Josefino Gabriel, whom we call as Daddy Joel, was first admitted last January 24, 2021 due to a mere pain on his chest. He was then diagnosed to have only 5% of his kidney functioning. The doctors decided that it was best to install a fistula for his dialysis and was then discharged a week after, which was last January 31, 2021 at 6:00 PM.
Not long after his discharge, during midnight of the same day (January 31), he was rushed back to the hospital due to reoccurring chest pain and vomiting. He was then admitted for the second time around and during this, Daddy Joel undergone several tests that includes Angiogram.
Based on the findings, it was concluded by the doctors that he is in need of a Bypass Surgery. The family was then given 3-4 days to process this news.
The family decided that it is best to push through with this important surgery. Daddy Joel was then prepped for his Open Heart Surgery last February 5, 2021. Fortunately, the procedure went well. Together with the success of this, he needs to undergo Cardiac Rehab to regain his strength.
Due to Daddy Joel's existing diabetes and ongoing dialysis, it didn't become easy for him to do his cardiac therapy. This caused other complications, particularly to his lungs; and because of this, doctors advised him to undergo dialysis daily, starting February 24, 2021 onwards. This is a big change prior to the every other day schedule he had prior.
Because of the said complications, his lungs started accumulating an increased volume of water from his body. The doctors then advised that a Pigtail Catheter be installed to his body. This added up on top of all the previous procedures he recently underwent. We are praying that this procedure will eventually help him breathe easily and finally be able to start with his cardiac therapy.
As of this writing, Daddy Joel's running accumulated hospital bill have reached more than 2 million pesos.
While we carry on with Daddy Joel's story, the whole family, would like to knock on your kind hearts to seek financial help for his ongoing expenses—ongoing hospital bills, continuous dialysis treatments, several medications, laboratory procedures, ultrasounds and other therapies. Your contributions will mean a lot and be very much appreciated.
Below are the family's Bank Account / GCash Details: