Treatment/Avoid Leg Loss COMPLETE

In September of 2013 I broke my ankle on both sides and have since had 5 separate surgeries. During these surgeries (I suspect) I first obtained two common versions of staph infections which were treated with out-of-pocket funds with IV antibiotics through a built in PICC line (built in IV ports in my arm). The cost per week for the first 6 weeks of treatment ranged from $350 per week to $560 per week...all out of pocket. This does not include the hospital, surgeon, lab and anesthesiologist bills. I now have another infection in my ankle (and bone), Pseudomonas, that is more dangerous and much more expensive to treat at a whopping $1400 per week (I may need to update this number after making a few phone calls). At the current time I am paying hospital prices and spending 6 hours plus drive time each day to come to the emergency room for treatments twice a day that last 3 hours each time. I have to bring my 9-year old from 8 - 11 pm each evening (every other week) on school nights and at 8 am plus evenings on the weekends (which is past her bedtime and very hard on her). My goal is to raise enough to transition to home health care for IV antibiotic delivery to my home and the care of a home health care nurse so I can avoid losing my company/career and keep life as normal as possible for my family.

In addition, I would like to pay back as quickly as possible the personal loans my family have helped me with to make sure I can get these critical daily medications which will save my leg and my life.

I will be forever grateful and appreciative of any support received. I will have my mom manage the funds to set up the direct treatment payments and if you provide your mailing address I will send a personal letter by mail to each donor.

Much love and respect,
Kimberly
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Kimberly Price 
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Tampa, FL
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