Our dear daddy, Eduardo Pedimonte Opida, has been in and out of the ICU for numerous complications from his End Stage Renal Disease as a result of his long standing diabetes (30 years to be exact).
His recent ICU confinement started March 2, 2020 for another complication—this time his heart. His heart is in failure. He experiences erratic heart rate( sometimes too slow, sometimes too fast) compromising his oxygen status and causing frequent drop in blood pressure. His cardiologist wanted him to undergo, at the soonest possible time, an angiogram to asses the degree of blockage and eventually do either a stent procedure to open the blockage or do a bypass surgery to address it. However, due to his many health challenges, he needs to be stabilized before he can undergo such procedure. Currently he is on respiratory support. Weaning him from such causes his heart symptoms to appear again. On top of that, he is also on frequent dialysis, three times a week, sometimes more frequent, almost daily, because fluids easily flood his lungs and he experiences difficulty of breathing. He also has regular blood and albumin ( protein) transfusions to address complications.
Our daddy is already suffering much and all we want is help him out of this condition. He has expressed his wish to go home several times.
This ongoing health challenge has put our limited resources to depletion. His recent hospitalization, his being at ICU for more than a month now, cost us close to a million already and the bill continues to rise with the duration of his stay, up to when, we do not know.
In this light, we are humbly appealing to you through this medium for any help we shall be most grateful for.
HOPE OPENS THE WAY WHEN THERE SEEMS TO BE NO WAY. Thank you!