Hi my name is Claire Godbolt and my son-in-law Jeffrey Veregge is critically ill with acute renal and respiratory failure. He was admitted to Harrison Hospital on Monday 6/21 and Tuesday he had to be intubated and transported over to Seattle to Virginia Mason where he will be given specialized treatment. My daughter Christina, their 3 children Morgan, Presley and Averee and Jeffrey's mother Connie are all staying at a nearby hotel to be close to the hospital. It's unknown how many days Jeffrey will be hospitalized.
The money donated will help go to travel costs to the hospital and for living expenses while Jeffrey is unable to work. He's been the sole provider for the last year due to COVID. Any amount donated would be greatly appreciated.
Please keep Jeffrey in your thoughts and prayers. Updates will be posted as new information becomes available.
UPDATE FROM JEFFREY'S WIFE 6/23: He's sedated and on a ventilator. The doctors are trying to figure out what's causing the kidneys and lungs to not be functioning properly. They suspect an autoimmune disease, but haven't gotten confirmation yet. He's finally stable enough to have the biopsies done on his kidneys and lungs today. Both procedures were successful and Jeffrey did well during both. Those results will come in tomorrow and will tell the Dr's a lot. He has had a blood transfusion and will have more if needed. He is having his 2nd round of hemodialysis and plasmapheresis right now to filter his blood of the toxins and antibodies that are making him sick and removing his plasma and replacing it with clean donor plasma. He will have a 3rd round tonight and continued daily as needed. He's on heavy antibiotics and steroids. There was no evidence of sepsis so that's great news. His kidneys are producing some urine so that's good news and his potassium levels are now normal. They also found less blood in his lungs today compared to yesterday so that's positive as well. His EKG and heart tests were all normal, praise God.
That's all the info I have at this time. I'll update as I know more.
Thankfully, I'm allowed to visit him at this hospital. The kids, Connie and I are staying in a hotel a couple blocks away. I have been here at the hospital all day and will be here every day until he walks outta here. I'm not leaving his side. I've been holding his hand and talking to him. Telling him about all the love, prayers and support we've been receiving and that everyone loves him and needs him to get better. I'm reading him each prayer, message and text coming in.
Thank you all for the love and prayers. You don't know how much your prayers mean and how comforting they are. I'm so completely lost right now. He's been my best friend since I was 14...
Please keep the prayers coming.
All my love,