Thu. Oct 17th, 2019

Cebu City softball player rushed to hospital for suspected dengue

Jeane Gingoyon, a 14-year old softball player of Cebu City was rushed to the hospital Monday night for monitoring due to suspected dengue fever.

A 14-year-old Cebu City softball player competing in the Batang Pinoy 2019 national championships was confined at the Ospital ng Palawan (ONP) on Monday night for monitoring due to suspected dengue.

In an interview Wednesday, Jackson Genolaga, guardian of the Cebu City delegates said the young athlete, Jeane Gingoyon, already had high temperature before their arrival in Puerto Princesa City on the night of August 24.

He said that Gingoyon was rushed to the ONP around 9 p.m. on August 26.

“Three days ang biyahe namin sa barko from Cebu to Manila, then Manila to Coron, and Coron to Puerto Princesa City. Noong dumating kami sa Coron ay nilalagnat na siya noon. Noong Lunes ng gabi ay dinala na siya sa ospital kasi sobrang taas ng lagnat at bumaba na ang platelet niya,” Genolaga said.

Genolaga said that the hospital has not confirmed yet if the athlete has been diagnosed with dengue, but noted a decline in her blood platelet count.

“Mino-monitor pa kasi siya ngayon, naka-dextrose na siya doon at kukunan ulit ng dugo para sa platelet count. Hindi naman nila sinasabi na dengue na pero kasi kung ako lang tingin ko hindi naman dengue kasi bago kami dumating dito ay may lagnat na siya at inuubo sya. Sana lang hindi rin dengue kasi kawawa ang bata, laro ang pinunta dito pero unang araw pa lang nasa ospital na siya,” he said.

Genolaga said Gingoyon will no longer be able to participate in the softball competition as it is already the third day of the Batang Pinoy.

“Hindi na siguro siya makakalaro kung ganyan pa rin ang kalagayan niya, sabi nga niya gusto niya maglaro pero sabi namin ‘wag na nga pilitin para gumaling sya. Sana lang gumaling siya para kahit last day makasali rin siya sa laro, maka-experience din kahit papaano kasi ‘yon naman ang purpose kaya nandito sya. ‘Yong unang plano kasi papauwiin na lang siya kaya lang in-inform kami ng parents na darating sila tapos naka-book na rin sila ng ticket pauwi ng Cebu, sa September 3 sila aalis,” he said.

Officials of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) and the city government also visited Gingoyon at the hospital.

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