Hello! My name is Psalm Hope. I am raising funds to help pay for my Lolo (Grandfather) Tom's hospital and dialysis bills. I have just recently gotten to know him better and I would love to have more time with him.
Ever since I was born, he has always been there taking care of me. He watches cartoons with me. Tells me funny stories that make me smile and laugh. He teaches me new stuff everyday. He even sneaks me cookies sometimes.
Lately, Lolo Tom has gotten weaker. He has been undergoing dialysis 3 times a week for the past 12.5 years. For the past 5 months, he has been in and out of the hospital because an unidentified mass was found behind his left eye near the brain, and currently he is again in the hospital.
He was admitted on October 25 2019 because he was experiencing agonizing headaches and vomited everything he ate. An MRI with dye was done and it was found that the mass was aggressively growing. He went under Nasopharyngeal Biopsy but because of his weak heart and lungs, his blood pressure and heart rate dropped so much that he had to be transferred to the ICU. He was given medicines and hooked up to machines to stabilize his vital signs. It was only after 3 weeks that his vital signs finally stabilized enough for him to be transferred to a regular room.
He was asleep for the first 2 days after leaving the ICU and when he woke up, it was obvious that the trauma had affected his mind as well. His body was relatively recovering but his mind was being left behind. Lolo Tom was diagnosed with Dementia on March 2017 and the ICU event had further worsened it. As of today, he is still currently confined. Even if he is discharged soon, his medicines and homecare would need to continue. Unfortunately, we do not have the means to address these needs.
To you who have read this, my family and I, ask for a little help. I want to spend more time with my Lolo. I want to listen to more of his stories and eat more cookies with him. That is why my family and I, humbly ask for a donation of any amount. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Every little bit helps. Thank you and God Bless!
You can also directly deposit donations here:
Alexe Thomas F. Taguinod
BPI Mckinley Branch