Amanda's Medical Costs

March of this year I had a gastric sleeve done, it healed great and I felt great. May 11th I started vomiting and didnt slow down until August but the damage was already done. I guess vomiting 10+ times a day, everyday isnt ideal. In that time I've been hospitalized 5 times for malnutrition and dehydration. In August it was so bad I ended up in the step down ICU with an NG tube pumping  the bile out of my stomach. Still I was sent home with no answers but to just deal with it. It was during this stay that i started to go numb in my hip, I was already very weak so walking was very hard. I got home the vomiting got better but I couldnt eat it was like my body was rejecting food. The numbness moved down each leg and up to my sternum, talk about scary thats it! Waking up to no use of your legs is a horrible feeling. In this time I fell 3 times just trying to get to the bathroom, the 3rd time I hurt myself pretty bad and had to call an ambulance to come help me. They ended up taking me to the hospital where I was admitted once again. I saw every type of doctor there was and nobody could explain the numbness. I then saw a neurologist who diagnosed me with the closest thing he could think of that this resembled, Guillain-Barre syndrome. He then went to the computer to put the orders in for the treatment for GB, while he was sitting there he said something told him to look at my lab work from where I had been admitted three weeks prior that is where he discovered that I have both wet and dry Beriberi (or simply a B1 deficiency). He immediately started me on oral and IV vitamin B1. Within a few days I already felt better but I still couldn't walk or move my legs. Piedmont made arrangements for me to be moved to the shepherd center in Atlanta. And if you know anything about this place they create miracles! I have been here 8 weeks and I can already walk a few feet with a walker.

Now on to why I did a GoFundMe. If everything goes according to plan I will be coming home on the 27th of this month! There are several things that I need to purchase for my home health care set up, yes my insurance pays for some but not all of the things I need. And if you have ever looked into purchasing medical supplies it's not cheap. Also Ive lost 200 pounds so I only have a few pieces of clothing that fit me. Ive lost 30 pounds just being at the Shepherd Center! Any little bit helps and I appreciate it more than you know. Thank you so much for all the prayers and messages of encouragement they have helped me pull through some of the worse days I've ever been through.

Donations

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  • Donna Holt 
    • $150 
    • 27 mos
  • Russell Johnson 
    • $500 
    • 27 mos
  • Jessica Mendez 
    • $50 
    • 27 mos
  • Kevin Hayes 
    • $20 
    • 27 mos
  • Brian Morley 
    • $100 
    • 27 mos
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Organizer

Amanda Newsome 
Organizer
Newnan, GA
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