Changemakers Member in Medical Distress

Update posted by Nik Schwarten On Feb 18, 2019

I am happy to say that Angelica answers messages every morning now.
We all hope for the best and look forward into the next steps.

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Update posted by Nik Schwarten On Feb 16, 2019

Finally! A moment ago Gellie texted me on FB Messenger!!!
She is still unstable, but much better!

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Update posted by Nik Schwarten On Feb 13, 2019

I got News from Rey today:


Just received a mesaage from Irene. They are transfering Gellie from icu to uro ward now. They said Gellie is stable enough to get transferred. But ive seen the previous days that they are injecting meds to control her blood pressure. At this point, I dont know why doctors have an immediate advise for the transfer.

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Update posted by Nik Schwarten On Feb 10, 2019

I got this update today from Rey.

Next week I will go myself to Manila and try to visit Gellie


I talked to Dr. Bartolome (Internal Med frm Manila Sanitarium Hospital) this morning to assess on Gellie's condition.

This doctor are recommending kiyani supplement to his patients. I also shared to him about the refusal of jose reyes doctors to supplementation. He told me that most of the govt hospital are not into alternative meds.

His advise is to transfer Gellie to National Kidney Institute. The root cause of the infection must be treated first before the treatment of her heart.

He also advised that Gellie must be stable enough prior she will be transferred.

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Update posted by Nik Schwarten On Feb 01, 2019

First me: I am super thankful for all the help and donations coming in . Bless you all

News from Rey

Rey:

Hello Nick and Adriana,

Sorry i was so busy the whole week with my work and then visiting Gellie after my office.

Thank you so much for this effort and making this happen. You guys are such a blessing to Angelica.

In behalf of her family please tell all the givers and supporters that we are so thankful for their generousity of extending help to Gellie.

I will let Gellie know about this tonight.

She is really blessed with friends. Im always telling her like that.

More blessings to all.

Gellie is already talking, but not that loud and clear enough. she doesnt want to write anymore.she wants to exercise her mouth to talk well. I have also heard from her sister irene that she was able to eat tru her mouth as assisted by nurse.




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Update posted by Nik Schwarten On Jan 31, 2019

We raised today at the Networking Group event 25,500 PHP cash which was brought to the bank at the same spot by Lee, Rich and Adriana. At the same time money came in online (I know that some of the anonymous donors were in fact on that event -- THANK YOU. You can watch the pictures if you are member of Changemaker Group -- You can sign up in Internations for free to do so. Use the link in the description

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5000 PHP were donated directly to my account (that’s why the total off-line amount is 30,500)

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Update posted by Nik Schwarten On Jan 30, 2019

I just got a mail from the closest friend Rey who is our direct contact to Gellie -- putting together more details about her situation:

Angelica Rondolo Laurente was diagnosed to have severe UTI infection and has been suffering from severe abdominal pain and round the clock fever with chills since December 18, 2018. She was very stubborn to be admitted so she suffered a lot while at home for a week until she was rushed to emergency room then finally admitted last December 26, 2018 to January 1, 2019 at Las Pinas Medical Center, Philippines. With all the antibiotics, pain relievers and paracetamol nothing changed, she still suffering round the clock fever due to infection. She undergone a CT Stonogram and her doctor found out her right kidney is swelling and having fluids (urines) for years already. Her doctor confirmed that the infections are coming from her right kidney and needed to be treated ASAP because there is a high probability that it will turn to SEPSIS (infection in the blood which can cause unwanted death). She was advised to drain the fluids from her right kidney by injecting a needle from her back. She was hesitant to pursue with it because of high cost quoted by her doctor. If this procedure is pursued and successful, a renal test will be conducted to check if her right kidney is still working. Worse case, if not working, it is advised to remove her right kidney to avoid any further complications (SEPSIS) and save her life. According to her Doctor, this procedure will be done in Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center because all equipment needed are available in this hospital. It was also a blessing to her because her doctor referred her to Jose Reyes Hospital as charity patient. So, she decided to pursue the procedure; leaving Las Pinas Medical Center unpaid bills and just made a promissory note.

Angelica is currently confined in ICU of Jose Reyes Memorial Hospital and being taking care by Urologist, Cardiologist, Pulmonary, Nepro, and Internal Medicine. She undergone a procedure already (injecting a needle from her back going to her right kidney) last January 1, 2019. Stocked urines in her right kidney were continuously draining until such time that the fluids coming out was already clear, but she is still persistently experiencing fever with chills. Four days after the procedure, she experienced a very high fever (39โ€™C to 40โ€™C) with chills for an hour and also she had a difficulty in breathing and having a hard cough with some bloods together with her saliva. It was confirmed via a series of blood test and ECG that she had cardiac arrest that time. A mechanical ventilator was installed to assist her in breathing. Her blood oxygen and blood pressure already went low and had a high heartbeat. This means that her heart has a difficulty to pump blood and she is already anemic. As of now, although she conscious, but she is still unstable due to blood infection (SEPSIS) that already affects her other organs such as her lungs which she has already a pulmonary issue, heart problem to the point that she needs to CPR and apply electric shock waves for many times already. Her doctor is still working out on the blood infection by putting an IV antibiotic. As of now, Angelica health conditions is unstable (50/50). Thank God that she still alive and she has many supporters and prayer warriors.

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