On January 3rd, 2018, Lynn drove herself to urgent care with a 102 degree fever. She was told to get rest and that she had the bug that was going around.
On January 6th, she again went to seek help and drove to the nearest ER. At this point she was literally urinating on herself without notice and very fatigued. She’s known for not asking for help and this is why she took herself, on her own. Unfortunately, she was sent home again.
On the following morning, she was found unresponsive and rushed to the ER by ambulance. When she arrived they immediately sedated her and tested her for viruses. Things completely spiraled downhill from there; she had double pneumonia; kidney failure; MRSA; and body went into septic shock.
She was on a ventilator, placed on 6 different antibiotics; put on 3 blood pressure medications; around the clock dialysis, just to stabilize her. That following Saturday doctors began to lose hope, they let her children know how severe this was and encouraged them to think about all options. That Sunday, blood clots were found, one in her leg and another in her forearm. She was placed on blood thinners and told not much more could be done.
Circulation to her extremities became almost non existent. Doctors called in a surgeon and he said for sure her limbs weren’t salvageable, but nothing could be done immediately because in no way would she survive a surgery in that state of health.
As of January, 20th Lynn has been diagnosed with Stevens Johnson Syndrome and needs to be treated at a burn center. The burn center that specializes in cases like hers does not offer dialysis. She can not be transported there because of this.
Her fight to keep going has just begun. She has a long journey ahead of her and has a very strong chance of needing around the clock care. She is still on the ventilator and 24hr around the clock dialysis.
The family is asking for your help to cover medical expenses and funds for her 3 children who’s lives have completely did a 360.
We thank each and every one of you for your prayers and donations in advance. We will continue to keep everyone updated with her progress. She has continued to blow everyone away with her power and will to keep fighting.
- Kandyce Kiger
- Randi Gatewood
- Isabella Thrash
- Alyssha Thompson
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