The story of Camille Carlos and her family from Tarlac was featured in one of the episodes of “Raffy Tulfo in Action.”
Tulfo invited Zenaida dela Cruz and Daniel Carlos, Camille’s mother and husband, to narrate her health condition.
According to her mother, her daughter’s condition worsened after not being tended by the medical personnel of Tarlac Provincial Hospital (TPH).
Camille who was pregnant that time was checked in TPH last August 7, 2017 to prepare her for her childbirth. Dela Cruz stressed that it was not an emergency situation but a scheduled hospital visit. Camille was still posting photos of her to show how excited she was to give birth to her child.
Unfortunately, due to complications, Camille’s child came out lifeless. Aside from that, Camille had suffered from the rare case of Amniotic Fluid Embolism (AFE), a condition where in the amniotic fluid enters the mother’s bloodstream, causing various serious reaction in the body. Camille stayed in the hospital for further treatment.
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But after 2 months, Camille’s doctors started signing out. Dela Cruz said that the absence of the doctors made her do the prescribed tasks by herself like giving medicines to Camille, feeding her, and even changing her tracheotomy. She said that there were no doctors informing them about Camille’s condition.
The show called Dr. Garry Role, the acting provincial health officer of Tarlac, to ask about the problem.
Dr. Role stated that there was nothing much they can do about the patient’s condition because of the severity of Camille’s AFE.
He reasoned that the condition was explained to the family properly. Camille was staying in the hospital for 10 months and they told the family that it was time for them to take the patient home and continue her therapy on their own.
Dr. Role said that there were neurosurgeons present including those who operated Camille to check on her condition.
Mrs. Dela Cruz said that Camille’s neurosurgeon signed out after 2 months. She said that after 7 days, the doctors are already asking them to take the patient home. She reasoned that there was no way they could afford Camille’s needed medical equipment if they were to take her home.
The family planned to transfer Camille in a hospital in Manila but her records weren’t given to them.
Dr. Role reasoned that the family was not able to sign the required documents for Camille’s transfer. He said that it would be better if the family would go back to Tarlac to talk about the issue in which the family agreed on.
The staff of the show joined the family in their conversation with the hospital’s medical team.
According to Dra. Maita Rigor, TPH’s Chief of Clinic, Camille was lucky to survive her AFE. She said that in some cases, patients experience cardiac arrest and bleeding. AFE is unpreventable and unpredictable. She said that the hospital is very much willing to help Camille’s family.
Dr. Role also stated that the family should not worry about Camille’s hospital bill which costs PHP750,755, which the Governor had already taken care of.
After the conversation, the hospital proceeded to the patient’s therapy.
Her husband, Daniel Carlos, serenaded her with a heartwarming song which made the people inside the room emotional.
Camille was released on July 4, 2018 to continue her therapy in their own home. The doctors stayed true to their promise by not allowing the family to pay for any hospital bills.
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Posted by Raffy Tulfo in Action on Wednesday, August 8, 2018