Hope for Melina's healing

It started with what we were told was a concussion & officially diagnosed with post concussive disorder; which in turn caused other issues that has all but baffled both the medical and psychological community as a whole. Current general consensus is that the injury to her brain has caused some psychological & medical issues to surface - which include: amnesia, regression, intermittent loss of vision, hearing and partial paralysis. She is experiencing regular headaches which also causes dizziness. She has migraines which have worsened since the concussion. During her psychological "episodes" that occur, sometimes she acts almost as if she's mentally handicap. For over two months, her amnesia was 100% and every episode, she didn't know us & I had to re-introduce myself multiple times a day/week. The MD's say it doesn't fit any medical profile so it must be psychological. The psychological PhD's say it doesn't fit any of their profiles so it must be a medical issue. The MD's want her to get psychological help first, and then the remaining issues are medical & they will deal with them then. Right now the lines are blurred & noone can really figure out what is wrong with my daughter. She has been on homebound status and not in school basically since Labor Day when this all started. The only thing the MD's & the PhD's can agree on is that the treatment/healing time will be a LONG time. I just want my daughter better! We have a Caring Bridge page for her if you would like to follow along this journey with her:
http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/melinabishay
I have lost my job over this, and due to her current medical condition, I am unable to work. I am her caretaker 24/7. She has been hospitalized multiple time due to this. We've already exceeded our out of pocket maximum for the year and still have thousands in unpaid medical bills. Next year will be the same since treatment will be so lengthy. We are also facing the possibility of losing our house since my husband's income does not cover our bills, much less our basic expenses. PLEASE consider donating! Any amount will help!
Here are two videos below of my daughter. The one in the white shirt is just hours prior of the initial injury & the other in the red pj's is how she is during episodes (which we now see a lot of). A marked difference. PLEASE HELP US GET THE HELP TO GET OUR DAUGHTER BETTER! THANK YOU SO VERY, VERY MUCH!!


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Callie Bishay 
Organizer
Rock Hill, SC
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