December 8, 2016 when I started feeling weak and having congested lungs every night while on the bed. I felt drowning and had lungs full of phlegm. I hear my nose whistling everytime I breath.
After 3 sleepless nights due to my unending cough, lung congestion and numbing of my 2 hands, I decided to go to the hospital.
After performing a blood test, ultrasound and an ECG, they have confirmed that I have a heart failure and ESRD ( End Stage Renal Disease)
I have never been in a hospital before and getting my blood taken every 5 AM in the morning for my 5 days stay in the hospital was very frightening for me. I have to take different medicines to make my blood pressure down and water retention go away.
With the help of the doctor and medicines I'm taking, I was released after 5 days.
On my first appointment with my Nephrologist last January 8, all my lab results and ECG have improved. I was advised to go home to get my transplant done in the Philippines.
Although I can get assistance in our healthcare program for the transplant, I would still need to have 300,000 Pesos ($6,050) in my bank account to be approved in my application for kidney transplant. Aside from the transplant expenses, I also have to have money for my post transplant medicines (anti rejection drugs) which cost $1,600 per month for the 1st 3 months.
I don't have a job now nor insurance to cover my medical bills. I used to be the bread winner of the family. My parents are all retired and are in their 60's and does not have money to support me either. My 3 brothers are only earning minimun salary and cannot help me financially either.
We are not financially capable of supporting all the expenses I have for my kidney transplant and medicine.
Aside from the weekly expenses that I will have to pay for dialysis, I am scared and terified of the pain if might cause me. I had to travel 30 minutes on the way to the hospital and back and spend 4 hours in the hospital twice a week. I will never be able to get a job with this kind of situation.
I still want to be able to fulfill my dreams and to have a family and children. I feel too young to be suffering like this. I still want to help my parents. To give them grand children, to be able to help more people and to be able to extend and enjoy the life God has given me.
Every donations you will give will be appreciated from the bottom of my heart. My family and i will be eternally grateful for your generosity and help.