Shelbie medical & living expenses

On Saturday July 8,2017, Shelbie had woken early that morning with vomiting, unable to keep anything down. Assuming it was a typical stomach bug. After a few hours of being able to keep fluids down again, she had said she was just really tired and a bit light headed. Everyone had heard from her last around 9:30pm Saturday night. On Sunday morning, July 9, several of us had been trying to get a hold of her, and if you know Shelbie that's not like her to not respond. By the grace of God, our mom decided to go check on her around 1:30pm and found her unresponsive covered in vomit. She called and ambulance and Shelbie was rushed to the hospital. By the time they got there her organs were shutting down, feet and hands were yellow, her blood pressure extremely low and a spiking fever and she went into septic shock. They said if we would of brought her in any later, we would of lost her. The doctors ran test after test, MRI, Catscan, EKG and causes still unknown. After several antibiotics, 2 blood pressure meds, an IV in her neck, they were able to get her stable, she was moved up to the ICU where she still stays, and will be for about a week.She is more coherent, vomiting has subsided, they called in an infectious disease doctor to help get down to what is making our girl so sick. They did find a heart murmur and are running another EKG on her today. Hoping and praying no tissue damage done to her organs.

those of you who know Shelbie, know she would give her shirt of her back for anyone in need. So I think this is the time where we as her friends and family need to come together to help our girl out. As you know she is a single mom to a little boy named Hayden. She works extremely hard to take care of him and her. She does not have insurance and no state help, so her medical bills and living expenses are continuing to pile up as she fights to get better. She's not going to be able to work for who knows how long. I set this up for her to get the help she needs, even tho she will probably kill me for making this and posting cuz she's not one to ask for help, any donation will help for her and Hayden and is very much appreciated.  Any form of help will make a difference for our girl! Prayers for you Shelbie!

  • Sophia Merchant 
    • $500 
    • 58 mos
  • Katy Rehan 
    • $25 
    • 58 mos
  • Brad Medina 
    • $50 
    • 58 mos
  • Brittany Dahlheimer  
    • $40 
    • 58 mos
  • steve bales 
    • $500 
    • 58 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Sierra Tonneson 
Sioux City, IA
Shelbie Merchant