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Our father, 68-year-old Ricardo "Boy" Olarte, suddenly collapsed on the morning of December 24, 2021. Due to a blockage in an artery, his heartbeat has become irregular and his brain did not receive enough oxygen, causing lightheadedness and fainting.
We were advised that he needs to undergo an angioplasty as well as a pacemaker insertion surgery at the soonest possible time. We celebrated Christmas Eve with him in bed. He was so nauseous the entire day that he could barely get up. He continues to struggle with dizziness and his mobility.
Our father has had heart problems for years. In 2016, he suffered a heart attack right before my brother's wedding. In 2019, he had his first angioplasty. During both times, our family's finances were depleted covering the costs of the operation.
An angioplasty alone costs P330,000 while a pacemaker can cost up to P250,000, and the cost of the pacemaker insertion and hospitalization at P210,000. The total is sadly beyond what we can pool together as a family. We are knocking on your hearts to please spare what you can to help us achieve our target amount of P790,000 so we can arrange for our father's angioplasty and pacemaker insertion surgery.
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Account Name: Raynand C. Olarte
Account Number: 011468003228
Name: Rico Julo O.
Mobile Number: 0915-872-3438
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Angiogram and observation for nowUpdate posted by Raynand Olarte at 02:59 pm
Our father underwent an angiogram on February 5, Saturday, at Cardinal Santos Medical Center. Some good news. The procedure showed that his heart does not have a new blockage, so another angioplasty was no longer necessary. He had his follow-up checkup with his cardiologist on February 8, Tuesday, and we. . . . .
Angiogram ScheduleUpdate posted by Raynand Olarte at 03:06 pm
As of January 25, Tuesday, our father's cardiologist confirmed the schedule for the angiogram. It will be done on February 5, Saturday, at Cardinal Santos Medical Center. The procedure will determine if there is a need for another angioplasty or if a pacemaker insertion surgery will suffice. We will provide
The household tests positive for COVID-19Update posted by Raynand Olarte at 01:35 pm
Mere hours after a scheduled visit to a hospital on January 6, our father and the entire household experienced scratchy throats and fever. They were able to get swabbed on January 10, and three out of four members tested positive for COVID-19. The next two weeks were spent focusing on. . . . .
2D Echo On December 30, 2021Update posted by Raynand Olarte at 02:53 am
Our father is doing better and is livelier these days. He is encouraged because of people's prayers and support and is able to move around more in the house. He uses a walker for stability.He underwent a 2D Echo procedure on December 30, 2021. We are still waiting for the. . . . .