Gloria, my wife had been telling me about different symptoms she was having for about a week. Saturday morning Oct.19th 2013 I sat her down with the laptop that was opened to WEB M.D. and a article about strokes. After reading it she asked me to take her to the E.R.. Upon arriving they took her Blood Pressure which we were told was 236 over 198. Immediately we were told she needed a injection to lower her B.P. and had to sign for it. Between 5 and 10 minutes later they came back and said that they needed to give her another injection, to which I said can you let the first one work but they said NO she needs it now sign here. Which I did and after the injection with in minutes Gloria went into a full blown Stroke. I thought I was going to loose my wife. Long story short they stabilized her and was told she may never recover to her former self. We later were told she had blockage in the right Carotid artery and needed and received a carotid endarterectomy. When sent Home we had nurses, therapists, and others assisting me to take care of her until I was able to get Gloria admitted to a nursing home so I could save my job by getting back to work. Since then she has been stuck in a nursing home but wants to come home. Last year I took her into a different Neurologist for a second opinion to see if she was treated correctly because of the guilt I have and the blame she may have had for me. But after he went over the transcripts he said every thing was done correctly and I probably saved her life because she could have died. We accepted our situation more now but she says she is done with the nursing home and wants to come home. She needs to be able to be mobile before she can return home. She tries to get her limbs to move daily and as a reward I set for her is she can get a dog when she can walk and care for it. That’s a goal we have set because it is a want she has. After she watched the 60 Minute special I found online with Linda Lumberers at the Institute of Neurological Recovery, she reminded me about our deal for a dog. This can give her life and dignity back to her . Look up etamercept on youtube to see what can happen. Gloria has been left with hyper sensitvity pain levels that a trucks vibrations going down the street causes her pain. She is given four types of pain remedies which 2 of are opioid derived. That are not good for her.
I have checked with CIGNA our insurance provider and found that I.N.R. is out of network. And that this type iof treatment is not covered. I have to raise funds to pay for treatment that could be as much as $40,000.00 depending on the amount of injections, travel and accommodations.
She needs her life back so she could walk with our grandson and get her dog to care for and return to society.