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Humbly seeking your help for medical assistance for our Mama’s chemotherapy sessions. Just recently (August 27, 2020), our Mama, Clasol Michelle M. Cruz, suddenly experienced severe stomach pain and got admitted at the hospital. After several laboratory test, she was eventually diagnosed with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer (Pancreatic Head Adenocarcinoma with Duodenal Extension with Pulmonary Metastasis). Sadly, cancer has already spread to her intestines and lungs.
She’s currently at home, with several pain medications (morphine, fentanyl citrate patch, tylenol, pregabalin in 50 & 75 mg) to ease her severe stomach pain. We also found out that she has become diabetic because of her cancer (pancreas secrete the body’s insulin). Thus, we have to monitor her CBG 3x a day before meals and inject different dosages of insulin glulisine when needed (plus her other maintenance insulin glargine every evening). Her maintenance medicine approximately cost Php 30,000 php per month.
Unfortunately, we have already used her HMO coverage and exhausted all our savings. This has left us under a huge debt due to hospital bills and her incoming chemotherapy sessions.
As per her Oncologist, she needs to undergo 12 chemotherapy sessions wherein each session costs Php80,000 (medicines plus professional fees).
Despite that, we cannot let our Mom go without putting up a fight. Hence, we are seeking for your assistance to help us cover her chemotherapy sessions and maintenance medicines.
Any amount will help us immensely and will be highly appreciated.
For those without PayPal account, you may send your donations here:
Camille M Cruz
We would forever be thankful to each and everyone who would help us in any way even as simple as spreading this message.
Lastly, please don’t forget to include our Mama’s healing in your prayers.
Thank you very much.
Mama’s 10th Chemo SessionUpdate posted by Diane Cruz at 01:12 pm
After a week of her 10th chemotherapy being delayed, Mama’s CBC result last February 13 came out good. Thus, Mama was able to proceed to her 10th chemotherapy session last February 15-17. This is a photo of her during her first day (of 10th session) at the hospital.Mama’s 11th chemotherapy. . . . .
Delayed 10th Chemo SessionUpdate posted by Diane Cruz at 12:54 pm
Mama’s 10th chemotherapy session is supposed to be last February 8-10. Unfortunately, as per her doctor, her CBC is too low for her too proceed. Her doctor has been worried that her body might not take the chemotherapy well with this results. Thus, she decided to delay Mama’s 10th session
CT Scan Before the 9th Chemo SessionUpdate posted by Diane Cruz at 12:40 pm
To check the effectiveness of her chemotherapy, Mama has been opted to undergo CT Scan before her 9th m session.As for her chest scan, unfortunately, at least 3 new non calcified pulmonary nodules has been detected in Mama’s left lower lobe. But our hopes are high that it will shrink. . . . .
Mama’s 8th Chemo SessionUpdate posted by Diane Cruz at 11:54 am
Mama’s 8th chemo session took place last January 11-13, 2021. But to proceed, she was advised to undergo blood transfusion after her chemotherapy. And this is because even with the Filgrastim injectables to increase her blood count, the laboratory result of her blood extraction (pre chemo requirement) is still too. . . . .
Mama on her 7th Chemo SessionUpdate posted by Diane Cruz at 04:44 am
After Mama’s original 7th chemo schedule got delayed (Dec 21-23), she was given 3 Filgrastim injection to stimulate the production of her white blood cell. Thus, the results of her blood extraction (for her new 7th chemo sched) were good that she didn’t have to undergo blood transfusion.
7th Chemo Session DelayedUpdate posted by Diane Cruz at 04:29 am
Mama’s 7th chemo session was supposed to be on Dec 21-23 but unfortunately, the result of her blood count (pre chemo requirement) was too low. Thus, her 7th chemo session was delayed. Her doctor gave her Filgrastim to treat her low neutrophil count. It had to be injected to her. . . . .
Lab Results before 5th Chemo SessionUpdate posted by Diane Cruz at 03:35 am
So before every session, she is required to have her CBC, ALT, AST, and Creatinine tested to make sure her body can take the chemotherapy drugs. Here are the results of her blood exams.Since it is already her 5th chemo session, the doctors needed to know if she is responding. . . . .
4th Chemo SessionUpdate posted by Diane Cruz at 03:19 am
Apologies for the delay the on the update during Mama’s 4th chemo session. Unfortunately, we were also affected by the outrange of Typhoon Ulysses last Nov 11-13. Here’s a photo of how deep the flood water was..
Mama’s 3rd Chemo SessionUpdate posted by Diane Cruz at 11:43 am
Mama finished her 3rd Chemo Session (Oct 27-29) at The Medical City Ortigas. Her total bill this session reached 81,710.27 php minus the discount benefits (e.g. Philhealth).Though sometimes she experience some nausea, and hair loss, her stomach has severely subsided since her first chemo session.Here’s a photo of Mama during
COVID Swab Test Prior to her Chemotherapy SessionsUpdate posted by Diane Cruz at 06:35 pm
Photo from our Mama’s COVID Swab Test last September 22, as per requirement before she starts having her chemotherapy. Big thanks to the city government of Pasig for the free swab test and for the safe & discreet testing procedures.Her results came out fast, only a few days after the