Yasmien Kurdi’s mom discharged from hospital, waits for kidney donor
Yasmien Kurdi reminded herself to soldier on as she shared a health update on her mom Miriam, who earlier got discharged from the hospital and is currently waiting for a kidney donor.
The actress showed photos taken from her mom’s recent stay at the National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI) and underscored how thankful she is to the medical staff who took care of her mom, via her Instagram page on Tuesday, Aug. 8.
Yasmien opted not to show her mom’s face in the photos as the actress covered it with emoji stickers.
“MGH (may go home) na kami ni mama,” Yasmien said. “Thank you sa lahat ng doctors at nurses na nag-alaga kay mama dito sa NKTI.” (Mama and I may already go home. Thank you to all the doctors and nurses who took care of my mom here in NKTI.)
“Hemodialysis na si Mama (Mama will undergo hemodialysis) while waiting for a kidney donor,” she added, without disclosing her mom’s illness. “Thank you God for being with us through the hard times and giving us strength to keep going.”
According to Mayo Clinic, hemodialysis is a procedure wherein “a machine filters wastes, salts and fluid from your blood when your kidneys are no longer healthy enough to do this work adequately.”
The “StarStruck” alum concluded her post by adding the hashtags “life goes on,” “just keep swimming,” “love your kidneys,” “keep the faith,” “may go home” and “laban lang.”
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Fellow actress Chynna Ortaleza along with netizens extended their well-wishes for the speedy recovery of Yasmien’s mom.
In an interview with Philippine Daily Inquirer in 2014, Yasmien revealed that one of the reasons she took a two-year hiatus from show biz in 2012 was to prioritize her family and to study nursing to aid her mom with a kidney problem.
“I know my priorities. Family always comes first for me,” Yasmien was quoted as saying. “When my mom was diagnosed with a kidney problem, I knew I had to finish school and shift courses, from foreign service to nursing—kaya ang tagal kong nag-aral! (that’s why it took me several years to finish my studies!)”
“I didn’t want to be in the dark about medical conditions. I told myself, ‘Kapag tumanda ang mom ko (When my mom gets older), I want to take care of her,'” she added. /ra