Help Heal my Husband
I forced him to go to the REX Hospital ER again late on 7/7/2013. He was immediately rushed past triage. The little "bump" was actually the start of a foot long abcess that went down his leg. He had emergency surgery around 2am to drain it.
While he was recovering in the hospital, he contracted MRSA which is a bacterial infection resistant to most antibiotics. They put him on Vancomycin, one of the strongest out there. He recovered well & was released on 7/11/2013. Only 3 hours after he was released, REX called him & said there was a mistake in his blood work & he had to go do it again. We went back to the hospital, he gave more blood, and we went home. Two hours later, he gets a phone call...turns out it wasn't a mistake. He has to go back to staying at the hospital again.
His Vancomycin levels were dangerously high and it was causing his kudneys to shut down. He started to go into renal failure on 7/12/2013. He is still in the hospital and we aren't sure when he's getting out. This was all avoidable. The hospital pharmacy had been sending twice the Vancomycin so they had been double dosing him. The hospital caused his kidneys to fail!
On behalf of Mateo (I am his husband after all), I am asking for donations to help pay medical bills - his insurance plan has a high deductible, plus bills at home like rent, power, & water. He has the only income in the house & will miss a full pay period or so. We cannot afford for that to happen. Especially if he gets to recover at home.
The goal may be high but please help me so I can HELP HEAL MY HUSBAND.
He goes back to the surgeon this week (and his gen practitioner) to follow up. Hopefully everything is moving on schedule! We'll know more once that happens.
Thank you again for your continued support via donations, word of mouth, sharing, kind words, cards, letters, etc. It means more than you know to the both of us. This has been a really difficult year.
On top of all of this, our oldest cat died yesterday. Trying to figure out what to do with "funeral preparations.
Please keep sharing this page and keep those donations coming! Thanks everyone for your support