Sunday, 15 June 2014

Increase in Dialysis Fee

Last month i got a call from my parents and I have been informed that Dialysis Fee in Taal Batangas have increased with additional 800 pesos. It's another burden to Kidney patient. Did you know that there are patient who cannot attend to their need of having regular dialysis?
I just hope that the government will do something to increase the 45 sessions that is being provided by PhilHealth. I also hope that bad news being shown between PhilHealth and Private Hospital relation will not become worst, because if the proposal of some private hospital push through about not accepting Phil Health in their hospital it will be a big burden to patients.
My father is still havign it's ongoing regular Kidney Dialysis session, and thanks God His grace is sufficient for us.
I have updated this site with a new banner about AIM Global which I am now part of. I have decided to join this network company due to the fact my father needs some food supplement as well as I also need an additional income. So it's hitting 2 birds in one stone.
Till my next post.

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

My Father Had a Successful Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery (Cholecystectomy)

I just like to report on this blog that my father is doing great. He is still under his dialysis 2 times per week. Last week he was diagnose on having stone in his gall bladder. He undergone a Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery for Gallstones. The technology is really great because after the operation my father was able to stand and act normal. This is a best option for doing the surgery. It is not an open surgery but the only problem for this is the cost of the surgery.

We have spend an approximate cost of Php 120,000 for this surgery (Hospital, Doctors, Medicine and Lab works).

A kidney dialysis patient cannot with stand or is very risky to have an open surgery and it involves a high risk for the patient. Due to this it makes us decide to proceed with Laparoscopy even if it is costly. Praise God the operation was successful.

I believed that due to prayers my father undergone a successful operation. The operation was done at Our Lady of Caysasay in Lemery Batangas. Dr Norberto Malibiran Jr., MD made the surgery.

Contact Details

Our Lady of Caysasay Medical Center

Lemery, Batangas

Tel No.: (043) 4091888 to 92

Saturday, 15 June 2013

How To Prevent High Expenses of Kidney Dialysis?

Above mentioned question, is the first thing I asked myself after knowing that my father will undergone medication. And upon research, all those high expenses can be prevented if we have only prepared for the Long Term Health Care of my father.

It is also the reason why I join IMG (International Marketing Group). IMG teaches different levels of investing and protecting your healt is one of their main concern. IMG is a great company which teaches proper financial Planning.

In IMG we envisioned that there is no family left behind. We believe that it is important to have levels in investing as follows:

1.) Long Term Health care, Insurance

2.) Mutual Fund

3.) Stock Market

IMG believes that through proper investing, people will not have problem in the future. IMG will not only teach how to do proper investing, it can also be a source of additional passive income . All we have to do is to train and learn the ins and outs of this business.

I thank God for the supportive mentors and my supportive wife.

It's truly a great blessings.

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Thanks God For His Provision Last Year

It is almost 1 year since we started this blog, Check my first post here, It is also one year since we came to know that my father is having a kidney disease. I thank God for all his provision that has been given to my family. His financial provision for the 12 months medication, (6 Months with Phil health and 6 months without). It is not an easy year but I could say that the Lord we served is a Lord that provides, thanks for all the donors who have shell out a portion of their income to share with my father’s medication. Some I know and some are strangers who happen to visit my sites. Thanks also to other bloggers who have linked on to this site as a response for my call for help on this post (This is still ongoing) . Most specially I thank God for all the spiritual strength that He has given us.

Thanks to all our friends who have provided medicine.

Thanks to my family, my wife and children as well as my brother, his wife and my nephew who have join the whole family to adjust the budget to meet the requirement of our father.

It is good that there is Philhealth, our expenses is low at the first 6 months of the year. Imagine paying only Php 500 in lieu of Php 3,500 per visit that we are paying for his dialysis.

All I can say is that God is Good and I know, He will continue to provide all our needs according to his riches and Glory. (Philippians 4:19)

Philippians 4:19
New International Version (NIV)
19 And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.

God Bless You all.

Monday, 13 August 2012

Update for My Father’s Kidney

Just want to inform you that recently my father have his GFR examination.

Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is the best overall index of kidney function. Normal GFR varies according to age, sex, and body size, and declines with age.

It is an examination to know the remaining percentage of the patient. After the test we found out that both of his kidney have only 3% working. It might be tough time for our family but I still believe that God has it’s own miraculous way for everything. I just pray that He will continuously give the financial, physical and spiritual provision that we need on this tough time. Some of you  might have the same experience with one of your family members, it would be great to know your experience. God Bless all of you.

Saturday, 10 March 2012

My Father is Getting Better | Tips for Dialysis Patient

My Father is Getting Better | Tips for Dialysis PatientFirst of all we would like to thank God for everything as well as all people who are helping us in our journey for my father’s treatment. God is continuously pouring blessings to us. To God be all the Glory and let Him blessed those people who blessed us.

It is good to report that my father’s creatinine level goes down to 700+. My father has 1700+ before his dialysis. His fistula is still not being used but according to the doctor, the fistula will soon be used as an intake of dialysis procedure. Some tips to those undergoing dialysis :

  • Make sure that you follow your doctors advise regarding the food intake.
  • Take food supplement
  • It is not the end of the world, for people who are in dialysis.
  • Pray and always trust God on his provision.

I always believe that nothing is impossible with God. he is the great healer and He is able. god Bless everyone.

Saturday, 25 February 2012

How The Urinary System Works [Video]

How the urinary system works, especially the kidneys and their functional unit, the nephron.

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