My father, Francisco Albaño, 61 years old, a former Rescue respondent of Mandaue City Cebu, Philippines, recently had his amputation surgery removing his right leg (below the knee). This was because of an un-healing diabetic wound he had been suffering for a few months. Last 1st of August 2019, he was admitted in Dr. Ignacio Cortes Hospital for a week as he was suffering high fever, chills and over-fatigue. Upon reaching the emergency room he had blood sugar count of 502 mg/dl. His wound in the toe nail became worst over time, it was not healing for his glucose count was not stable, it was ranging from 300-500mg/dl. We were then told to prepare at least 20,000 Philippine pesos as down payment for his operation. But because of insufficient funds, we signed a waiver to just go home after a week being confined in a hospital. We were thinking to go to a public hospital for his operation.
I got to know a certain Internal Medicine doctor whom we approached for a medical check up, he advised that the wounded foot be removed/amputated. It was this doctor who referred us to be admitted in Eversley Child Sanitarium Hospital, in Jagobiao Mandaue City last August 27. We were fighting for my father to stabilize his blood sugar/glucose before they can proceed with the amputation.
Just right before the amputation/operation, September 8 in the evening. My father's doctors (Internal Medicine, Anesthesiologist and Surgeon) informed me of their professional fees. My family need not to worry about the hospital bills as it was a government-operated hospital, we were assured of a "NO BALANCE BILLING". During his entire stay at the hospital all we had to do was buy medicine that were not available in their pharmacy like insulin pens and other medicines. During my phone call with the doctor that night, he mentioned that his fee as a surgeon will be 45,000PHP, anesthesiologist 25,000PHP and Internal medicine doctor 6,000PHP. I was really hesitant to push through the operation because we barely don't have money. I agreed thinking I will just find other ways to come up with the money when we discharge from the hospital.
His operation was last September 9th in the morning. It was successful. We were told we can go home that Sept 13th. I approached the billing, it was almost 70,000PHP for the hospital bills alone. Good thing, my father was Senior Citizen, an NBB Philhealth member, he enjoyed the benefit of no balance billing program. We were left with solving the Doctors' professional fees. I just wrote promissory letters to his Surgeon and Anesthesiologist, while paid half amount his Internal Medicine doctor for us to be discharged on that day.
I do not know where I can find this huge amount of money in a month's time to pay off the doctors' fees. I am a single mother of 4 kids, I am the sole bread winner of our family. My mother is also suffering Colon Cancer and is bed-ridden. I work so hard at the moment but still my salary won't be enough to pay off our bills, and to continue my father and mother's medicine. Both of them would need diapers, wheelchair, commode, and many more.
I am hoping and praying some of you would be our angels who can help us in any kind.
For your kind help and cash assistance you may send it through the following payment methods:
Mary Grace C Albano
BDO Kabayan Account | Branch: Parkmall Cebu
Account no. 006370091315
Bank Swift Code: BNORPHMM
Or through money remittance (Western Union/ML Kwarta Padala/Palawan Express/Cebuana Lhuillier/Xoom/WorldRemit):
Mary Grace Albano
Paknaan Mandaue City, Cebu
Mary Grace Albano