Friday, May 22, 2009

Please Help us Pray for My Grandfather

As I was writing my previous entry about my prayer request for my grandfather, I was not really aware of how he is doing for we only had received a text message from my brother that he is in the ICU and that he was diagnosed to have brain tumor. The news didn't actually sink in but I know I have to humble myself and ask for more prayers. A while ago I was able to chat with my aunt and the news is heartbreaking.

My aunt was not able to give me the medical terms about the diagnosis but she had told me that the size of the tumor is 5.5cm x3.5cm x3.5cm(LWT). His bladder is now distended because he was not able to urinate even if he already has the catheter. He also needs to have insulin shots right now.

The most heartbreaking part is that we can't afford to give him the right treatment that he needs. For less than 2 days the initial bill in the hospital was 15000php, about $300, and the CT scan costs 7000php (about $150). She said that the nurses in the hospital were already scolding them because they can't buy the medicines that my grandfather needs. They brought my grandfather to a private hospital during the emergency because it was the nearest to them but now that they had decided to bring him to a public hospital, the private hospital won't release him because the bills are not yet paid. The longer they stay in the private hospital, the more the bills will increase and they are just staying there for the doctors and the room and not for his treatment. Some of the needed tests were not yet done because they don't have the money to pay for the lab.

='( It is painful because my aunt said that my grandfather is still fighting. If only we could have money to give them...but I believe this is not just about the money. God is still the best healer and even without the money, if He permits, I know he'll be well. I know He is with us and everything will just be fine through Him.

Please help us pray for him and for our family.

Thank you very much.


krystyna said...

I understand your pain,
my lovely, little grandson is seriously sick too and we couldn't afford for such an expensive cure. Thanks God, he is treating without (almost) money.

I pray for your grandpa.

God bless you and your family!

Christopher Esty said...

I am so sorry to hear that you are having trouble in this way. I trust that the LORD will do what is best for your grandfather, as God always does what's best.

I have said a prayer for your grandfather.

Blessings to you...

Mel Alarilla said...

We will continue to pray for you and your grandfather. God will always make a way for all who fully trust Him. More than the doctors, medicines and modern medical procedures, your grandfather will attain his healing by the grace of God. Your whole family must rely more on God than on anybody else. And God will touch the hearts of the people who can help you in your financial needs. Thanks for the update. God bless you and your family always.

Anonymous said...

I pray for your family.

Joyfulsister said...

(((Hugz sistah)))
Please know I will be keeping your grandfather and family in prayer. I know many people are not getting treatments because of the cost of medical bills and it just is such a sad situation all around because of those who really need the most are the ones that suffer. I pray God's healing hands upon him and peace in your hearts. Please keep me updated okay...

Hugz Lorie

Pia said...

Father, have mercy on pen's grandfather. Lord, if be thy will, i pray that he gets to spend more time with his family. if it be your will, i ask that you extend his life to a few more years. Father, you are our Great Physician. I ask that pen's grandfather be healed from this brain tumor. i speak healing and life in the body of pen's grandfather. i speak to you satan and your demons -- in the name of Jesus' get your hands off of God's property!!! i loose your power over this situation in the name of Jesus! Father, i ask that you comfort the family as they go through this ordeal. i ask for financial provision for this family. o God, have mercy.

i thank you in advance for what you're about to do in this situation. thank you, Father, that you are in control. in Jesus' name, amen.