This is my dad Alfredo Sazon, a 52-year old Grab driver and a father of two-- to me and my younger brother Vince, who is diagnosed with mild autism.
Last May 27, after having my birthday dinner with the family at around 9PM, my dad started complaining about "a stinging pain" caused by what we initially thought as "acid reflux". Prior to this, he has been having episodes of "acid reflux" so we thought it was just "one of it". He took his usual choice for first aid, Gaviscon, and it worked for a while, but he kept on complaining about chest pains and numbness on his left arm. So, we rushed him immediately to the nearest hospital, The Medical City Ortigas.
True enough he had a major heart attack at around 11PM. According to lab tests, his Troponin enzyme recorded a high of 36,000 when the normal count for an adult male is at around 34. Had we chosen to shrug it off, he would've had the attack at home and passed away.
May 28, at around 2AM, my dad's vital stats slightly went stable upon being given pain killers. ER doctors classified my dad's case as high risk and recommended that my dad undergoes Coronary Angiogram to check for any obstruction of blood flow in his artery.
My dad underwent the Cornonary Angiogram at 9am by his Interventional Cardiologist, Dr. Paolo Prado. It took about 30 minutes before the results were shown to me and my uncle. The results reflected several blockages all throughout the main artery of my dad's heart (visual: think several tied up longganisa), which kept him at high risk for a follow up attack or worst, cardiac arrest. The urgency of the situation at hand made us decide to proceed with the Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (also known as Coronary Angioplasty) to ultimately save my dad's life. At 11am, by the grace of God, prayers, and with the hands of the experts, the procedure was declared successful. This is truly what my dad and our family can consider as his second life.
After the procedure, my dad's BP gradually went back to normal. He is still confined in the hospital until complete recovery and completion of inital rehab sessions.
As of May 29 9AM, his hospital bill is already at P963,910.38, and is still advised by his Interventional Cardiologist to be confined for a few more days until his cholesterol count normalizes and initial rehab sessions are completed.
We humbly ask for your kind help as me and my family are struggling to pay for the medical bills and maintenance medicines. My dad wasn't able to secure any insurance plan, even one from Philhealth, and we haven't entirely recovered financially yet since my mom had cancer and passed away in 2016. Donations of any amount and continued prayers for my dad's quick recovery will be of big help to our family.
If you prefer to donate directly, please refer to details below:
BPI Savings Account Name: Alfredo C. Sazon
BPI Savings Account Number: 3329-2236-62
Thank you for your generosity and continued prayers. May God bless you all.
MJ Sazon - 09177123800