We RayAn Pazcougin and Maybelyn Pazcougin are parents of 6 months old Aeva Pazcougin.
We are writing your good office to seek help for financial assistance for our daughter who is bravely fighting for her life here at The Medical City Ortigas ICU.
Our daughter was brought to the said medical institution Saturday night 28th of September due to a day of fever. Urine samples and blood extractions manifested different microorganisms which indicated an initial diagnosis of Urinary Tract Infection. My husband and I has been taking turns looking after our daughter at the hospital, once done with our work we rush to the hospital to attend to our daughter. On 2nd of October after I finish from work I notice tgat my daughter has been lethargic and her stomach has grown bigger to which we reported to the doctor. While my husband accompanied my older daughter to her field trip, I was constantly telling him that something is not right. As a mother, we know in our hearts that something is wrong like what they say mother’s instinct never fails.
Few hours then Aeva went to seizures twice the longest was 15 minutes. The doctors came to our room to revive her, had her intubated and had her ct scans done. Two citi scans were made one was the plain one and the other involved a dye being injected thru her veins. The ct scan showed normal findings. She was brought to ICU intubated and also added NGT thru her nose for feeding.
The same night we had a meeting with the doctors and one if the tests revealed that she was positive for dengue and that she was on stage 3 full blown which caused her liver to grow bigger and plasma has leaked to her stomach cavities. The doctors recommended to put a central line on her groin to avoid further pricking and bleeding due to her low platelet count.
She was put on 24 to 48 hours and was given anti seizure medicines to avoid any seizure episode that might further put trauma to her brain. The following day, her stomach circumference is still the same and her blood sugar is dropping. They had to make another ct scan tests, the result came in and we were advised that her meninges the protective covering if the brain is inflamed. As a proactive approach, they had to increase antibiotic dosage to ensure that infection won’t be travelling through her brain.
The doctors recommended that she should be fed with breastmilk since the blood sugar is dropping, we contacted various groups and colleagues to help us find someone who can donate breastmilk. Luckily, there are good hearted people willing to donate breastmilk for Aeva.
The liver enlargement and the inflamed meninges as per the doctors could be an effect of dengue. Aeva’s condition is very rare, the medical institution advised that it was 1 out of 10 cases they are handling in ICU. They also mentioned that it’s a rare condition for babies to contract dengue as it happens mostly on older kids since babies mostly stayed at home.
As of writing, she has been in the regular room for 4 days and now in ICU for 5 days now. The hospital institution is almost charging us for more than Php100,000.00 in a day to stay in ICU. Our running bill as of Sunday was already half a million pesos and this doesn’t include doctor’s fees.
Both of us her parents are working, My husband working at e-bingo as a caller and taking home only Php20,000 a month and myself as a team leader in one of the BPO’s earning Php35,000 in a month. Our earnings won’t be enough to cover our monthly salaries. We are already sought help from our friends and families for financial help started go fund me page but it’s not enough to cover even 1/4 of the bill.
We are also seeking help from PCSO but was also given a heads up that they don’t provide big donations compared to previous cases.
Our daughter deserves to be given a chance to live a life. Any parent would trade places with their critically conditioned child if they could as seeing them in pain breaks our hearts in million pieces. We are here down on our knees pleading for your help for our child.
It’s these times that our faith our tested, the times we cry to God for help. The time we bargain to God in exchange for her to live.
I learned from one of our friends regarding your good institution, we are putting our faith that you can be one of our answered prayer. We will forever be in debt to you Chef Antonio, please help our child to live.
Mr and Mrs RayAn and Maybelyn Pazcougin