Last Jan 2019, my loving Tatay (grandfather), at 72 yrs old, was diagnosed with Lymphoma. It just started as a growing cyst near his left shoulder from late Dec 2018 to early Jan 2019. We had it removed and tested for biopsy, which was then confirmed to be non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. After various additional tests, we've found that it has metastasized to his chest and abdomen; now it's at around late stage 3 or early stage 4. On the 2nd week of Feb he was complaining about severe abdominal pain and unusual bloating of his stomach. He had another ultrasound and we found that there are cysts in his liver, kidney, and spleen.
He was also having difficulty breathing and after another check up, we've found that he has 1 liter of water in his lungs resulting to a collapsed left lung. On Feb 23rd, we was admitted in the hospital for 2 days to have the water removed.
Due to the aggressiveness of his cancer, he needs urgent chemotherapy treatment which will hopefully start by next week (after all the necessary tests are done).
His chemotherapy will include 5 medicines. Rituximab is the most expensive which costs 183,000 php per cycle (130,718.64 php with senior discount). Tatay will need 6-8 cycles of treatment; 1 cycle every 3 weeks. With this medicine alone, 6 cycles will cost us 1,098,000 php (711,311.84 php with senior discount). The other medicines will be partially covered by Philhealth.
This excludes hospital and doctor fees, lab tests, and other medicines.
The reason we created this page is because we're already about to exhaust the little savings that we have as he is not covered by insurance. We are knocking on your generous hearts to help us pool funds for his treatment cost for Rituximab, at the very least. I am deeply heartbroken seeing him in pain every day. We want him to live a longer, better life. We would greatly appreciate it if you can help in any way.e.
If you are having difficulties in using the donation link, you can also transfer to my local bank account:
Name: Czarina Querubin
Bank of the Philippine Islands
Account Number: 0019417255
Any amount will definitely go a long way! Please help spread and include him in your prayers.
We would like to thank each and every one of you for all the prayers, love and support to help us through this incredibly difficult time.
Feb 20, 2019
Tatay is confined in the hospital for observation after sucking out 1L of water form his lungs. Please help pray for his health.