Our father, Mr. Ramon P. Lacson, is currently in the Philippines. He travelled to Manila from the United States (where he permanently resides) for the purpose of visiting our family.
Last April 29th, he was rushed to the infirmary – Metro Antipolo Hospital – for breathing difficulty. He was diagnosed to be suffering from pneumonia. He was discharged on May 3rd but had to be rushed back again to the hospital the following day. His blood pressure plummeted and as a result, he had to be admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). To help him with his breathing, a blood transfusion was needed and was performed in order to increase/improve his haemoglobin level.
In addition to his already poor state, he also had acquired sepsis (the presence in tissues of harmful bacteria and their toxins) primarily because of his failing kidneys. He was diagnosed with stage 4 renal failure. While in ICU, he was prompted to undergo a dialysis procedure – an imperative treatment – with utmost complexity. Furthermore, there are also diverse and extensive proportions of drugs and antibiotics that have to be administered. To date, he is being attended by at least 3 doctors.
With all the above necessary and relevant medical procedures and conducts, our hospital bill has now soared to more than PHP 300,000 (Three Hundred Thousand Pesos) – approx. USD 5,750. It is expected that this will still continue to escalate because of the other remaining medical treatments that our father still has to receive and undergo to.
In the Philippines, our father has no medical insurance and has no hospitalization benefits. What he has is only a U.S based healthcare service program called MEDICARE, which sadly does not cover any type of hospitalization incurred outside the U.S. Consequently, the hospitalization cost sustained will now be taken out from our pockets and is now an extremely big challenge (and a family burden) for us to meet. The overall cost of treatment and hospitalization is projected to reach the amount of USD 10,000. To put it bluntly and honestly, that sum is an immense weight for the family to carry.
Our objective now for our father is for him to be medically stable and well enough to travel back to the U.S. the soonest possible in order for him to get and continuously receive the treatment he needs, with the help of his medical insurance applicable in the U.S.
We need your help to meet our objective. We are asking for assistance and we are requesting for funding through the amount ( money) you can donate and bestow. Any amount will be so much appreciated. We are in dire need of your monetary assistance.
Thank you so much in advance for the help you would grant to us.