Over the years, we have gone to see numerous doctors, including specialists at John’s Hopkins, in hopes of finding a cure for his pain. Unfortunately, he has not been able to get any definitive answers or solutions to his pain. When at Hopkins in Sept 2016, tests of all kinds were administered, only to tell him that there was a small mass on his liver, that was not cancerous and wasn’t anything to worry about.
Within the past couple of months, he has experienced increasing abdominal pain, loss of weight, loss of appetite and fatigue. And more recently(9/29-9/30), the symptoms became very extreme, keeping him from being able to work and provide for his family.
This past Monday(10/1/18), I took off work to take him to the Waynesboro Hospital ER, where they ran some tests and found that he had two large masses on his liver and a blood clot in the portal vein, that is supposed to feed blood to his liver. The results found, landed him in a hospital bed for the night, so that they could monitor him more closely and start him on blood thinning medicine to help the blood clot and to prevent any further clots from forming.
Late afternoon, Tuesday(10/2/18), the hospital staff felt that because Rob’s vital signs remained stable for the duration of his stay, that he was able to be released with a prescription to continuing his blood thinning. After asking many questions, we agreed and I was able to bring him back home.
Wednesday(10/3/18), we were able to get him an appointment to see him primary care doctor in Gaithersburg. After sharing the results found at the hospital with them, they immediately felt a since of urgency in getting him an appointment to see a GI doctor. A few hours later, we met with him and he also felt that the results found were of high concern and suggested that we go to Hopkins ER as soon as possible, as they are equipped with the technology to better assess and help Rob.
Thursday(10/4/18), we spent the day at the John’s Hopkins ER. While there, vitals were taken and monitored and an in depth ultrasound was performed. The results of the test are being forwarded to both, his primary care provider and the oncologist in Hershey, who we will consult with next Wednesday.
Tomorrow, Rob and I will be traveling to Hershey, PA, to have an MRI done.
As you can see, with everything going on, Rob nor myself have worked at all this week and we already have upcoming appointments scheduled for next week. Due to the severity of Rob’s current health condition, and the need to travel to be seen and cared for, by qualified doctors, we forsee many more days off work and many more distant travels, creating extra fuel and food costs, not to mention the struggle to pay our regular monthly bills and upcoming plethra of doctor bills. As a loving and supportive wife, I will be by his side, as we conquer all of this. I currently have several paid leave days remaining, however, there are few and forsee them depleting quickly. Rob, on the other hand, has used all of his paid days, due to pains and complications related to his current condition.
All donations, whether monetarily or through prayer and/or positive thoughts, are greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance for everything! ❤️
DonationsSee top donations
- Miriam Ferraro (Whiteaker)
- George Downin
- Wendy Orfan
- Stacey Marshall
- Mandy Pittenger
#1 fundraising platform
More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more
In the rare case something isn’t right, we will work with you to determine if misuse occurred. Learn more
Expert advice, 24/7
Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more