Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Age: 2 years old
Grandmother: Is terminally ill. Has cancer.
Mother: Still in college, living with her grandmother
The sad thing about this patient is that both her grandmother and her has cancer. Initially, Andrea was diagnose with Primary Complex which is some kind of Tuberculosis in children. She was very under weight. Can only finish less than 4 ounce of milk. Few weeks passed and they notice that she is lifting her legs and does not want to stand or walk. The doctor said that something is eating up her bones because its getting thinner. After few test, they found out that she has Histiocytosis. Click the link if you want to learn more about this disease.
Now she is undergoing chemotheraphy once every week for 6 months and then once a month for 1 year. She is also now slowly getting better and I just spoke to her aunt, she is already eating well. They said that its because of the steroids.
The remaining $67.00 x P40/$1 = P2,680.00. Gave them P3,000 for the laboratories and their expenses. This money is not enough to cover all their expenses but at least we contributed. I also gave them some canned goods and groceries.
I was not able to get the receipt for the laboratories but I can promise you that the money was given to them.
Right now, the one providing the financial help is her aunt who works in Dubai. She got here March 12, 2009. She will go back to Dubai after holy week. She is taking care of both her mother who has cancer and her grand daughter.