Ching got into a motor vehicle accident last Saturday, March 24, 2018, at around 9:00-10:00 in the evening. He was heading home to Naawan after he was trying to get cleared for his application for his Engineering board exam. However, due to some undetermined cause he lost control, crashed, and hit his head.
He was alone when this happened and it was only by God's mercy that someone saw him on the road and reported it to the rescue team and he was immediately brought to CDO Polymedic Medical Plaza. He was very combative at first and he had to be restrained. It was discovered that he had a linear skull fracture on his right parietal area and a subdural bleed in the left. He also has a clavicular fracture, right. After a 24-hour observation period, his neurosurgeon ordered a repeat CT scan and saw that the bleed was expanding and decided to operate immediately. A part of his left brain had to be resected because it was totally damaged.
It's been 1 week that he's been in the ICU. Even after the operation, he still appears disoriented, confused, with episodes of memory loss, and sometimes combative but he has since calmed down now that his wife (my sister), Ivane is here.
We are asking everyone to please pray for my Ching's fast recovery and healing. I know it is a shot to the moon but please pray that he does not have that much deficits. Also, please pray for our family to have the strength and unwavering faith as we go through these trying times.
Moreover, we are knocking into your kind hearts to help us sustain the medical needs of Ching. The hospital attendants have estimated the medical costs to be at least Php 0.5M. In 2 or 3 months, when he's ready, he will undergo another operation to have part of his skull back to cover his wounded head. The upcoming operation may cost another Php 200-300K. Contrary to popular belief, we are not yet a rich family. We have always struggled with our finances and it is only by God's grace that we have achieved the things we have right now. Our humble savings have been slowly depleted by the medications and other hospital bills. We are asking you to partner with us and help us in the fight for my brother's life.
Ching is a great teacher and a father of a 6-year old boy. There were times in the ICU that we notice hallucinations and he attempts to get off the bed because he says he still has to go to school - that his students are waiting. Even when sick, you can really tell how he values imparting knowledge to his students. There were instances we hear him mumbling mathematical formulas as if teaching in class. We earnestly pray that he recovers very soon so he can continue what he started and promote education to the needy. Help us pray and fight for Ching.