Debra's Medical Fund

Hi Friends and Family. I am writing this to ask for your help for my wife’s (Debra “Deb”) unexpected continued Kidney Dialysis.

About mid November, Deb got a brief UTI, took care of it with over the counter medicine. About a week later she broke out into 102 fever, for about 3 days. Again, took care of it with over the counter medicine and rested. Over the next two days she started vomiting and had diarrhea. I didn’t have any over the counter medicine that I could go get for these symptoms so I called the ambulance to take her to the emergency room. I was honestly worried. I have been married to Deb for over 23 years and she has always been a strong woman and relatively healthy, this wasn’t normal.

On Nov.19 she went by ambulance to the Chehalis General Hospital. She was admitted immediately where they diagnosed her with extreme dehydration, UTI, sepsis, dual kidney failure, Ecoli blood poisoning, and respiratory failure. They did not have sufficient staff or medical equipment on hand to help her so they took her by ambulance to Tacoma Multicare General Hospital where she spent 2 days in ICU waiting for an available bed, a kidney specialist, and dialysis machine. To date she has had dialysis every other day trying to “jumpstart” her kidneys.

We live humbly, we do not live outside our means and we pay our bills on time. Deb has a small tax business and is the breadwinner of our family. I work for a small company that doesn’t offer healthcare. I have been able to take my vacation and sick days to spend with Deb at the hospital since November 19. I will run out of all leave in a few days. We are relatively healthy and have purchased basic healthcare benefits on our own because our employers are too small to offer healthcare benefits. So we saved to buy Obamacare during open enrollment January 2018. If it’s like other Insurance companies they won’t cover pre-existing medical conditions.

We ask for your generosity and accept any blessing graciously. Thank you for your continued help and support.

Agape - Ted and Deb Huestis


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Wendy Wells 
Organizer
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Theodore Huestis 
Beneficiary
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