Because of the many antibiotics she has been on, her body has contracted several serious infections that have complicated this whole process and affected her bodies ability to maintain a healthy level of nutrition. On top of that her body has been unable to process food. A feeding tube was placed in June because Lexie could not keep enough nutrients for her body to survive. She is almost completely dependent on her feeding tube for all of her food and nutrition needs and has been ever since it was placed in June.
Looking for answers, she saw specialists and doctors all across Utah looking for why this was happening but no official diagnosis has been made. Because no one had answers, Lexie and her husband Rob traveled to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota under the recommendation of her doctors.
The first trip to Mayo was full of doctor appointments and testing with some of the top gastroenterology specialists in the world. More follow up appointments with Mayo are planned to pin down a diagnosis and a solid course of medical treatment.
This has been extremely difficult for Lexie and Rob not only because they don't have answers but it has disrupted every facet of their lives. Because of the seriousness of her condition, Lexie had to resign from her full time job while Rob is finishing up his full time schooling and working to make ends meet. Lexie and Rob have amazing family who have helped them get to the point where they are at with financial assistance but the weight and cost of this situation is completely debilitating and overwhelming.
Because of this we are asking for donations to help support Rob and Lexie during this difficult time so they can move forward with a solid diagnosis and treatment plan. Any and all donations are appreciated with sincere gratitude as well as the support and love from their family and friends.
To learn more about their situation check out these two links:
- Kellianne Ritter
- Hunter Pace
- Hannah Pardoe
- Deann Cardenas
- Karen Reams
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