Last Oct. 8 my mother celebrated her 60th birthday and took a day off from work, little did we know that she won’t be able to come back to work then...
She went to the doctor to have her stomach and gall bladder checked because of the pain she’s been complaining for several days. It turned out to be kidney stones. She was given medicines for her to take for 3 mos.
We rushed her to the ER because her left eye suddenly can’t see. She was advised to return on Monday and have the eye checked by Retina specialist. By this time, she’s already experiencing pain on both legs. Every step was very painful for her..
The diagnosis by the retina specialist was Eye Stroke. This happens to people with high blood pressure. The doctor advised us to have my mother checked by a Cardiologist.
She was admitted to the hospital. Several tests was done on my mother:
-MRI of the lumbosacral
-Carotid Duplex Scan
-Macular Optical CT
-RNFL Optical CT
We then found out that she had stroke and the brain medulla was affected.. This caused blindness on her left eye. Lower part of her body was also affected. She can’t walk and even stand.. She was given so many medicines; steroids, pain killers, high bp meds, kidney stone meds and PT was ordered. During her stay in the hospital we noticed that my mother is getting weaker. She have chills, difficulty in eating and drinking. She vomits regularly. Her urine was brown and emitting a medicine-like odor.. She had difficulty in defecating and urinating. Both of her legs are also getting heavier and larger because of water retention. Even though she was still weak, the hospital discharged her. The hospital bill almost reached 400,000 thousand pesos..
Oct. 29 - present
We rushed her again to the hospital. The pain in her stomach is getting worse. She still can’t poop and urinate at this time (she can before) At the hospital, they found out that my mother have Sepsis, a type of blood infection. They also found out that she have severe dehydration and that her kidney’s are failing. She have Acute Kidney Injury. She needs to be in ICU as her condition is critical..
Friends, we need your help for my mother’s treatment. One night in the ER costs 20k. 24 hours in the ICU already cost almost a hundred thousand.. Any amount will be greatly appreciated.
You may send directly the donations on my BDO account:
Acct no: 005-310-321-803
Acct name: Joann Margareth De Leon
We’re still waiting for the result of the Thoracic MRI. We’re all hoping that surgery will not be required..
Friends, please help us pray for the speedy recovery of my mother. Thank you..