him had been done, the doctor said it was a heart attack. Due to the delicate situation he was in, the doctor said he must be admitted in an ICU at once. At first, we had trouble looking for an available ICU slot. We looked at three different hospitals at three different cities.Thankfully, when i was just about to lose hope, the ICU where my father currently admitted had an availability--- it costed 35,000 pesos a day. Praying that God will eventually provide, I took the gamble. I had my father admitted in the ICU knowing I had no such money at hand, or anywhere. I said to myself, I will have him transferred immediately in a public hospital once his condition becomes stable but he had a cardiac arrest (CODE BLUE) while I was talking to the doctors and nurses for his transfer. I was told that he needed to undergo dialysis because his kidneys are no longer functioning. He then suffered another cardiac arrest after the first one and to make it worse, he also got complicated with pneumonia.
My father was in a delicate condition, so I decided not to transfer him anymore. Come third day in the ICU, he again underwent code blue. The doctor recommended to place a pacemaker on him which costs around 300k to 500k. All my savings have been used up for the downpayment, and it will barely cover 1/4 of the amount we need to pay. We resorted to ask for loan. I have no one else to turn to, as I have already asked help from my family and friends.
Now, this is me, a son, humbly requesting for a financial assistance for this purpose. My father is already out of the ICU and now stays in a regular room but our expenses (cost of regular dialysis, room fee, doctors' fee, everyday expenses) are piling up to an amount more than we can afford right now. In this horrible condition, I am helpless and in immediate need of financial assistance. This is one of the very limited ways I can think of.
I am humbly asking to help me and my family in this desperate situation. I will never forget this deed of yours. Thank you in advance.