Emergency Open Heart Surgery Operation for Edwin Tuyay

Update posted by Bruce Tuyay On Aug 23, 2019

Hello everyone!

So the past two weeks were great. Dad's been to 4 different doctors already and he just got home from the fifth one, all doctors were consistent with their diagnosis and they all recommended him for the Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG). We also just got word from the Philippine Heart Center that they'll be expecting him to check into the hospital on August 28, two days of monitoring and conditioning then they'll perform the surgery on August 30, 2019. His case is sensitive due to the fact that he has type 2 diabetes, so they need to control his sugar and make sure that his body is ready for the surgery. We found out that the procedure would take about 6 hours, then they'll transfer him to SICU for a recovery period of 3 days, after that he'll be monitored in his own room for another 5-7 days before discharging him and sending him home.

Having been put into this situation is eye-opening for us. I just found out that there's a ton of people lined up for the same procedure as my dad's - one of the reasons why his surgery was moved to take place on the 30th, when at first, we were told that a bypass was urgent(doctor said it should be performed 5-7 days after his angiogram). Another thing is that CABG is relatively safe, this takes off a lot of worry cause who wouldn't worry when your loved one is scheduled to undergo general anesthesia? And it's amazing to know that people are working together and everyone is extending a helping hand. Thank the heavens for the whole Photography Industry coming together and making things happen, I'll be attending one of the workshops tomorrow, organized by good people in aid of my dad's medical expenses.

And thank you of course, to everyone who contributed, who shared this post and to those who are continuously storming the heavens with prayers. Everything is greatly appreciated and we promise to pay it forward.

Eat healthy, and may God bless you all. <3

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Update posted by Bruce Tuyay On Aug 19, 2019

Hey everyone,

Just a quick update, my Dad's doing fine, still eating healthy and taking his meds religiously. His diet usually consist of a small serving of white rice, fish and veggies, he's also munching on fruits every now and again which is why we haven't had a problem with his blood sugar going out of control lately. And in terms of his heart, these past 2 days have been good and were quite uneventful. Aside from that one instance where he experienced chest pain cause he got too inspired and moved by the outpouring of help from everyone that we decided to just tone down a lil bit on telling him about everyone's support. Grabe daw kasi siyang natotouch kaya maya't maya din siyang naluluha.

Rest assured, everything's going great with him and he's just taking it easy, taking it one day at a time. We're gonna check him in Philippine Heart Center again, maybe Wednesday or Thursday, and we'll get news about when they'll perform the surgery once we get there.

The campaign is doing real good, we've already raised 250k in just a couple of days, all thanks to everyone who contributed through sharing the campaign, donating and praying for us. We're on track to reach our goal, so if you can, please continue sharing the post and continue praying for my dad. His surgery hasn't started yet and we know that it's gonna be tough, but with the love and compassion that everyone is giving us, we're 100% sure we're gonna get through this.

Maraming maraming salamat po ulit sa inyong pagmamahal sa aking ama. Pagingatan nyo din po sana ang inyng matataba at mabubuting puso. <3


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Update posted by Bruce Tuyay On Aug 16, 2019

Hey all!

Just wanted to thank everyone of you for all the love and support that you're showing us in these trying times. My Dad is doing fine right now, he's back to his normal day to day routine, minus the heavy lifting and anything else that requires exertion. Plus! You'll all be glad to know that he's eating healthy and he's taking his meds religiously. My mom is also looking out for him 24/7, they just came from the doctor who'll perform the surgery on him and everyone is kind of relieved that Dad's in good hands. Everyone is still anxious about the surgery but we're comforted by the fact that everyone is standing in solidarity with us.

Anyway! It's overwhelming to see and experience the outpouring of love and support from each and everyone of you, we've just hit the 24-hour mark and we've already raised 130k!! To tell you the truth, I was a bit hesitant to launch a fundraising campaign for him, and I wasn't the only one who was doubtful in our family about the possibility that we could raise this much money from crowdfunding but we ultimately decided to push through with it, thinking that if it works, it works. And here we all are 130k and counting still a long way to go but we'll get there eventually.

When we started this fundraiser, we only expected to raise up to 50k and we've already exceeded that amount. My Dad was moved to tears yesterday when he checked the fundraiser and saw that friends, relatives, strangers, basically people from everywhere especially his fellow Photographers from all over is actively looking out for him.

If you can, please take time to once again share this post/campaign, we're gonna need all the help we can get.

The Universe is working its magic through your gentle and caring hearts, continue to be a beacon of light for those who's fighting their way out of the dark.

All of our love,

Tuyay Family

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Hi, I don't personally know your father but I've bee following his FB page for a long time now. I wish him the best and praying he'll recover quickly and capture more amazing photos of life. Stay strong and God bless!

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Prayers for your Dad 🙏🏼

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Let us all pray for Sir Ed for the success and funding of his operation. A paragon of modern photojournalism and a devout catholic community member.

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