Fighting for Hope

Hello everyone. My name is Cynthia and I would like to tell you about my family, especially my husband Randy. (His name is James Randall , but most people call him Randy.) Almost 4 years ago Randy was a healthy, hardworking husband and father.  He is still a husband and father just not a healthy one.He went to work everyday to support his family. He never called out sick and was always dependable in whatever he did. Then he began to have swelling in his lower limbs and it got progressively worse. He continued to work until he could no longer do what his job required of him. He was a mainly a mechanic but he did all kinds of other jobs for the company he worked for. Randy has had numerous hospital stays over the past couple of years as his condition has worsened. His body cannot rid itself of fluids that continuously build up all over his body. (There are times when so much fluid has built up that it weeps out of his skin causing blisters. We have to keep them clean and dressed and apply bandages and antibiotic creams on his wounds and pads to keep the fluid from getting on things because we were told it is toxic. We have to wear gloves when handling anything.)  He is now unable to walk or do things on his own. He is on oxygen all the time because the fluid builds up around his heart and in his lungs making it difficult to breathe..(This has taken so much of a toll on his body that he looks much older than he is and people have actually thought he was my father.  (To that I proudly say "No, this is my husband.")We have been to numerous doctors and specialists for help and he is in constant pain but nothing has helped him and he continues to get worse each day. Sometimes I'm afraid to sleep at night, worried that he may stop breathing. Our son has given up a lot to stay home with his dad so that I can work. We can't afford to hire a caregiver so he  stepped in to help.
     We have been told that a type of compression pump may help him but it is very expensive (anywhere from $8,000 to $10,000. ) We were told that this was probably not covered by insurance and they were right. We need help to pay for some of Randy's medical bills and to get the pump that he needs. We hope that no one else is suffering from this dibilitating medical issue and if you are our prayers are with you as we know first hand how devastating it can be.
     My husband has told me so many times that he feels like a burden to us but he is not.  We have always tried to help others if we could and never thought we would be the ones needing help. But we do need  help. We are asking if anyone is willing to help us in any way it will be greatly appreciated from the bottom of our hearts. Thank you so much. 
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Cynthia White 
Durham, NC
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