While camping with his family this July, Our friend Scott Chlebek found himself not feeling well. He struggled to keep up his energy while just walking around with his children. Not liking what she was seeing , His wife Kelly took him to the emergency room who quickly released him to follow up with his doctor at home. One week later while working he felt ill enough to know something was not right. He was taken again to his local hospital where they found he had a 90% blockage in his LAD artery, also known as "The Widow Maker". He under went a procedure to unblock it , was put on meds and was sent home. You would hope he would recover quickly and that's where the story ends, but it doesn't.........
A few days later he was readmitted with fever and still feeling quite ill. This time they found he had Endocarditis "infection of the heart " due to a Congenital Heart defect called Bicuspid Aortic Valve, which he never knew existed. This has caused Mitral & Aortic Valve damage and stress on Aorta resulting in need of repair and replacement. After the 4-6 weeks of IV antibiotics he has to endure for the infection , he will have to undergo Open Heart surgery to replace the valves, Aorta and also have a bypass of his artery.
Scott, 46 has a beautiful wife, Kelly who is a recent Breast cancer survivor. He is a wonderful, loving father of 3. His son Bryce is 11 and his twins Autumn and Colin will be 8 this month. Scott is a union sheet metal worker who has always been very hard working . Scott is a dedicated husband, friend, and worker, who has had a longstanding and profound impact on those around him. He has an amazing heart because he has always been there to help anyone who needs it at anytime of the day .
On behalf of his family, I would like you to consider to help relieve some of the financial stress they have endured and will continue to endure during this long road ahead of them. The staggering cost of the medications and treatments alone will be overwhelming, not to mention his future surgery and hospital stays. He is currently on limited activity and won't be able to return to work for many months to come. Anyone who knows him, this alone is a difficult thing for him to do. He has always been a very active outdoorsy guy!
I appreciate you taking the time to read his story. Thank you in advance for your support. Any gift is appreciated!
Please continue to send your prayers and love for them. I will update as he continues his fight.
2/11/19 Scott finally received his Heart Surgery @ Northwestern Hospital.
His surgery included a Mitral Valve repair, Aortic Valve replacement and an Aortic root replacement/repair.
Everything went well and he is recovering nicely at home. It will be many months before he can return to work as he regains his strength each day. Thank you for your continued Prayers, thoughts and support to Scott and our Family!
♥️ Scott & Kelly
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