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Brian's Medical Fund

$2,585 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 40 people in 25 months
To make a long story short on May 15, 2017 my brother went to the walk- in clinic thinking he had strep, they said "no just a cold, here is some antibotics, you'll be fine."  The next day May 16, 2017 is when things went downhill quickly! Brian texted me at 5:30am that "I think I need to go to the hospital I'm spitting up blood and can't breathe". I picked him up and took him to Lee Memorial. Everything happened so quickly... high fever, swollen throat, and severve pain. They asked me to leave the room because they wanted to get a breathing tube in him because they thought his airway was going to close. When I came back, to my surprise, they had to do an emergency tracheotomy(his throat closed and blocked his airway, they had no choice), they had put him in an enduced coma, and they were transferring him to Gulf Coast Hospital where they had a surgeon waiting on him. I was in shock... what the heck is happening? They let me talk to him... said he could hear me. I kept it cool till I walked about - then fell apart. One of the worst days of my life! Well Today marks a 16 day battle and we still dont have many answers. He is still in ICU, with what they say is still a long road of recovery. The doctors, nurses, and staff have been amazing. He has many doctors now - they are calling it a perfect storm. Some tests are pointing in one direction and other tests are pointing the other way. The only thing that is for sure doctors know that the infection started in his tonsils. They are also about 98% sure he has something called Lemierre Syndrome, which is a rare and potentially life-threatening infection. They have been treating him for Lemierre, but something is fighting the antibotics. They have found a solid mass in his right lung that they did a biospy on yesterday. Hopefully we will have more results within 5 days. I can't Thank everyone enough for  your thoughts and prayers. There has been many complications... too many to list! Brian is on many prayer lists and I truly believe this is what has got him this far. 
While we were not telling anyone till it's a 100% the stress is building on Brian. No pay check, no medical leave, no insurance(can't afford it), and possibly a very long road to recovery. Many people have called to help, this is why I'm turning to GoFund Me.
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It's been 55 days since last update. 45 days on oral antibiotics and 10 days for CT results. CT results today no more antibiotics, Brians chest abscess has completely been resolved aka gone. There are a couple swollen lyphnodes but told normal due to tracheotomy. Thank you for all your prayers.
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Day 44.... Guess what?!?!! Brian got to come home tonight!!!! Since he has a PICC line, he can do the Antibiotics as out patient in Fort Myers and at home. His levels will still be tested daily, but he gets to sleep in the comfort of his own bed!!!! We want to Thank all of you who have been praying for him daily. Brian still has a long road ahead of him, but now he can see a light at the end of the tunnel. He has some testing on the 3rd to see if the mass is still shrinking, so please keep praying. Once his PICC line is out... he should be able to go back to work!! Lots of Love, Tracy xoxoxo
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Day 43.... Brian is sooooo happy to be back in Fort Myers!!! Kinda funny they all missed him too. Still at a stand still which is nothing new, they are talking about trying to put him as a out patient. The issue is he has to be under close observation because the are worrying his blood going toxic, kidneys and liver shutting down. He is getting 12-15hrs of antibiotics a day. His spirits are good, and his sense of humor is still there. Thank you for always keeping him in your prayers. Xoxoxo
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Day 41... Happy Saturday!!!! Tampa is moving Brian back to Fort Myers today. This is all we know at this time. Brian is happy about the transfer, just not so happy about the ride on a stretcher.
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