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I had to go and fetch our Mommy, Lourdes Icasiano de Guzman Laderas, in Dumaguete because she was confined in the ICU for severe headache and vomiting. After undergoing a CT Scan, it was confirmed that she had ruptured aneurysm. This damaged her right eye. The doctors handling her in Dumaguete said they cannot do the procedure there -- coiling. They said that it can only be done either in Cebu or Manila. Since we live in Laguna, the family decided to fly her back to Manila.
It took us three days to get a flight back to Manila as Philippine Airlines declined to take us on board (they did not want to allow a 'patient with aneurysm' on board and insisted we avail of an air ambulance. Something we couldn't afford because it would cost us P550,000. Finally, Cebu Pacific took us on their first flight back to Manila on Tuesday, July 2, 2019.
We then went straight to Medical Center Manila to get her assessed by the cardiologist, neurologist and the neurosurgeon. As per the assessment in Dumaguete, she really needs to undergo coiling to stop the aneurysm from bleeding. We then discussed the cost of this but as it turns out, this will depend on the number of coils that will be used for the procedure and if she would need a stent too. Initial quotation was almost P1M... procedure alone.
We have already pooled our resources, life savings but unfortunately we are not able to come up with the amount needed to go through with the procedure. So we opted to go to Philippine General Hospital hoping to get the medication our mom badly needs for less.
We are now on our second week here in the hospital (our third) My mom is still on standby waiting for the procedure to be done. We still cannot give the doctors the go signal to proceed because up to now we still do not have the money to pay for the surgery. We are humbly asking for your help to let our mom get this procedure done so we can have her back home soon.
Thank you very much.
- Leah Laderas
- Campaign Owner
JULY 30, 2019 – LOURDES G. LADERAS MEDICAL CONDITIONUpdate posted by Leah Laderas at 10:39 am
The last machine connected to mom has been removed today. She is now breathing on her own. Her scar (a big one) on her forehead eh natuyo na rin ng maayos. Good call to not allow her to be transferred to 'the real ICU'. We just had her room converted. . . . .
JULY 23, 2019 – LOURDES G. LADERAS MEDICAL CONDITIONUpdate posted by Leah Laderas at 11:04 am
Mom is still in the ICU. Actually she is in her private room which we converted to an ICU (complete with all the gadgets she needs) Right now medyo pakikiusapan muna namin yung mga gustong dumalaw to be contented with simply a 'peek' of mommy. Silip lang po muna. May. . . . .
JULY 19, 2019 – LOURDES G. LADERAS MEDICAL CONDITIONUpdate posted by Leah Laderas at 07:46 pm
Yesterday our mom was removed from PACU (post-anesthesia care unit) and was brought to her room. I wish I could tell you that she is already better because she is now in her room but she isn’t yet. “wala lang pwesto sa ICU kaya dinala siya sa kwarto niya at. . . . .
July 16, 2019 Procedure of Mrs. Lourdes G. LaderasUpdate posted by Leah Laderas at 05:58 am
After spending more than 3 weeks in the hospital my mom finally got the treatment she badly needed. Yesterday, a portion of her skull was opened to clip the ruptured vein and treat her aneurysm. Everything went smoothly. But towards the end of her procedure her blood pressure started to. . . . .
Lourdes Laderas (071419 PGH)Update posted by Leah Laderas at 04:51 am
Yesterday, July 13, 2019 was my mom’s scheduled procedure to treat her aneurysm. The procedure was cancelled and moved to a later date because the night before, July 12, 2019 she suffered a heart attack. Right now the doctors are treating her for 2 things; her aneurysm and her heart. . . . .