In the summer of 2013 all he could think of was upcoming family events which included, his daughter Nicole's wedding, family vacations and spending time with his grandson Nicholas.
Tragically on July 1st, he got really sick, we all didn't know what was wrong. Suddenly he became unresponsive and lethargic. My mother Cheryl Williams called for help right away and the 1st people to the scene were his now son in law Michael Rosa, Eddie Fox, & Michael Kowalski from District 2 East Brunswick fire dept. They came to the rescue and saved my fathers life while paramedics were on their way. Steve Williams arrived at Robert-wood Johnson Hospital and was in septic shock with a fever of 105 due to a 7 mm kidney stone blockage. Then he was directly placed in their Medical Intensive Care Unit (MCIU). He was on a breathing tube and was unconscious, doctors noticed he was not regaining consciousness so the conducted an MRI, & EEG, and concluded he had suffered several mini strokes or transient ischemic attacks (TIA). Days passe and then he became aware of his surroundings but he was unable to move his right side of his body. Steve was unable to communicate verbally but used gestures.
Steve has had fevers on and off and his blood pressure fluctuated. He was on medication for his blood pressure,& infection caused by the sepsis.
Later doctors made us aware that Steve had been exposed to MRSA in his sputum. (bacteria in the mucus is known as MRSA). Family and friends now had to gown up for to prevent contamination.
Two weeks later he was transferred to the 7th floor of Robert-wood, which is the brain trauma unit. On this floor we were told he had blood clots that had traveled to his lung, and the was put on blood thinners.
Then they moved him to the 4th floor where he under went more tests. July 30th, Steve was transferred to JFK Brain Trauma Rehabilitation. The nurses and doctors noticed wounds on top of his butt. Later they turned into bed sores, which were DEEP and painful. While in JFK, they did a procedure to take out his kidney stone. my dads bed sore became a stage IV ulcer, which exhibits large-scale loss of tissue. JFK used a wound vac to help heal the wound. Steve was in JFK for 1 month.
On August 28th, He was then transferred to Care One.
Care One is a Sub-Acute Rehabilitation center. They provided wound vac help and started rehabilitation. The rehabilitation would help him walk again and regain his motor skills. Care ONe also bathed and cleansed him.
This week our family has found out devastating news. The insurance has lapsed and they will be sending my father home on Friday. Cheryl now wants to keep him in care one a week longer so she can make adjustments to the house to accommodate my father. She will have to pay out of pocket. The family has been fighting to extend the stay because we feel he is not ready to come home medically and physically at this moment. Family now faces financial trouble because the insurance will only cover MEDICAL expenses (Medicine, etc.) All other necessities are at the family's expense.
We are asking for help during this difficult time. We are grateful for any contribution.
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