She remained in the ICU with delirium for several days. The doctors still had no answers as to why she became sick in the first place and with her vitals still unstable, and the delirium she was experiencing, she remained in the ICU until May 5th, when they were able to move her to a regular room. She had a very large incision that remained open. Due to the nature of the infection through her body, they didn’t close her back up, they installed a wound vac that she would have to carry around with her while the incision started to heal from the inside out.
On May 12th she was stable enough to be able to go home. However, she still had a very long recovery ahead. This would mean a home health nurse would have to come 3 times a week to change her dressing on her incision and help with other things she needed medically. This continued until June 29th. The surgeons are able to do another surgery this August to do some reconstruction of her organs and will remove her gall bladder during that time as well. This isn’t over, and she is a fighter, but this whole situation has changed her whole life.
This unexplainable sickness has taken a toll on both Marci, who is only 47, and her husband Lonnie. During these past few months bills and extra expenses are adding up . Then in August, with another surgery coming, it is just going to get worse and become more burdensome. I started this page because many of you have asked how you could help. Well, Marci wouldn’t ask anyone, so I am asking. Please keep Marci and Lonnie in your daily prayers and if you could donate anything to help them out with their expenses it would be greatly appreciated.
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