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Move Mountains for Dave

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My sister, Diane Martin received an alarming text from her husband Dave Martin, while he was at work on Friday Feb.16th. In excruciating abdominal pain, he told her he needed to get to a hospital, but then his texts stopped coming in. He had called 911 for himself and ended up at a Seattle Hospital.

Dave was diagnosed with severe pancreatitis due to a blockage in the bile duct, that in turn, led to sepsis.  In just a few hours his condition took a turn for the worse and the rapid response team rushed in. They were trying to get him ready for surgery but his vitals wouldn't stabilize. Daves heart beat was way to high, BP and oxygen sats were too low to take a risk with necessary surgery, but they placed him on the ventilator and headed to surgery.

The surgeons removed stones and debri from his bile duct but an hour after recovery they raced Dave back into surgery.  His pancreas was so swollen and his abdomen was full of fluid, which was compromising his respiratory system, heart and all his vital organs.  An emergency    laparotomy was performed to relieve the pressure. They will close him back up once the swelling goes down, praying it's soon.

Dave's kidneys stopped working so he is on 24/7 dialysis and over a dozen IV meds are helping his other organs out and treating sepsis and E. coli. 

The good news is that Dave responds to commands and recognizes family when they  lower the amount of induced coma drips for a few minutes before putting him back under.

The Doctors told my sister Diane that they are in this for the long haul, claiming Dave will be in the hospital for a minimum of 3 months.

I feel the sense of urgency to give a shout out for help financially as Diane and Dave will be be out of work for the duration of this traumatic ordeal.  Insurance only covers a portion of his medical; monthly bills need to be paid and they will have no income coming in. Dave has only 60 hours of vacation pay coming until disability kicks in down the road. The closest hotel is $159 a night, plus $27 Seattle tax, not to mention the price of parking and meals. It would be nice for Diane to get a good night's sleep and have a hot shower a couple times a week instead of staying at the hospital every night or making the long commute home each day. I believe there are friends and relatives who would love to help lighten the burden and take some of the worry off my precious sister during this already difficult time.

One thing we know sure, is that we serve a Miracle Working God and we are trusting Him to get them through this difficult time while Dave makes a full recovery.
Please pray for healing, peace, comfort, strength and joy in the midst of this storm, for "With God ALL things are possible"

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to send me a private FB message. We thank you all, in advance, for your prayers and support. 
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Blessings beyond measure, Debra Hoskins


  • Kathy Hart
    • $50 
    • 6 yrs

Organizer and beneficiary

Debra Hoskins
Stanwood, WA
Diane Martin

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