In mid 2017, my mom was diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Decease (CKD). From then she had tried to fight the illness with medicines and herbal remedy. Unfortunately, they did not work and eventually, in August of 2018 she was hospitalized and was told that she had to undergo emergency dialysis.
She followed instructions and when she got discharged she had to continue with dialysis for three times a week going forward.
Everything had been fine until May of 2019. Her fistula, which was situated on her left arm had grown a lump by her elbow crease. One of the doctors in the dialysis center she goes to had said that it was only arthritis and had prescribed her medicine for that ailment.
A few weeks later the lump had grown and was turning a little yellow due to the pus. Getting more worried that seemed that it was not what the doctor had diagnosed, we consulted her vascular doctor, afraid it might affect her fistula.
We were told to do an ultrasound and not to worry unless it bleeds.
We followed orders.
Fast forward the next day and the lump did bleed out and she was rushed to the hospital.
It turned out that the lump was due to her getting aneurysm in her arm. She had to undergo operation. We had asked the doctor to save the fistula but the doctor said they couldn’t save it.
For a couple of months she had to undergo dialysis treatment through a catheter that was pierced through her neck which eventually got infected which lead to us back in the hospitals operating table. They had to remove the catheter and give her a new one on the opposite side of her neck as they can no longer use the right side.
With this, we had to make sure she get operated with a new fistula soon.
November 2019, finally she was taken in by the doctor for fistula operation.
Fast forward to today, March 2020, she was diagnosed to having both hepatitis B and C. Her stomach has inflated so big that it looks like she’s 9 months pregnant.
Her health is declining and with the new found hepatitis it might progress to liver cancer.
We are trying our best to save her and give her a longer life, however we can’t give her a longer life if we can no longer finance her treatments.
In the span of a year and half from her first hospitalization, we have accumulated a debt of Php 200,000 (around $4000) in total due to hospital bills, dialysis treatment, and medicine.
Please help us fund my moms health care needs.
We are a family of five. My mom (43), my dad (48), myself (23), and my two younger siblings (17 & 12). We all work together to help her out.
My dad is the only one we have in terms of financial needs as he is the only one who has a steady paying job. I have left my employment and took the role of my moms caretaker. My two younger siblings are still students and cannot help financially.
The help you will give regardless of the amount will certainly be a big help in this battle of saving and lengthening our mother’s life. Please, we need your help tremendously.
You can also donate through G-Cash and/or BPI deposit.