Candy's Medical Bills/Lost Wages

On February 28 of this year 2016 my wife Candy underwent TPIAT surgery. This surgery would remove her Pancreas and transplant her Islet cells from her Pancreas into her Liver. This surgery can help people with Chronic Pancreatitis. Candy was born with Pancreatic Divisium a deformity of the Pancreas in which her bilinary ducts in her Pancreas are not formed. Candy has suffered with this disease for more than 40 years, she is now 64. Candy had to leave her job at the hospital and go on disability unable to work any longer and suffered from pain and nausea. Some say the worst pain someone could go through. Ten days after the initial surgery, things got worse. She was rushed back to OR and had to have emergency surgery. She had C-Diff a dangerous infection that had spread into her Colon and Bowel . The surgeons had to remove a large section of her Colon and unfortunately saw that it was starting to kill part of her bowel, lower intestine. She gave Candy 24-48 hrs to see how she would respond. This was a major surgery and she was very weak already from the previous surgery. From there she went back to the operating table 5 times , in each trip they washed her open abdomen of the infection and covered with a clear dressing. As of today April 19, 2016 she is still in ICU and slowly recovering. Her future is uncertain. She has openings in her bowel that may or may not be able to be reconnected . Her predicted future is to be on TPN, nutrition fed intervenously, for one year. This means no liquids or solids by mouth for at least one year. Candy still has a tracheostomy for breathing and is very weak. Her outlook is unsure as the surgeons are not yet sure if they can reconnect her bowel so that she could eventually eat and drink fluids. My name is Ron, I am her husband. I left my job to be with her and to be her advocate. I watch over her daily needs and try to help by being her go to between the nurses and doctors. During this long time period we have accumulated many hospital and doctor bills along with other medical expenses. With our future here uncertain there will be more expenses to come for sure . We hope and pray she will make it through this critical period then to a nursing rehab. We can only hope and pray her future will be bright. 
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Ron Simon 
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Venice, FL
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