In January of 2018, Sally was Life Flighted to St Vincent in Indianapolis due to needing an emergency TIPS procedure done. This was due to cirrhosis of the liver. She was placed on a ventilator for 2 days and was kept there for 10 days. With the extent of her ALS, this was a big turning point. She was transported back to Evansville, where she entered a Rehab facility to try and get her back to where she was before the procedure. She spent 2 weeks in the rehab facility and was sent home to live with her daughter and family. Since then she has became wheelchair bound.
Two weeks after being home, she then again was hospitalized for her ammonia levels being too high. This is because the medicine she needed was being denied by the insurance company and was quoted $980 for one month. This is quite frankly ridiculous, because she needs this medicine to keep her ammonia levels down, otherwise it can cause brain damage. With the ALS, the brain is the only thing that won't fail her. So, we finally got the medicine and she was sent back home. Since then, a nurses aide has been coming to our home to help assist in showers.
With Spring weather coming soon, she would love the ability to go outside whenever she wants. With the ALS diagnosis, time is very limited, however we aren't losing hope.
We are in need of help at this point for the following:
Lift for swimming pool
Travel Expenses-as her wish is to make it to the beach as much as possible.
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