Help save my dads life!

Hello everyone, I'd like to thank you for taking the time to read my dad's story. My father, Brent Bitner, is my whole world, my best friend, my everything, he is an incredible man, and incredibly strong. Last Tuesday he called an ambulance to take him to the emergency room because he was very sick they determined it was a viral infection there was nothing I could do and sent him home. The very next day he was even worse he drove himself back up to the hospital where he was monitored overnight and his condition declined rapidly afterwards. He was diagnosed with pneumonia which turned into ARDS ( acute respiratory distress syndrome) which is where the sacs in the lungs fill with fluid rendering the patient unable to take in any Oxygen on their own. This caused him to have to be medically sedated, and paralyzed, and intubated. He has been in the Kingwood Medical Center ICU since then on 100% oxygen on his ventilator. He has shown no real signs of improvement and it has been determined that he needs a treatment called ECMO. The treatment is where they take his blood out filter it oxygenated and pump it back in, unfortunately there's only a few hospitals capable of this treatment and even fewer hospitals capable of transporting a patient using that treatment. This is all made more complicated by the fact he has no health insurance, so it's been very difficult to find a place that will accept him for this treatment. It is our last hope in our only option to save his life it is very unlikely he will survive if he does not get this treatment. Myself (his daughter) in the entire family are doing all we can to get him the life-saving medical treatment he needs, and it would be a blessing to get any other help that we can right now. If you can donate anything at all towards his medical costs it would help tremendously, and even if you can't donate please pray, pray like you've never prayed before. I still need him his grandkids still need him he's only 52 years old. We're not ready to let go, so please help us save his life! Thank you for taking the time to read his story, and please pray for a miracle.
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Organizer and beneficiary

Courtney Bitner 
Round Rock, TX
Deborah Barry 
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