Trinidad Laroza, 87 years old, is my beloved mami's (grandma's) name. It may not mean anything to other people, but to us, she is..and has been the loving matriarch of the family. She underwent angioplasty in 1997 and has been taking a lot of maintenance medicines for her heart, asthma, hypertension, and kidney problem ever since.
Timeline of events from hospitalization to current date
On April 1, my uncle and his wife rushed mami to the emergency room at Unihealth Southwoods because she had huge problems breathing. Since it's summer now, the heat makes it extra difficult for her. She was immediately nebulized, given oxygen, steroids, heplock..underwent skin test, lab tests, X-Ray, etc. She was able to calm down and breathe after a while as she was admitted to a regular room. On April 2 though, she got worse. We had to call a resident doctor to ask what needs to be done. She was then endorsed to the ICU (Intensive Care Unit) where she was connected to a cardiac monitor, NGT, pulmo-ventilator, etc.
On April 4, her breathing has started to improve. They're slowly weaning her off the breathing machine. However, her doctors (pulmonologist and cardiologist, respiratory and heart doctors, respectively) are still monitoring everything else because her blood pressure was still very high at 180/90. In the afternoon, they also called for her nephrologist (kidney) because her creatinine was high.
April 8 - the doctors are testing to see if they can remove her from the ventilator as they were trying to decrease her reliance on them the days before so she can breathe on her own. However, they'll put her back on it if it looks like she can't handle it on her own. So we're praying that she's able to breathe easier on her own. And that there will be no more complications.
April 12 - discharged from the hospital provided that we buy a bigger oxygen tank. No complications so far aside from hypertension.
April 16 - back to the emergency room because of hypertension then after being given her prescription medicine, her blood pressure monitor glitched and she just slept and slept so we decided to go to the hospital. They had her undergo a CT scan to check for stroke/s.
Because of all these, I, Jillian Laroza, one of her granddaughters, along with my family, decided to seek help from others through crowdfunding as the medical cost is way beyond our means now. The cost of her stay at the ICU + tests + medicine + heart station + nursing services among other things have all accumulated aside from the three doctors' professional fees... On the second day, the SOA was around Php100,000+ already. And it's just steadily rising. We would not have asked but we are at our limit with our funds and resources especially because of my aunt's brain aneurysm recently...
With regard to my grandma now, if we can't pay up, all the medicines needed, laboratory tests, and necessary procedures would be on a cash basis, which we sadly cannot produce anymore... So we are humbly asking for any donation that you might give. Any amount will help a lot. Or help us get the word out there and share this campaign on your social media accounts. Our family would be forever grateful and you would be helping to save a life...
Help save my grandma! Please donate!
Thank you! xx
P.S. All donations will go to my aunt's (Lyn Laroza's) account as she is the one staying with mami at the hospital and is the one delegated to handle the funds for payment of the hospital bills.