My dad, Fred Angeles, needs two cardiac ablation surgeries ASAP and we would like to ask for your help in raising the necessary funds for that and the hospitalization. One procedure costs P700,000. We have also approached social services but we want to cover all our bases. He has been in the hospital ward (Philippine Heart Center) since June 15, 2018.
Please donate any amount you can or maybe share this to your friends. Every little bit counts.
It's been a while since i have posted an update about my dad. Whenever people ask me how dad is doing I often just say "makulit". The reason for this is because when he was really feeling ill he wasn't makulit at all. The fact that he is back to his usual level of mischief means he must be feeling better.
The difference was made by the fact that in the last couple of months we started renting an oxygen concentrator. With dad's condition he needs to be on oxygen 24/7 as per doctor's orders but oxygen is not exactly cheap! One big tank costs about P700 to refill which is not enough to get him through the day. We have 2 big tank and 1 travel tank and it simply isn't enough. This means that refilling all of them daily would cost us around P1,700.
The oxygen concentrator costs P3,500 a month to rent. Such big savings! Ever since we got this dad was able to sleep through the night and having him on oxygen most of the time is no difficult task.
His operation is scheduled for November 2018. If nothing happens between now and then, we should be able to FINALLY partially fix his heart. *fingers crossed*
Dear family, friends, and prayer warriors,
Dad is currently confined at Delgado Hospital in Kamuning because he had a very bad asthma attack yesterday. He will be staying there for at least 4 days.
He was supposed to go the Heart Center today to get his surgery schedule but I guess that is pushed back again. The doctors can't do anything until he is better. He has recovered from the respiratory infection but the constant change in weather does not help make breathing easier for him.
We continue to ask for your prayers and support for dad.
We lift up Fred Angeles who is facing illness today. We ask that You bring healing, comfort, and peace to his body. Calm his fears and let him experience the healing power of Your love. In Jesus’ name, we pray.
Dad and mom came from the doctor today. On Monday they will be meeting with the team of doctors that will be doing his surgery to set a schedule for the procedures. According to dad they will do the angiogram and the general ablation on the same day.
In the meeting on Monday they will let us know what to expect when dad goes through the procedure. We still have a ways to go in terms of funding but, hopefully, with everyone's help through donations, talking to agencies that can help, and prayers, that we will be able to raise the needed funds in time.
We continue to ask for your prayers.
Fingers crossed, everyone!
Our next consultation is on July 30. This is for the ablation already. Hoping we can get a schedule then. Right now, Fred has a cough. He is now under medication. We fervently pray he will be well before July 30.
Update on Fred. We have been accepted in social services. So, we can avail of discount. Frustration! They don't say how much! BUT here is the catch. We have -to go thru the whole rigmarole again of doctor's consultation and tests.
We thought that because the consultants said that he has to have an ablation, that's it. But no, the OPD doctor said they have to do their own evaluation. It's a good thing we àlready had the 2D echo and halter.
We are due back for consultation on Mon. Our personal cardio said magtiyaga lang Kami. Bèing accepted in social services is a big thing, and being attendeď to at once. She said there are some who wait months.
Dad's doctors allowed him to go home yesterday rather than stay in the hospital to wait for his surgery schedule. This was in an effort to minimize this hospital expenses. However, we were given strict instructions that he had to be on oxygen 24/7 which meant that we needed to have 2 large tanks and one small tank (for traveling) prepared before he would be allowed to go home.
Thankfully we already have one tank and, through the generosity of the Bicol Angels and the Quintoses (Tita Mely, specifically) we will have all three required tanks by later today.
In the meantime, we hope that dad does not suffer in this erratic weather and end up having to go back to the hospital again so soon.
As per our last conversation with dad's cardiologist, Dr. Rowena Rebollido, his first procedure will most likely be scheduled for 2nd week of July. Let us continue to pray for dad's good health. Thank you all!
Early last night we received some good news. Dad was stable enough to move pending the instruction of Dr. Punzal, dad's pulmonologist and primary physician. We were given two options, bring him home and allow him to wait at home for the surgery schedule or wait at the hospital for the transfer to the social welfare ward.
When Dr. Punzal came by and checked in on dad he recommended that dad just stay put because if he leaves the hospital he would have to line up again and it will take time to get him a bed again. So, there you have it, folks. We are still in the same ward until further notice.
Here are the things they will do with dad:
So, there you have it, folks. It looks like dad is going to be at the hospital for longer than we hoped for. Let us all pray for his health and optimism.
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