It all started last year. My mother (Tami or Tamara) went into the hospital for a surgery to remove a hernia and put mesh in. She ended up on life support, and I almost lost my mother. Luckily she was able to fight past it and recover enough to eventually return home.
Now, over a year later, on May 31st, she returned to have another surgery and remove the mesh. During the surgery, they found another hernia and fixed it, but then caused her stoma to invert. Since then, her bags that go around the stoma do not hold and end up breaking/leaking, her skin on her stomach and the surrounding area to be burned (similar to acid or as the doctors put it, worse than 3rd degree burns) due to the feces not being able to be held within the bags.
This has caused a massive amount of issues and is currently forcing her to be in the hospital for a massively extended period of time. She is unable to come home because it is not only a health hazard to her, but to those around her. They are unable to do another surgery due to her intestines being pushed together from the surgery. The inestines have to seperate by themselves because if they tried to do surgery she could bleed to death . With all of this going on (as she is attempting to recover enough so her stoma can either un-invert or they can do one last surgery to create a new one entirely) it has caused a huge stress on our family when it comes to money. Medical Bills, Renting a car ( as we do not currently have a working vechicle), Gas to be able to go and see her, The list goes on and on.
We would not normally seek help but feel like we have no choice and it's time to finally ask for help. We're on our last legs and trying our best to make whatever we have last, but it's just not enough. Whatever you are able to offer will go to Medical costs, along with being able to see her on a regular basis so she is not alone during this horrible time in her and our life. Otherways to help is sharing our story and helping in any way possible so we can help my mother. She is everything to us and we want to see her recover.
Recent Photo of Tami in the hospital.
A picture of Tami and Mike (Who I consider my Step-Father).
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