June 28 2019 8:00 PM
My name is James. I am the eldest son of my Dad Alex and my Mom Joy. You can look me up in facebook : James Matthew Aguilar. I am humbly asking for everyone's help to raise funds for my Dad who is currently in the ICU due to cardiac arrest. Just to give everyone a background on what happened,
My dad and my sister were on their way home from work. Usual Friday with heavy traffic backed up with rain. I received a call from my sister who was clearly in panic saying that my dad had a difficult time breathing , a few minutes later the situation escalated. the whole family was lost and confused , me being at work that time , my mom and my brother at home, all of us receiving frantic calls from my sister. Fastforward to 20 minutes later, my Dad and my sister were already in an ambulance as he already asked for oxygen. Usually my dad doesnt want to go to hospitals so hearing this made me think that this is already serious. After 10 minutes everyone was in shock as my sister tells my mom that our dad is being revived. in no less than 60 minutes, the clan was practically at the emergency room. Me being lost and in doubt , went straight to the doctors in charge to see what was going on. There was a sigh of relief when I saw dad on the bed,twitching, with tubes attached to him. Right then there and then I thought , at least he is alive. I'll worry about the specifics later on.
My Dad, Alexander Aguilar, suffered a heart attack. His 2nd to be exact.
He has been unconscious for 11 days as of this writing. (July 9, 2019) . We have no idea on how extensive the brain damage was but i guess it did take a toll on him as he is quite unresponsive until now. He was out for more than 10 minutes and doctors say that a lack of oxygen for that long can cause severe brain damage and could be fatal. A lot of complications arose from the cardiac arrest. His lungs got filled with a liter of water. (This was drained out a couple of days ago though.) His blood sugar and blood pressure was very volatile. On top of that , he already acquired some infections due to the tubes and other procedures done. There is very minimal brain activity as mentioned by the Neurologists. I'm not quite versed with medical terms but I due to the prologned time that the brain did not have oxygen, he is in a light coma as of the moment .
Doctors are planning to do a Traechostomy and adding a peg for feeding sometime this week. Unfortunately ,we have exhausted our HMO coverages and are now in the talks of selling our house. This is to ensure that we have enough funding here in the hospital and when my dad goes home. But we feel that selling the house and letting go of the car would not be enough since we also need to settle family debts brought about by his Bypass 7 years ago.
Our current bill is almost at P 700,000 and this does not include the professional fees from the doctors yet. This is also exclusive of the next few days or weeks that we will be here in the ICU , not to mention the operations and procedures which are lined up. Our average spend each day is at P70,000 that includes the medicines and use of medical equipments.
Our dad needs to wake up.. and when he does , we dont want him to worry about anything anymore so that's why we are taking our chances here. We would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to our family, relatives and friends who already helped out but if anyone out there would be able to come across this plea for help, we would greatly appreciate your helping hand. I'm not quite sure yet how this works but we also have BPI, Unionbank and BDO account numbers . Please feel free to reach out to us for any questions
FACEBOOK : James Matthew Aguilar
Mobile Number : +63-927-546-4517