My Dad, Mr. Carlos S. Latag, 73 y/o, was diagnosed to have Advanced Stage Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC/Adenocarcinoma) last March 2019. He was initially diagnosed with pneumonia in November 2018 and improved a lot after undergoing various treatment. December of the same year, the pain recurred emanating from the left side of his torso. Since then, we have been going in and out of the hospital due to his complicated condition as well as the excruciating pain from his left chest area.
We were all devastated when we received the confirmatory lab results but we've reminded ourselves that we can always do something to let my father live longer. We are still thankful that the tumor is still contained in his left lung. Last June 5th, a pigtail catheter was inserted to his lungs to manage the accumulating fluids that makes it difficult for him to breathe. Seeing my Dad in tormenting pain breaks not just my heart but the whole of me. His condition has worsened for the past three months and the lingering pain is much more intense, that he cannot even lie down in bed to sleep.
With the savings that my Mom and my sister have, we were able to manage the treatment cost for the past six months including all the medications and his chemotherapy sessions. But after his hospitalization two weeks ago, where we spent almost PhP 90,000 after all the discounts from PhilHealth, Senior Citizen and assistance we got from PCSO; we are no longer sure how much further we can sustain the cost of his medication and remaining chemotherapy sessions.
Currently, we are spending not less than Php 6,000 per week on his medications and we will need to spend PhP 35,000 per chemotherapy session for the next four cycles.
We hope and pray that your Gift of Love for my Dad will help alleviate his pain, outbattle cancer, and live longer to be with us and his grandchildren.Your Gift of Love for my Dad, in whatever amount or kind, will go a long way and may God pour you and your family a thousand fold of blessings.