Brenna and family during difficult time

I don’t normally ask for help but our world has been flipped up side down. As stubborn and independent as I am, some ppl have talked me into asking for help. Here is the story and situation we are facing. 

 My wife Brenna started experiencing pain about 6 weeks ago. Between 2 ER visits and 3 doctor visits, along with numerous test, they determined that her gallbladder was the issue. So on November 20th she had surgery to have it removed.  

  On December 1st she started having stabbing pain , she was crying and screaming in pain. She called the doctors office and they told her it was normal.  So she rested . It happened again 3 days later and 10 times worse but she wrote off calling the doctor because of what the doctors office said the last time. 

  On Saturday December 7th I came home from work and her stomach looked like she was 6 months pregnant.  Shes stubborn like me so she kept waiting.  At 2am Sunday morning she went into the ER. 

  At 8:30 am they rushed her into emergency surgery.  She had a leak in her colon and a bad infection.  They pulled 2 quarts of puss out of her body. She went into septic shock and her kidneys were failing.  All her levels where off the charts. (We almost lost her) 

  She is  now in stable condition currently but she still has a leak and they still have her cut open. They are currently have her hooked up to a breathing machine to help her breath. Once they repair the leak she will have another surgery to put her back together.  She will need another surgery after to repair a few other things after her body has time to heal some and gain strength back. She will more then likely need rehabilitation to gain muscle strength back. 

 She clearly is out of work for a good amount of time and I am missing some work so I can be with her and take care of our 5 year old son. So finances are going to get extremely hard real fast for us. I don't know how much this is going to hurt us financially but I do know it's not going to take long for it to effect us negatively to make it a challenge to survive financially.  I will be going back to work as soon as I know shes out of the woods and she can begin her road to recovery but with her not working for a good period of time that wont be enough for us to be ok. I'm setting the amount a bit higher as there is a lot of unknowns and expenses that will pop up. This is going to be a minimum of a few months that we will be going through this ordeal. 

 If anyone can help us  with this difficult situation we are in, it would be more then appreciated. 

 Please keep Brenna and my family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. 

 I will make updates as we go threw this ordeal. Thank you everyone and God Bless.
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John Olsen
Manitowoc, WI

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