On the wee hours of the 23rd of July we had to rush our Mama Queenie Mary Alberto to the ER for what we thought was an asthma attack. She was nebulized and was supplied with oxygen, but her breathing was still shallow. Without the oxygen she couldn't breathe at all. After an x-ray, the doctors found that her lung had almost collapsed, and the space between her right lung and chest wall had about 26% of air. She was then admitted to the hospital and had an emergency surgery hours after, where the doctors inserted a chest tube on her right side. The doctors said that most of the time, the ruptures on the lungs that cause the pneumothorax (a collapsed lung) would heal spontaneously on its own after 5-7 day. If not, then she would have to undergo another surgery, because the lung tissues would not close immediately and repair itself.
Now, about a week later, we're still in the hospital, waiting for it to heal on its own because after a CT scan, it was discovered that there was a mass on the lower side of her left lung. Surgery to fix her ruptured lung is out of the question as it would require the other lung to be fully functioning. All we could do now is wait for her ruptured lung to heal so that the chest tube could be taken out. While we wait, though, the hospital bill piles up. As of right now, the running bill is at 169,04.92 Php (3,325.47 USD), and the doctor said it could be weeks before we are able to be discharged. On top of her ruptured lung, we still have to do a bronchoscopy with a biopsy of the tumor found on her left lung.
I am writing and creating this campaign, seeking assistance as I can't do much except ask for help from you here as I'm needed in the hospital to take care of Mama, my younger sister who's just about to enter college is working on art commissions to help with funding, Papa is retired and asking friends and family for help, my older sister is also doing what she can to help with the funding.
I hope that the people that will be reached by this campaign would be able to help. We will be forever grateful and thankful for all the support and assistance that you can give us. If you are not able to help us monetarily, we ask that you keep us in your thoughts and prayers. Please send Mama positive and healing energies. Thank you for taking the time to read our story.
If you wish to donate to us directly, you can deposit through my BPI account:
Account Name: Jaena Patricia Maria A. Alberto / Account Number: 3149196187