Please could you help The Dorrell Family

Hi and good day to everyone, I want start by saying thank you for taking the time to hear our family story and whats lead us here. My dads a retired Port Authority Fire Fighter for tunnel and bridge of NY/NJ he worked hard for those 30 plus years but that it took its toll on his body. He suffers from a lot of problems that would come with that line of work and of of those are with his feet. Because of his diabetes he's lost almost all feeling in the bottom of his foot. In February my dad fell not once but twice, which caused problems in his ankles and knees. The arthritis in his knees and ankles had gotten worse as months passed my dad was having harder time balancing, standing up, and just walking. After a few doctors visits his is doctor recommend a surgery that would correct his right foot. She told us the surgery would help my dad's balance and his walking. We decided to go with it as we didn't want risk another fall in future, so towards the end of July the first part of the two part surgery took place. Everything went well with first surgery but the doctor who was performing the surgery fell ill and would most likely be out for a while. So one of other doctors that assisted in the first surgery had said he'd be able to finish up the second part himself. But it would have to be out at his hospital in passaic NJ at Saint Mary's. This was something I wasn't to conformable with cause my dad would be pretty far out from me but my dad insisted as he wanted to finish the surgery as soon as possible. The second surgery went well but once my dad woke up he began suffering from post delirium. The doctor told me that this is a normal occurrence for a person his age having surgery. He than said his delirium should clear up in few hrs once he got to mMerrwick rehab center and was able to rest with his sleep apnea machine. But for whatever reason Saint Mary's couldn't get an ambulance together for my dad to be transferred out that day so he had stay the whole weekend. Once he finally arrived at Merrwick Monday afternoon the staff had informed me that my father was still very delirious and had feeling about as our conversation over that weekend were not normal.  I called the doctor at Saint Mary's and asked what had happened as I was told that his delirium would subside once he had his sleep apnea machine and I assumed since couldn't be transferred out that weekend that the hospital would have provided machine for my dad. The doctor explained that unfortunately they didn't have a sleep apnea machine for my dad at hospital and for whatever reason didn't decide to order him one. So because of that lack of care his Co2 level built up in my dads head were  extremely high and at this point my dad was now just suffering from Hypercapnia. I couldn't understand why they couldn't order a machine for my dad or have me come out bring his from home cause he suffered with this for 2 weeks before he was able to go back normal.  Now that my dad was back to normal he wasn't able to do any rehab as his main  doctor said his foot needed more time to heal before they could even attempt to put any pressure on it. So after 2 month my dad was able to start do his physical therapy and right when things started to look good I was than contacted by the rehab administrator and told that his insurance would no longer be able to cover his stay because he had ran through his 100 days on his medicare. I was left with a huge confusion on why I wasn't told a head of time that his days were running out so I could try plan out better for a home return. Which my father was no where near ready for, they tried pressure me into medicaid which we wouldn't know if he get approved for and I was told that the application takes 6- 9 months to process. My dad only need one more months of rehab to get back to being independent but no everything has been set back. I've gone through all my saving paying bills, fees and equipment cost for dad and even with his pension and social security there still so much we can't afford to pay. So here we are, i know this a lot to ask for especially with everything going on in the world today but if could donate just a little bit every little bit helps. All donation will go to help pay off my father's medical bills, rent, home nurse, car notes and living expense. I once again thank you for time me and my dad can't thank you enough. Stay safe and God bless.53075614_1607221120817867_r.jpeg

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Michael Dorrell 
Organizer
Plainsboro, NJ
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