Recently, after having a seizure at work and hitting his head, his heart began racing to the point where they had to shock him back into rhythm and they initially diagnosed him with supra ventricular tachycardia. He was put on heart meds. And told he was going to have to have a cardiac ablation.
Two days before his procedure, Stefan began to have intense chest pain and we had to call an ambulance and once again he had to be shocked back into rhythm.
Today, he was supposed to have his cardiac ablation to correct this. Unfortunately, once they began, the Drs. found out that things were much more complicated. It turns out that the misfiring nerves where in a different area of his heart ( ventricular tachycardia) and they were not able to fix it today. Instead, there will be lots more testing, cardiac MRIs, and he will be wearing a ' life vest' ( a wearable heart monitor and defibrillator..it costs $3,670 PER MONTH to rent). Once more information is gathered, one of three things will.most likely happen-, life long medication, a trip to the cardiac center in the Mayo Clinic, or the implantation of a defibrillator into his chest. Or most probably, a combination of the three.
Aaaand.... We have no insurance.
Bills are stacking and time has been taken off from work, making it harder and harder to pay even the everyday bills, let alone afford the extra cab fares, medication, office visits.. And we haven't even started to scratch the surface of the hospital stuff.
Stefan has a few immediate things pressing, like the rental of the Life Vest , and as much as I truely hate having to ask for a little help, and I know he won't ask, we are going to need some. My goal is to try and keep Stefan as stress free as possible over the next 2 months until we can get some better answers about his heart and to take care of him as well as possible, keeping him around as long as possible.
Again, I hate to ask,but any help for Stefan would be super awesome, and I thank you, more than I can express in words, for caring about, loving and being such wonderful friends to us both.
Great big hugs,
- Shad Bailey
- Cara Neufeld
- Bill Passmore
- Jo Carter
- Cara Neufeld
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