Dear Friends and Family,
Greg Wadhams and his family are in need of financial assistance.
On Friday April 10th 2015, our Hero, husband/father, Greg Wadhams was struck with a Major blow and drastic change in his Health.
Greg went to ER in Alert Bay and was diagnosed with a bad flu and was shipped by ambulance to Campbell River Hospital. After many tests and painful hours in ICU, Greg was later diagnosed with a serious case of pancreatitus.
Pancreatitus disease is where the enzymes (which are made to decompose food in the stomach) had a blockage. Due to this blockage the enzymes caused lots of inflammation to Greg's pancreas & put him in lots of pain.
During his time in Campbell River, Greg was given over 12L of fluids through an IV and his kidneys were not producing or releasing any fluids. Doctors were concerned where this fluid had gone and if the fluids entered into his lungs. This caused the staff to take further precautions and transport Greg to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on Sunday April 12, 2015.
Once Greg arrived at NRGH ICU, Greg's oxygen levels were severly low. The inflammation in his pancreas and damaged kidneys caused swelling that pressed into his diaphragm where Greg was having a hard time breathing.
The medical staff rushed to put Greg on an incubator to aid his breathing because Greg's body was using all his energy to fight the pain.
Greg is now heavily sedated on life support aid with 12 intervenus liquids/medications pumping into his body. He has tubes going down is throat, nose & even a punctured hole in his neck for an additional tube.
He is in the fight of his life.
The doctors do not have any clue where, why or how this disease started. They are working hard to find answers and keep Greg comfortable.
His wife and 3 children are unable to work and still be by his bedside. Greg and his family are not entitled to financial assistance to help with the costs to stay in a hotel. The agencies are saying Greg is not in need of an escort. Due to Greg's condition, he is in very much need of an escort. He is not capable of making his own decisions and his wife is his temporary decision maker.
Greg's family is staying in a hotel in Nanaimo to be close to him and are in need of your support.
The staff has notified us that our dad/husband can be in this state for a very long time. The longest pacreatitus turn around has been 5 months in ICU.
So if you can find it in your hearts to help Greg's family to remain by his side, please support them & give them the smallest bit of comfort during this very dark time.
Our dad is a very well, respected man who always puts others first.
Your support is greatly appreciated.
- Anastasia Thomas
- Marcel Shepert
- Robin Quirk
- Jordan Point
- Kristina Baerg