‘Mystery’ infection hospitalizes Fil-Am during visit to PH
A software engineer from Chula Vista, California is fighting a “mysterious” disease he caught in Manila soon after he made funeral service arrangements for his deceased mother.
Armando Ramos, 53, a father of three, suddenly came down with a sore throat, fatigue, chest pains and difficulty breathing and was rushed to the ER.
Ramos had no previous health issues and tested negative for Covid, despite some similarities in symptoms.
The initial diagnosis was pneumonia, but doctors are conducting tests, including for meningitis. Doctors have removed bacteria-filled fluid from his lungs.
One of his lungs collapsed, his brain became inflamed, and his kidneys started to fail. There were complications with his heart and liver, daughter Emma Gaines-Ramos told KGTV10News.
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Ramos was shown on a video call with his three daughters a day after being admitted to the hospital.
His situation remains critical, but his kidneys are improving, along with his oxygen levels.