On August 14th 2020, I suddenly woke up in excruciating pain and was unable to walk. Not having health insurance due to leaving my job to take care of Tia who had to under go Scoliosis surgery and Covid 19 occurring I decided to go to the ER in hopes to find answers.
After being at the ER, Orthopedic Specialist and the ER again all with in weeks still no answers were found and I was basically pushed aside because of lack of insurance. My pain became unbearable by this time that I couldn't even get out of bed and had to resort to a wheel chair, breakfast, lunch and dinner in bed.
I then started having extreme fevers and chills , back to the ER I went begging for help. Finally, this ER DR. said there was nothing they could do to help therefore he did get me a referral to a different Orthopedic Surgeon.
After, waiting another 2 weeks for an appointment I was able to meet DR. Lindbloom. Who would have known he saved my life by taking an extra 5 minutes to listen to my symptoms. Dr. Lindbloom ordered and MRI with contrast and more blood work. After the results tested positive for Staphylococcus ( staph infection that was sepsis ( blood infection= life threating) I was urgently admitted for surgery to remove as much of the infection as possible and put on the strongest IV antibiotics to help control the spread of the infection. I was then told by the infections disease DR. to contact family and friends that I may not survive.
After 3 weeks of multiple surgeries, blood treatments, antibiotics and rehabilitation I was finally discharged from the hospital. But only under the circumstances of having around the clock care and a continuous IV of antibiotics and physical therapy for 8 weeks. I was released from my picc line with my hopes held high for recovery. Things were looking up so I thought.
Unfortunately, the pain wasn't gone and it wasn't getting better it was getting worse. I was informed that the infection had done so much damage that it disintegrated the cartilage and bone matter in the left hip region and it may be spreading again.
I must have immediate blood test, MRI and surgery preformed to hopefully cure this relentless infection and finally have a full hip replacement and regain back control of my life. So, I am reaching out to anyone that may be able to help with my upcoming procedures, and life expenses. Thank you so much for reading this and your consideration. My family and I greatly appreciate anything you can provide.
May God Bless You,
- Jemi Brown
- Stacie Perez
- Stacie Perez
- Vanessa Marshall
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