Flash forward and 6 surgeries later (3 for the hernia, 1 to remove cancer and 2 lymph-nodes, 1 to attempt to fix the organ prolapse she devolved after the hernia surgeries), Mom is left in constant pain, has a stage 4 organ prolapse and her quality of life has steadily deteriorated.
Prior to the hernia surgery, Mom enjoyed watching and playing with grandchildren...which she is no longer well enough to do (she can't currently even lift them). She tires easily, and too much movement or activity can be enough to send her to the ER (15 visits this year alone so far). If things continue as they are, Moms health is only going to get worse and worse; the past few months Mom has required a catheter, which has led to several infections. For anyone who knows Mom, you know she never stops moving (cooking, gardening, being outdoors), so you can imagine her being rendered nearly immobile has left her spirit dimmed, and honestly for a short while we felt pretty hopeless that we'd get her back to where she was a year ago.
That was until we met her newly appointed specialist, Dr. Barry Jarnagin. He's the top rated specialist in his field, and is confident that he can fix Moms organ prolapse and restore her health! He's laid out a detailed, multi step plan and it truly beacons as our saving grace! Moms insurance has covered nearly everything up to this point, but has declined coverage on one of the procedures Dr. Jarnagin needs to complete before Mom can have the restorative surgery, which costs $2000 upfront.
Mom needs this desperately.
If you can donate, we'd be eternally grateful. For those that can't, any and all prayers you can send Moms way are equally valuable and appreciated!
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