On April 21st dr_is_in
’s Husband Bill was rushed to their local hospital, with what appeared to be an acute heart-attack (He’s 36). Upon investigation at the hospital, they discovered he in-fact was in hypovolemic shock from massive blood loss. He had a huge Upper GI bleed that resulted in him losing around 50% of his blood volume. Previous investigations into his upper GI tract had missed this bleed which may have been going on for months.
Upon arrival at the hospital he was barely responsive and had stopped breathing for brief periods. Although they were able to transfuse him, and stabilize Bill was in the ICU for about a week. He was transferred over to a surgical floor, in Rochester, NY (About 3 hours from home) and is supposed to be going home today.
Bill has had a pattern of serious, life-threatening illness in the past six months including when he nearly died shortly before Christmas. Because Bill is a peritoneal dialysis patient (Also known as home dialysis). The staff on the ICU at the hospital bill is staying as is not allowed to set up and hook Bill up to the Dialysis machine. Therefore dr_is_in
has to go to the hospital every night and hook him up. Remaining there until morning when he comes off of the machine. Bill is coming home today but still needs high levels of care dr_is_in
can't do on her own.
In addition to Bill, dr_is_in
is nearing a mental breakdown trying to deal with everything. She is feeling really alone and struggling to do be able to do and meet everyone’s needs. She is forgetting her own. Because of this stress and strain on her life. Her job has put her on leave while she sorts though this and Bill’s health issues. Because she’s been put off work, after only working about 48 hours in the past 2 weeks anyway, she is now in a very sticky spot financially.
I know we’ve helped dr_is_in
, Tami, out in the past, but she really needs us again. Not asking for a lot but if you can spare a couple of $$ her pay pal account is firstname.lastname@example.org
or if you want to send her something like a Wal-Mart gift card for groceries, or a card for gas, let me know and I can give you her mailing address. (Screening comments if you want to leave your e-mail)
Thank you to the LJ community (and others outside of LJ). You are amazing when there is a friend in need!
Please re-post/link away. Boost this signal!
Angela & Carole
P.S. when sending fund via paypal remember to select it as “gift” so that paypal doesn’t too much extra off the top in the way of fees.