Melissa Dooley ( Johnson )

On the Morning of Sunday August 27th Melissa was admitted to RI Hospital ( for some sort of infection , she had a cough & shortness of breathe ) over the next 24 hrs her condition declined fast & liver was failing . She was given about 5% chance of making it through the night . After many decisions( by Adam, led by doctors ) to that later on helped her but at the time they could have killed her aswel . Family , myself & friends prayed through out the night as her condition was Nearly fatal . We all know Melissa is one tough cookie , doctors were able to get her Stable enough to have her medi-vacced to Yale university hospital in new haven conn. To be prepped for a liver transplant after a few hours of there own Examination they found the source of the infection . It was in her heart ( left ventricle ) infection caused bad blood to be pumped to her organs , infecting them & shutting them down . So she was rushed into emergency heart surgery soon after . She made it through but dr Bonde told me & her family that , she was very, very sick & the next 24-48 hours if she makes it will tell us how her body is gonna react . Her body fought back & a week later she had another heart surgery . After almost 10 days in 2 different ICU's ( liver/ kidney dialysis & ECMO heart pumping machines with 24 hour care by her bedside )Melissa is on the mend but still sedated as her body continues to heal from the damage of the heart infection . She has medical insurance but they only cover so much . She still has a long road ahead of her & a lot of rehab to get back on her feet again . I can't thank the wonderful doctors , nurses & overall staff at Yale hospital for thier caring , kindness & professionalism during her continued stay in the ICU . Also to the hundreds of friends/ family for there prayers & positive thoughts for hers, mine & Aydens well being ,


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Adam Dooley 
Providence, RI
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