It's our mom's second confinement this year. She was confined last July due to uncontrolled type 2 diabetes mellitus. Our bill last July was Php 55,000 and it was covered by her health card. We paid Php 506 for the items that were not covered. Her health card limit is only Php 100,000 and the available balance left is only Php 45,000.
She was again admitted last September 6th due to difficulty breathing. While in the ER, lab testing, abdominal ultrasound, and chest x-ray were done. The chest x-ray showed fluid in her left lung. The abdominal ultrasound found abnormalities in her kidneys especially in the left kidney that we were told was not functioning anymore.
The fluid in her left lung was aspirated. Her CBC came back with significantly elevated white blood cells (3x higher than the normal range). The doctor told us that our mom needs to breathe on her own (as she is on daily oxygen) and gain some weight before we can take her home or pay the current hospital bill charges to transfer her to a government hospital and proceed with the left kidney removal. Her IV antibiotic has no equivalent oral treatment that is why we were told she needs to stay in the hospital. Our running bill is almost Php 300,000.
Thank you in advance. God Bless!
Sept 19, 2019 (UPDATE)
Since last week, all labs were paid cash basis. Yesterday and today, we paid Php7500 for the labs.
Sept 21, 2019 (UPDATE)
Our mom had a chest x-ray earlier today. The doctor said her left lung has fluid again so a thoracostomy needs to be performed. We deposited Php30K from the funding and they asked for another Php10K tonight just to proceed with the chest tube placement and want us to pay another Php20K tomorrow.
Sept 26, 2019 (UPDATE)
Our mom was referred to TB Dots today. Running bill is Php400K+.
Sept 28, 2019 (UPDATE)
Our mom was transferred to ICU at midnight and moved to isolation room tonight.
Oct 3, 2019 (UPDATE)
Her tube was removed last week and had an X-ray last Tue. The result was great though she will still experience difficulty in breathing because of her TB. The doctor said she can go home with NGT and Foley Cath. She is required to have PT at home. Our final bill is less than Php400K.
Oct 13, 2019 (UPDATE)
Our mom's complexion is getting dark. Not talking just sleeping most of the day.
Oct 20, 2019
Our account was closed. We have to buy everything cash basis. We are spending Php11000-15000 for her medications.
Oct 21, 2019
Our mom is talkative though her long words are hard to understand and following some directions today.