Last December 12, 2019, my father was caught in an accident along A. Bonifacio Avenue in Quezon City, Philippines and was hit by an unlicensed and unregistered dump truck. The accident has resulted in serious physical injuries with his right foot being badly mangled and was unable to recover causing the amputation of his right leg.
This incident was followed by multiple organ malfunctions that caused his heart to weaken and drop to only 18% of it working. His respiratory system was affected as well and he is experiencing difficulties in breathing due to the leakage of water into his lungs that made his oxygen level fluctuate from time to time. For more than a month now, my father's vital signs remained unstable which required a lot of medical attention.
The need for his life sustenance costs more than what our family can provide. Our current bill had already reached more than 600,000.00 pesos (doctor’s fees not yet included) and we have already paid and spent more than 300,000.00 pesos for medicines and laboratory because we are now on a CASH basis arrangement with the hospital. This is because the hospital would not allow additional fees to be added to the current bill as we have already exceeded our credit limit.
Last, January 6, 2020, the hospital recommended that our father be placed in ICU care due to his worsening condition but this would cost an additional 50,000 pesos for ICU care plus 6,000.00 pesos (total 56,000.00 pesos) daily charge. We refused to avail of this medical requirement because we would not be able pay that much daily. As an alternative, they required us to hire a private nurse which costs us an additional 5,500.00 pesos for a 24/7 nursing care (2,200.00 pesos for morning nurse and 2,300 pesos for the evening nurse). Apart from all these expenses, we are providing for his daily maintenance care (dextrose, medicine, other hospital equipment e.g. masks, tubes, syringe, etc.). Until now, more than a month from his accident, my father is still confined at the hospital and the hospital's management already approached us and asked to settle the current bill.
We have already exhausted all our means and approached numerous Government offices and financial assistance programs that could possibly help, but failed to be granted with much help. So far we only secured PCSO Office's assistance which gave a guarantee letter for 10,000.00 pesos. While the DSWD office advised they do not have funding for 2020 cases at this time.
My family is appealing to your kind hearts to help us extend the life of our father. Your help, in any way, would be greatly appreciated. Thank you and God Bless!