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$950 of $35,000 goal

Raised by 4 people in 54 months
On Saturday January 25th I went to the hospital with flu-like symptoms that I had been battling for two weeks at home. I had lost weight, was very weak, and hadn't eaten or drank much in 10 days. After being admitted they ran blood tests and CT scan and discovered that I had diverticulitis that had ruptured causing a massive infection in my liver. The liver abscesses were measured to be 11cm, the size of a grapefruit. I was so sick and dehydrated that my skin and eyes were yellow, I couldn't eat, and I was in pain. They immediately admitted me and started me on a strong course of IV antibiotics. After a week I was finally able to eat, and my energy levels and skin tone had started to return to normal. Because I have was responding well to the IV antibiotics it was decided that I could be released after 7 days, but would have to continue IV antibiotics at home via a PICC line.

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,

Glen Schult
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Today's doctor visit was positive knowing that I'm on the mend. $3,000.00 spent just to that organization! I still need to maintain the antibiotics, but now the oral antibiotics are far easier to handle than sitting to and hour infusing through a PICC line.
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Off to the doctor today.
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Hoping to get to the doctors on Monday, but as predicted things go wrong. One of my servers has a failing hard drive, but I can't afford to purchase a new one at this time.
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Since the PICC line came out today I'll be celebrating with a Pizza! If missed having Pizza. Maybe some Ben & Jerry's after that. I think I just drooled a little writing this.
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Glen Schult
53 months ago

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.

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Glen Schult
54 months ago

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.

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Glen Schult
54 months ago

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.

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$950 of $35,000 goal

Raised by 4 people in 54 months
Created March 1, 2014
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$100
Steve Quinn
48 months ago

Good Luck!

DL
$500
dave lutz
53 months ago

Good luck on continued recovery and stay STRONG!!

$250
Anonymous
53 months ago
$100
Anonymous
54 months ago
Glen Schult
53 months ago

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.

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Glen Schult
54 months ago

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.

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Glen Schult
54 months ago

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.

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