She had an emergency colonoscopy. A few days later she was able to go home with meds thinking she’d go back to work the following Monday...
A week later she wasn’t getting better, had terrible stomach pains, went to the doctor and then ended up going back to the hospital.
She wasn’t able to go to the bathroom since the colonoscopy! She was given preps, liquids, and vitamins to assist but no movement. She started getting bloated and the pain began getting unbearably worse.
She saw a GI doctor Wednesday the 22nd of August and he told her if she didn’t go to the bathroom in the next few days, she would need to go to the ER.
The following Monday night Risa rushed her to the ER. She wasn’t eating, in excruciating pain, doubled over and not going to the bathroom. She was unable to walk, sweating and felt like she was dying.
When they got to the ER they kept giving her enemas to try and clear her out but nothing unfortunately happened. On Tuesday, After many hours in the ER a CT scan was done and found her colon had perforated. By 1pm on Tuesday she had been rushed into emergency surgery. Her intestines were filled to the brim. She had a grapefruit size blockage, *had they not found it and she would have waited another day, she would not be with us today.
The outcome of the surgery was successful but left her with a 12 inch open wound due to a severe infection. Her system began shutting down.
She was on a ventilator for three days until she somehow pulled it out herself. She was then put on a bipap machine to help her take deep breaths and prevent pneumonia.
She has a colostomy bag which unfortunately, will remain for a minimum of 6 months.
Then she will get another surgery in order to reattach her intestines.
She has been in the ICU for two weeks and estimated to be out of work for several months. She currently has severe infections, including ecoli. Her white blood cell count is high because she is fighting infections.
Until her open wound is healed she will have a long road of recovery ahead of her. She is currently eating a low carb, diabetic diet to help her sustain nutrition. She goes on a small walk every day, she is on insulin and has a wound vac.
Upon release, (which is undetermined at this point) she will need home health care assistance with daily duties including assistance with the colostomy bag and the wound vac.
She is unable to work, therefore not making an income to pay her rent and bills.
Zoe is needed to come back and fourth from Utah; because she is a student and holds a full time job. Therefore, Zoe is unable to stay long amounts of time.
Donations are lovingly welcomed, extremely needed and highly appreciated in order to keep Pamela moving forward (without the added weight of financial stress) from her recovery.
With your kind supplementation Pamela will be freed from loosing her apartment and assisted with getting important medical care she will need on a daily basis to thrive. Thank you for the upmost concern, love and support. #prayersforpamela
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