Mama Tessy Medical Fund

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There is a brain aneurysm rupturing every 18 minutes. Ruptured brain aneurysms are fatal in about 40% of cases. Of those who survive, about 66% suffer some permanent neurological deficit. Approximately 15% of patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) die before reaching the hospital.

This is what exactly happened to my sister. On the afternoon of March 4, 2018, Thess, 46 years of age, a mother of two experienced severe headache while on the way to mall as she was seated at the passenger side together with my other sibling Doris who was driving. Doris panicked when she saw Thess unconscious on the seat and not responding to her, her eyes turned white and almost falling on the seat. She thought it was a stroke and looked for the nearest hospital.

She brought her to the nearest hospital in Las Pinas Medical Center in Moonwalk and Thess vomited three times while on the emergency room. She was given immediate care and was given meds for her blood pressure to go down at 200 over 180. The initial impression was stroke and the CT Scan shows severe bleeding in the left brain, making her right body unable to move. The bleeding was already severe that herniation of some important parts of her brain started. The vomiting was caused by the pressure inside the skull, and she was declared in a coma with a Glasgow Coma Scale of 4, just 1 point shy of the lowest possible score of 3 over 15. Surgery wasn't an option.

Upon learning of the situation, knowing that the hospital doesn't have enough resources, I moved heaven and earth to contact my network for an immediate transfer and referral to a better equipped hospital. Several hospitals were called, but no ICU was available. It was through the help of my dearest bestfriend, Jimvert, a supervisor in UPHD Medical Center in Las Pinas that we were reserved a room in the ICU. But the next challenge was the availability of ambulance for the transfer. Every hospital's ambulance is out and it took several hours for an outsourced ambulance to arrive.

On admission to the ER in the University of Perpetual Help Medical Center, my sister Thess was still in a coma, with her blood pressure still on the 200mmhg mark. It was later stabilized with the ongoing diuretics to relieve her of the pressure by pulling the water away out of the body.

With the doctors brief when I arrived, I immediately grasped the situation. Prognosis was poor and surgery can't be done.

Today is March 13, the ninth day of the critical ten days observation in the ICU where her condition started to slowly deteriorate, bodily functions slowly affected, organs slowly failing.

And with this, hospital bills are accumulating and this where we as a whole family would need help with. No one could have predicted this would happen, no one would have wanted this to happen. And just like any emergency, we come unprepared.

We believe in the goodness of people and kindness of the human spirit. We would like to appeal to your generous hearts to help us go through this.

Please share and donate any amount you can...

#PrayforTessy

Fundraising Team

  • Iosif Cade
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  • Campaign Owner
  • Aitanna Czarina Polvos
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  • Daughter and Social Media Manager

Donors

  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Mar 16, 2018
  • condolences

₱5000.00
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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Mar 15, 2018
  • Get well soon, Ate Tessy.

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Mar 16

Mama Tessy Passed Away

Update posted by Iosif Cade at 11:23 am

March 16, 2018Our dear sibling, Teresita Cadelina Polvos 46, housewife to Joseph A. Polvos, and a mother to a 19 year-old son Karl Michael and 21-year old Aitanna Czarina joined our Creator peacefully in the early hours of Friday, March 16, 2018 at 2:40AM.Medical bills are pending and body of

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10 donors
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Mar 16, 2018
  • condolences

₱5000.00
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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Mar 15, 2018
  • Get well soon, Ate Tessy.

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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Mar 14, 2018
  • I feel your struggles Mama Jo. I’m continuously praying for your sister to survive this. Be strong Mama. Andito lang kami if you need anything.

₱3000.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Mar 14, 2018
  • Praying for your sister's fast recovery Iosif.

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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Mar 14, 2018
₱1000.00
  • Martine Lee
  • Donated on Mar 13, 2018
  • I will pray for you dear sister. God bless you and your family. Have strength in God because He will always look after you. May God bring healing and comfort, and watch over your mind, body and spirit.

₱800.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Mar 13, 2018
  • Praying for Tess and family to be strong & have faith.

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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Mar 13, 2018
  • Sending thoughts & prayers for your sissy totep. Be strong!

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  • Guest
  • Donated on Mar 13, 2018
₱200.00
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₱16,500
raised of ₱200,000.00 goal
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