After many weeks of fighting what he thought were upper respiratory issues Garrett hit the wall and was rushed to St. Mary’s Hospital on December 7th. He was admitted with sepsis, as well as kidney, liver and respiratory failure. He spent 18 days in the hospital, the first three of which were spent in the ICU dealing with large abscess on his liver. CDC doctors can't say for sure how the infection started or where it came from. Garrett says he feels lucky to be alive and fortunate to made it through. Now in rehab, the experts recommend hard work and patience. It will take months of physical therapy for him to regain his strength. His ability to work in the coming months, let alone function physically, is unknown.
The good news is that Garrett is insured through his work. However, because this happened at the end of one calendar year, continuing into the next, and because of copays, deductibles, ongoing doctor’s visits and physical therapy, his out-of-pocket medical bills will exceed $20,000.
If you know Garrett, you know he is always eager to help a friend, without any hesitation. I'm hoping that we can help raise the money to pay for his out-of-pocket expenses.
Thank you, in advance, for your support!