On 09/05/20 Sheridan was rushed to NGMC by emergency personnel after days of not being able to consume food , feeling weak, visible signs of losing blood and shortness in her breathe. For weeks she has not felt herself and due to the Covid pandemic, her doctor offices would call to reschedule her appts even the most important one being for her blood work. Sheridan would call repeatedly trying to get in earlier than the rescheduled date given but was told “ sorry we don’t have anything available”. During this emergency call to the paramedics, it was request Sheridan he taken to Piedmont in Atlanta so she could be looked after by the doctors she has been seeing the last few years since she has had to accept the life challenge of living with Lupus. Sheridan’s heart rate was extremely high, sugar was low and showing visual signs of confusion due to the amount of blood loss. She was considered “ in critical shape” and had to be taken to the closes hospital per emergency team.
Once arriving to the hospital, she was immediately taken to the ICU . Blood transfusions were started and test were being ran. Within hours the doctors came to Sheridan’s mom Debbie, given the news we have all dreaded to know but knew would come one day, ( Sheridans been on a donor list for a new liver for well over a year) Sheridan was in liver failure. Doctors confirm Sheridan was still bleeding out her mouth and her rectum and they were doing all they could to locate where and why she was bleeding excessively. Doctors confirmed she has several liaisons on her liver which was causing the internal bleeding leaving her with 60% of blood loss.
Day 2 -09/06/20
Doctors confirmed they were able to stop the bleeding for now as more blood transfusions were needed and that her kidneys were failing. Sheridan would need kidney dialysis. Her heart rate was still high and was less responsive as she seem to be going in and out. It seemed Sheridan was not aware of her surroundings at all and was put on a ventilator to help with her breathing.
Day 3- 09/07/20
No improvement and three days into waiting for her to be transferred to Piedmont. Each day it was advised she would be transferred. Doctors confirming for her to even stand a chance, she has to get to Piedmont whee her transplant team was. Midnight approaches and still waiting patiently as it feelings she is slipping away from us to quickly
Day 4 -09/08/20
I spoke to Debbie Sheridans mom and there was still no movement or improvement still. Not knowing what day it was, Debbie just begged for more prayers.. putting her faith in gods hands. That afternoon Debbie received a call from the the doctors office ( liver doctor). Just so happened Sheridan had a doctor appt and didn’t show up for her appt. Debbie advised of the issues at hand the receptionist quickly put her on hold... A few minutelater the doctor was on the other end. Debbie told her point blank of Sheridans appts being rescheduled manytimes and now the life threatening situation Sheridan was currently in. At 5:39pm the paramedics show up totransport her to Atlanta. Praying she gets a fair chanceat life with no improvement this provided a small senseof hope.
Day 5 -09/09/20
Complete Life Support and started the kidney dialysis.
At 3:58am this morning, God gained the most beautiful angel of them all.
Sheridan was my best friend and a great friend to everyone. She was the most unselfish person I have ever met. She was the friend who would show up in the middle of the night and only a phone call away. I’ll never forget the night I called her late at night and she was in my driveway within 5 minutes. I had a car wreak in 2018 Sheridan was the first person I called. I was so shook up I couldn’t breathe.. guess who was there within minutes, Sheridan. Mypoint is she was such a beautiful soul and that type of friendship she offered was unheard of.
As you know she is a warrior and has fought so many battles only being 35 years old. She was the strongest female I have ever met. As you all know Sheridan has been sick for some time. Medical and living expenses have been a burden for years and Sheridan has not been able to physically work. Sheridans medication alone was over $500 a month. Debbie has been beside Sheridan since day one helping her financially to the best of her ability. All of this was so unexpected and way to soon. Let’s help Sheridans mom give her the memorial she deserves. Sheridan loved each and everyone of you and thank you all for being apart of her life. God will take care of her and she is no longer suffering in pain behind closed doors having to avoid what she loves the most water and sunshine.
- Chris Severt
- Mari G
- linda hall
- Debbie and Bill Brown
- Bailey Brown