Help Eddie Mottley To Recovery
On Nov. 21, 2019 Eddie took a 8ft fall at work, was treated for obvious injuries and returned to work 3days later. He started experience headaches, dizziness and nausea. After a trip to the er on Dec. 26, 2019 and diagnosed with a concussion. He was treated for the symptoms and was told to wait it out. Three months into it he took a turn for the worse with pneumonia added to current condition. Was then put in rehab to rebuild mental and physical ability which was lost by large weight loss over the months. At which time that doctor had a gut feeling and sent him to a near by hospital only to suspect he had an infection in his brain. With every test imagined done it was finally discovered he has a cryptococcus fungus in lung and brain. Five hospitals and a rehab later we have answers and hope! The next day we get a letter in the mail he is no longer employed, so devastating! Now has no insurance, short/long term disability....nothing!Unfortunately his spouse has been unable to work for 3 weeks to be by his side since his recovery was unsure.+ Read More
Day by day process trying to get him over the little obstacles to get him ready for rehab. Both eager for that day to arrive it will be a huge step in the right direction. Keep and thank you all!
Ok update on Eddie the swelling is down. As far as the fungus they normally wait for 5 lumbar tests to come back negative. He will have #4 done wed or thur and if that comes back negative then will be moving him to the Rehab Hospital in Sarasota. There they will work on mental, physical and swallowing/eating again. He’s still sleeping a lot, but his body has been through a lot. When he is awake he’s more alert and cracking jokes/being a smart ass! wish he could be closer to home but have to go with the best for him. to his/our awesome support group, Thank You!
The Moose Riders from our lodge stopped by to rattle his cage
He will not have surgery cause his brain will hemorrhage. He is being kept comfortable and we’ve decided not to resuscitate when the time comes. He’s getting steroids in hopes it takes the swelling down and is our only hope. and thank you all for your support.