In the days since, the team caring for Bob consists of a nephrologist, oncologist, hematologist, cardiologist, internist, radiologist, hospitalist, vascular specialist and all the fabulous RN's and PCAs. After many, many scans, tests, labs, & bone marrow test everything they have tested for has come back negative. So, by the process of elimination, they are attempting to find out what caused his kidneys to fail. Along the way his blood tests showed extremely low platelet counts. So, now his days consist of am dialysis and a procedure called plasma exchange (to beef-up his platelet count) in the afternoon. Both sessions are hours long each and totally exhausting for him. To say that he is extremely ill is an understatement.
All of the kids and other family members are helping as they can to be with Bob during the day affording me the time to take card of our home and company business. Many of you know that Bob and I have been owners of a small business for many years. There have been highs and lows, for sure. Through all the years, Bob has been our "rainmaker". I've been moving things forward to the best of my ability - trying to keep up with the daily activity. The cost of Bob's care in the hospital up to this point is in the low approaching mid six-figure $$ as he is in day #15 there. Bob has insurance and now I begin the process of navigating through the tiers of coverage and deductibles, co-pays, etc., another full-time job. What I am asking for now is for any financial help you are able to give us. Between work and home there is so much that Bob would take care of and I get blindsided virtually every day with something else I need to deal with. We don't know yet what the illness is, what caused it or how long his treatment, rehab and recovery will be.
The need for your financial support is urgent.
I am so grateful and want to thank everyone for the prayers for Bob and our family, the support, cards, flowers, visits, and encouragement for Bob. Bob is aware of the many ways that everyone has acknowledged him these past weeks. Please continue to pray for us. Thank you for any support you can offer our family.
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