After almost a month I am still on the IV antibiotics, and the good news is that they're working! The abscesses are now the size of golf balls, and surgery is looking less and less likely.
As a single healthy man and sole proprietor I have never needed health insurance. This infection, ultimately due to the rupturing diverticulitis, was something completely unexpected. The costs for the hospital stay, IV meds, and nursing home nursing visits are astronomical. While in the hospital I could not continue complete work for my engineering business, and due to hard times the rental income from my apartments is barely covering the mortgage.
I have always been someone who has always been proud and willing to lend a hand to those in need, but now I need to turn and ask for your help in making my continued recovery possible.
I have not yet received the full hospital bill, but will post that total when it becomes available.
The cost the IV antibiotics are $900 a week, that must be paid in cash every Monday when they're delivered to my home. I still have weeks of infusions, as well as more doctor visits up and comming. Yet more costs.
I thank you from the bottom of my heart for whatever you can donate to help with my continued recovery and to offset the costs of my hospital stay. Every little bit will help me to avoid having to lose my home and the engineering business that I have devoted the past 20+ years of my life to.
With many thanks,
The nurse came today, and changed my dressing. I have another weeks worth of infusions coming via FedEx, so I need to make the appointment for the CT-Scan on Thursday in spite of the up coming storm, to see if I can finally switch over to oral antibiotics.
Another CT-Scan coming this week. I'm hoping that the holes in my liver have become smaller. I'm also hoping to get this PIC line out of my arm after this batch of Antibiotics. Then I can switch to pills and not have the worry about getting the entry point infected.
Just got the call from the Infusion company that they're delivering more Antibiotics for another week of pushing the medication through the PICC line that's in my arm. Another $540.05 added to the costs.