I decided to start this fundraiser for my nephew who is just 10 years old and newly diagnosed with cardiomegaly. We don’t know that it is cardiomegaly until last march 4 when he was rushed to ER due to tightness of chest and rapid pulse. For his past few years he was always having rapid pulse rate but not as worst as the said date. Before we would ask him to rest or sleep then his pulse rate will be not fast anymore. When we rushed him to the hospital, he was immediately hooked to cardiac monitor and medicines were also given through IV to normalize his pulse rate. His vitals were monitored every 15 minutes because his pulse rate was 247 beats per minute which is way too high. Close monitoring was observed.
We wanted him to get the urgent care that he needs but due to the pandemic, we find it difficult to take him to a higher center because we are in the province too.. .
His doctor told us that it’s better to send him to a tertiary hospital to know the cause and to receive the proper treatment for his condition.
We've gotten help from our immediate family and sold our valuables to keep up with the medicinal expenses too. And as painful, and as helpless as it sounds, we could use a lot more financial assistance now since I was just laid off recently from my work abroad.
I am reaching out because I cannot afford to lose my nephew and because I don't know what else to do/where else I could ask for aide. He is too young and from time to time he is asking if he’s gonna die because of his heart is getting big. I pity him because at his young age he cannot even enjoy his childhood, now that he has this condition. The cheerful, active and outgoing little boy turned into a loner.
I am grateful for whatever help you can give us, and thank you for taking the time to read. May you all continously be healthy and safe!