My sister Raisa, a good friend, a caring daughter, a dog lover, and a loving wife.
The Nightingale Tita of Titas of SML.
We miss her voice and we know you could help us bring her back to what she loves doing... singing!
On September 10, 2018, while at work, she collapsed at her workstation with what appears to be a cardiac arrest due to sever arrhythmia. We rushed her to the hospital while unconscious and was attended to by the ER staff at The Medical City, the closest hospital within the vicinity.
The doctors told me that when her heart stopped for approximately 40 minutes but was able to revive her. From then on, she was on critical condition and had to stay on ICU for more than a month. She then contracted a series of post-cardiac complications (a number of pneumonias and infections), only her kidneys were not affected but she still was plugged to a dialysis machine in order to prevent that from happening.
After ICU, as she slowly stabilizes, she was moved to the Telemetry department, still for close monitoring as she was still hooked to a mechanical ventilator. She stayed there for another month with recurring infections that prevented us from moving her to a regular room.
While there, the doctors advised us to prefer, in our house, a hospital-like room for her where we were supposed to wait for her to gain consciousness because they cannot ascertain when she’s going to wake up, that we should do the waiting at home instead of waiting it out in the hospital.
On November 23, 2018, she was deemed stable for transport and release, we were able to borrow an ambulance with the help of Taguig City local government and brought her home.
She’s still minimally-conscious but we are hoping that her brain is recovering, we were seeing improvements on her reflexes and take those as good signs. She went under a tracheostomy procedure and breathing through it, with the help of 2 LPM oxygen. She also feeds via peg inserted to her stomach. Since she’s still unconscious and cannot “cough” on her own, we regularly suction the secretions via her trache-tube.
She’s currently on palliative care, still unconscious and requires constant supervision.
Though we were able to bring her home, her hospital bills, amounting to $62,000.00, are still unpaid, and will come due on April 2019.
While we are doing our best to give all the care she needs and saving, raising enough money to settle the hospital bill, we appeal to everyone who can to help us in any way possible to lighten up the load that we are carrying.
BPI Savings Account:
Account Name: Fatima R. Mira-ato (Sister)
Account No: 8529 2066 75
More of her YouTube videos here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyHbY5mzqCzaRiEG9...