₱700.00Donated So Far
Ever since my 3-year-old son, Joachim, or “Wax,” was released from the Perpetual Help Medical Center in Las Piñas City in April, I have been closely monitoring him, worried that he might have another epileptic seizure.
“Wax was just 1 year old when he had an attack because of diarrhea and high fever. He was hospitalized but immediately discharged two days later. The next episode happened in February this year due to high fever and bronchitis. Two months later, he was again confined in a hospital in Cavite province where we live but I decided to transfer him to Perpetual Help where his pediatrician was,”
During his confinement which lasted a week, Wax had his most severe attack yet—a seizure every two hours. The doctor promptly recommended a computerized tomography (CT) scan and referred the boy to a neurologist. The results of the CT scan and electroencephalogram (EEG) showed genetic epilepsy with febrile seizure due to an arachnoid or brain cyst.
Wax has gotten better since then, although his immune system remains weak, He remains prone to illnesses, usually fever, cold and cough, and only recently, he was diagnosed with bronchial asthma and needed to undergo medication for two months.
The doctor has placed Wax on Keppra, an antiepilepsy medication that he must take twice a day. On a monthly basis, we spend around P5,000 for his other maintenance medicines and P2,500 for regular medical checkups to monitor if the cyst is growing. If it does get bigger, Wax may have to undergo surgery to remove the cyst, she added.
For now, we need to raise for his laboratories and doctors professional fees. I thank you all in advance for supporting this fundraising. God bless us all.
- Mona Maceda
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