February 2, 2023

The family of an 11-month old boy from Tuba, Benguet is appealing for help for him to be able to undergo a liver transplant.
In the clinical abstract prepared by attending physicians Judy Lyn Vitug and Anne Lorraine Bringas of the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center, Ezequel Jhones T. Gapasin, then eight months old when he was admitted on Nov. 28, 2019, was diagnosed with pediatric community acquired pneumonia and upper gastrointestinal bleeding probably secondary to variceal bleeding secondary to portal hypertension OMV hepatitis.
Prior to admission, Ezequel had episodes of black tarry stools and later developed cough and colds.
Upon admission, his physical examination revealed jaundice, watery nasal discharge, symmetric chest wall expansion, harsh breath sounds on both lungs, among other observations.
He was administered with various medications while he was confined until he was discharged after five days.
While his condition improved and may take further medications at home, Ezequel’s doctors recommended for him to undergo liver transplant, a highly specialized medical procedure that usually costs between P3 million and P4M which covers tests, organ procurement, surgery, hospital confinement, and other fees.
Those who want to help Ezequel may contact his father at [email protected], or send financial support through his (Erfie Gapasin) BDO account 005470634435. You may contact the child’s father at 0948-0706-236. – Hanna C. Lacsamana