About three weeks ago my husband Steve was working when he suddenly became short of breath. We decided he needed to go to the hospital. They ran many test and seen that he had a blood clot in his lungs. He was hospitalized for 3 days. Remaining there for recovery after his Tpa procedure. Which is a procedure where they go thru the groin to administer clot busting agents.
Then about a week ago Steve was having pain in his back and on his left side. It again was enough pain that we decided it was good idea to go to the hospital. They ran many tests and examined his X-ray’s to find a mass about the size of a golf ball on his kidney. The doctors diagnosed him with Renal Cell Carcinoma. They also found that the tumor was branching off through the veins towards the heart.
Steve went into a 6-hour surgery Monday, then did 2 hours of recovery. Today was his first day up walking. He has IV fluids, IV antibiotics, and IV pain medication as well as a drain in his side. We are hoping he will get to leave Friday!
I’m reaching out because we will need help with not only the multiple medical and surgical expenses, but bills while Steve is self-employed and not able to work.
Anything you can contribute helps because it all adds up in the end! Thanks to all who donate and shares this post.
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