My name is Cresiele Cortez Puyo, my daughter, Jullian Kazzie Puyo was diagnosed last December 2016 positive with acute lymphoblastic leukemia ( 86% blast), by that time I decided to resigned from my 10-year job to focus on my daughter's medication. We immediately started the chemotherapy the same year she was diagnosed at the Philippines Children Medical Center(PCMC).
Lian has been in-and-out of the hospital for almost 3 years now. The protocol for standard Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia is 3 years. Despite of almost everyday chemotherapy, Lian still managed to stay active, energetic and jolly. It seems like everything was normal just like the other kids except that she don't have hair anymore. But unfortunately, during her 5th cycle on maintenance last August 2018, without any signs, she relapsed with 96% blast on her bone marrow aspirate. We started again the chemotherapy, from scratch, new protocol but with higher doses of chemodrugs. Again everything went well until we reached the 2nd cycle of her maintenance. But suddenly became very moody and look so pale. She keeps on sleeping the whole day so I decided to bring her to the hospital to check the CBC but sad to say her immune system was zero , platelets count was 11 only and the white blood cells were 146, too high. We stayed again at the hospital for almost a month. Again, a lot of bags of blood transfered, steroids and antibiotics, and injections not only in her two hands but also in her feet. Again, she relapsed July 2019, from then, we started with the new protocol, again, with much higher dose than her previous ones.
Her doctor told us that Lian's bone marrow is still full of blast and if we continue the chemotherapy she will be more prone to many kinds of infection since her immune system was too weak but we don't have any choice so we take the risk by continuing the therapy. By then, she suffered from different kind of infection, allergies from antibiotics and reaction from platelet transfusion. As of today, November 11, 2019, she still have 2% blast on her bone marrow and still continuing her chemotherapy but the doctor already told us to prepare for the bone marrow transplant early next year at St. Lukes, which is approximately costs 3 million pesos.
We are trying to reach out to any who has contacts to persons, cancer support groups or any association that could help us support financially to proceed her bone marrow transplant and extend the life of our baby, Lian.
You can also send us any amount thru my husband's BDO savings account: Alvin C. Puyo/010330241451
Any amount would be very much appreciated.