Rob Foster Medical Bills
In Rob's own words:
"Two weeks ago I discovered a gash in my left foot, that I couldn't remember how it happened.
Stupidly I "cowboy'd" on it and decided just to keep an eye on it for the night. The next morning it was swollen and I felt like crap, but I went in to work, where my boss told me just to go on to the hospital.
In the ER, the doctor pulled my shoe off and my foot had literally exploded like a ripe tomato, and was turning gray like a zombie foot. X-rays showed that I had also fractured my foot at the little toe joint, and the infection had spread to the bone there.
My immediate thought was that they would amputate -- the doctor said it was a possibility. In surgery, they opened it and looked for gangrene and dead tissue, and they physically went in and scooped out the infection.
I fortunately needed nothing amputated. But the wound can't be closed for risk of it creating an abscess, so it must be packed and redressed daily, and I need lots of antibiotics. I can walk for short distances, like across a room, but I've been restricted to bed.
I have now about 6 weeks of rehab ahead. Time to invest in protective footwear and extra extra caution. But I was almost an ace audition for Captain Ahab with no special effects needed for a peg leg."
That's our Rob! ♥
Funds received will go toward the following bills:
$1,200 lab work
$6,300 lost work, other expenses