Day 12

image1Today consisted of the usual continuous workload of seeing patients in Marilao. On the dental side, there were a lot more children seen, and hence treatment involved many more restorations(mostly done by Leander) than previous days, with the hope of preserving their teeth for as long as possible. There were some curly extractions today as well (literally). One was so appreciative, a patient came back with a cake in gratitude…(after Kim removed 15 teeth for her!)

Dr Betty had a female patient who had a huge swelling in her right thigh and her entire leg is clearly swollen. She was quite distressed as she has not passed urine in the last 5 days. Betty suspects she has renal failure as her condition has been untreated for so long, so we paid for ultrasound and she will be sent to a hospital in Manila for further investigations. This patient had previously visited the hospital back in August but they just sent her away untreated as they wanted her condition diagnosed outside first!

image2Dr Leo encountered a 4 year old boy who regularly suffers from chronic siezures. This is because the family cannot afford to give him medication daily as they can only provide enough to give it to him every 2nd or 3rd day. Our team has agreed to support them financially to cover his medical needs.

Today we experienced a bout of heavy rain which lasted about an hour. We discovered that this was enough to cause flooding nearby, and many people had to evacuate from their homes. The front of the BL headquarters was swiftly turned into a refuge, as it was soon filled with families that were affected. The cook ended up cooking an extra dinner for those people tonight. Please pray that in face of tragedy that these people seek comfort from God , and God answers prayers to help them get through this.


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  1. Praying for our Heavenly Father to stop the rain and show mercy to those who have been affected. My thought and prayer is with your team especially the lady who suspected to have renal failure.

  2. Hi Philipeans Team,

    Great hearing how God is using you all to heals an care for the sick!

  3. Praying for our Heavenly Father to stop the rain and those have been affected. Particularly praying for the lady who suspected to have a renal failure. My thought and prayer is with your team. May the Lord give you the strength and His divine protection.

  4. Thoughts and well wishes for every team member are prayed. May God sustain and continue to guide the medical assistance to the needy locals.

  5. Amazing work and touching testimonies team. We thank the Lord for all your hard work and dedication of love in the field. Really well done. We will pray that God’s strength and grace remains strong in all your hearts.

  6. Michael and Angie Li

    Thank you for the sharing… the needs are great..both medical and now physical needing shelter and food.
    Thank God that you guys are there for them..
    Will keep praying for good team spirit, energy and rest

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