Devin developed a fever May 13th. May 15th, after the fever hadn't stopped returning from 2PM-2AM, Devin said something isn't right and went into a Minute Clinic. He was diagnosed with pneumonia, given antibiotics and 7 days later, when the fever persisted, he went back in to be sent to the ER. The tests were clear minus slight elevations of white blood cells and anemia, he was given an antibiotic shot. To get back to a doctor we knew and trusted, we limped back to Illinois, Devin taking the trip in two days while my Mom met us half way to finish the drive with myself and the children. More tests came back negative. He's been on 4 antibiotics total, not including the antibiotic shot. A CT scan on June 21st showed swollen lymph nodes around his heart - a much better diagnosis than we expected, at least! We have paid for all of these tests and doctors visits entirely out of pocket with a slush fund we had built, but it is rapidly declining and we know more bills are coming as we tackle lymphoma.
Devin is a brilliant 26 year old McGyver, loving learning. You can often find dozens of tabs open with Wikipedia entries. He's a great father, bottle feeding our daughter every single night while I pumped for her. He's frustrated to be down, not able to play with his children and struggling to even eat or drive our rig to pay our bills.
Not being able to pay for our own medical bills is embarrassing for us. Still, I'd rather swallow my pride because losing my husband, my best friend, and the father my children deserve is much worse. We appreciate any help we are offered and cannot thank everyone enough for the love everyone has shared to help our family through this. We know Devin will beat this!
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