First let me say sorry to all of my readers for not bringing my blog up to date for some time. The reason for this is twofold as I have been very busy with other projects and we travelled back to the UK to visit our son and daughter in law and have only just returned to the Philippines.
To all those who have shown concern about Chi Chi’s medical condition and have contacted me privately concerning the same here is an update. This morning Marilou and I visited Chi Chi at her cottage and discovered she is now confined to her bed. She finds it less painful to recline than sit up. Chi Chi as usual was wearing a brave face but when you know someone for as long as I’ve known her it’s not difficult to realise she is suffering despite her best efforts to prove otherwise. It’s at times like this I wish I had a magic wand and make her well again but I have not and can only hope and pray for her to be comfortable. Like all long time medical patients here in the Philippines it costs money for medication and it’s to this end I humbly ask you to please help in any way you can. Her medication amounts to around PHP 1,000.00 per day that’s $25.00, £15.00 or Euro 18.50. Chi Chi is having to take morphine every 8 hours in order to endure and this is using up the majority of the daily medicine spend.
I just wish I was able to give you better news but it’s not within my power to do so and all I can ask is for your kind assistance in kind and in prayer. If you feel you can possibly help Chi Chi please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will give you details on how to send a donation which will go direct to Chi Chi. As I mentioned previously I have informed Chi Chi of those who contacted me regarding her condition and she thanks you all for your best wishes and kind thoughts.