Elizabeth Tomchick, 20 years old now, had a heart transplant when she just was 3 years old. She has not had any complications until recently.
She had turned herself into the hospital after fainting a fews times in a day.The doctors had told her it was from dehydration, 2 days later she went back in because she still did not feel right. After cat scans and MRI's they found she had blood clots on the right side of her arm.The doctors came to the conclusion she had thoracic outlet syndrome(group of disorders that occur when the blood vessels or nerves in the space between your collar bone and your first rib become compressed) The doctor had wanted to do surgery to remove a rib to prevent blockage of blood flow in her arm, however when preping Liz to go under for surgery, they noticed fluids around her lungs which turned out to be from the right side of her heart not pumping.( Surgery could not be done)She has had a venilater placed & also a feeding tube.She has been pretty much in the same condition..most days are worse than others her heart rate is high and BP has been low. Started to hear great news until a few days ago..according to her doctor Liz's options are to either have a new heart transplant or to get a device to help her heart function properly.
Liz & her family (along with 2 aunts flying here from out of state) have been by her side every day for the past 3 weeks.Everyone is praying for the best outcome.
With all that has been going on, they have not been going to work and hospital bills are racking up.. Any donation would help them out. They have not asked for any help and do not know I am doing this. Please help out this family!
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