Please help Kim beat this battle

I am starting this page as this came out of nowhere and my family needs your help. Kim is fighting for her life every second of everyday. On March 23rd I found my mother Kim on her bedroom floor. Delirious, shaky and without energy. My grandma and I called an ambulance as I couldn't get her to my car because she did not have enough strength. After a wait in the ER she was admitted into the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) because she had turned septic and had signs of a minor heart attack with very, very low blood pressure. We have had our highs and lows over the last 72 hours. It is one step forward and two steps back. As of March 26, we have finally been given a diagnosis of moderate/severe sepsis, starting with a UTI that has now turned into E.Coli in her blood as the main infection. She was also diagnosed with ARDS today which is Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. She has low kidney function and is currently on a breathing tube. She has been holding triple digits for blood pressure with minimal medication which is a good sign for now. Now that the breathing tube has been administered her vitals are staying stable and we are hopeful that the next 24h will provide some sort of improvement as now she is forced to rest and focus. We need to get her kidneys and lungs functioning or we are close to needing to put her on dialysis. She is comfortable right now and can acknowledge us when asked. So as you read, highs and lows. I am reaching out because she is the sole supporter of our household. A single mom doing it all. She supports my brother, grandma and I with a roof over our heads and the bills being paid with everything in between for us. We have been told she will be in ICU for over a week and then there is the time after the ICU in a regular bed recovering. It also doesn’t include the struggle while at home. She will potentially need physio, in home care, etc. As of now I am the only one working but I also need to be the one bedside listening and understanding the doctors and being there to comfort my mom. Any amount will help us stay afloat while dealing with this and help in the near future with her recovery. I am beyond grateful for your prayers and well wishes. With the power of hope, strength and prayer we will get through this. I will be posting updates as frequently as I can. THANK YOU ♥️ & PLEASE be aware of the signs of sepsis.
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Jessica Ireland 
Edmonton, AB
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