Please HELP! Eddie Cain went into the
hospital on July 2 with extreme stomach pain unable to eat or drink for almost a week. He was admitted and diagnosed with pancreatitis. Eddie unfortunately has pre-exisiting health conditions such as COPD, emphysema and fibrosis of the lungs. While in the hospital he aspirated and developed pneumonia. The combination of these things has lead Eddie to have acute respiratory distress syndrome. Eddie was in the hospital for 25 days and was finally able to come home but on the 8th day of being home he was re-admitted to the hospital due to his oxygen levels dropping. Within 2 days Eddie was placed on a ventilator and he remained on it for 12 days. On the 12th day they placed a trach in his throat and they started to slowly wake him up. Within a few days he was back on the ventilator and has been to this day. Eddie is in the VA hospital and is currently not allowed any visitation due to COVID. He is lucky to get a video visit with Michelle and an update so she can at least get eyes on him :( and know his status.
Eddie and Michelle currently live in a VA-funded apartment. If he is not physically residing at the residence and also able to care for himself in 45 days, they will lose this benefit and be forced to move out. As we all know COVID 19 and the country shutting down has devastated some households, including Michelle and Eddie’s. Please help me raise funds for this couple to get them through these hard times. No donation is too small. Thank You.
- Edward Cain