Timothy R. Fowler (age 40), son of Cathy and Dallas, was admitted to Seton Medical Center in Round Rock, Texas on Friday, 9/29/17. Tim was experiencing severe pain in his abdomen and was very sick. The doctors discovered that he had a large cancerous tumor in his colon that had ruptured and perforated his bowels, causing a life threatening situation and sepsis. Timothy immediately had emergency surgery to remove the tumor and clean out the infected tissues and fluids. Thankfully, he survived this intensive abdominal surgery. He was in critical condition. After the surgery, Timothy was transferred to the ICU. He had a second surgery on Sunday, 10/2/17, to re-irrigate the abdomen and remove some additional bowel and colon as it looked diseased. During this surgery the surgeon decided to create a colostomy port as the bowel was not heathy enough to function appropriately. Timothy was left with a very large incision running the length of his abdomen and a wound vacuum was applied to assist with healing. Timothy received antibiotics to fight the sepsis, fluids to hydrate and help failing kidneys to function, transfusions and plasma support for kidneys, medication to prevent blood clotting, pain medication as well as multiple drain tubes and a catheter. Timothy remained intubated until Tuesday 10/4/17 when it was determined that he could breathe on his own.
As his family members became aware of his situation, many, many thousands of prayers went up for him, which continues to the present. Timothy’s mother took the first flight available out to be with him during this touch and go week.
Tim was in the ICU until 10/7/17, when he was stable enough to be transferred to the medical surgical ward of the hospital. Upon gaining consciousness, it was discovered that Timothy has limited use of his left leg. Tim is currently in a rehabilitation facility receiving intensive treatments to aide in recovering from his abdominal surgeries and their side effects. He is still receiving wound care, as well as physical and occupational therapy, in hopes that he will become mobile again. We are currently waiting for lung biopsy results and imaging to stage his colon cancer.
As you can imagine, going from being an independent young man one day, to being disabled and fighting cancer has also taken a toll on Timothy emotionally. Tim entered the Emergency Room with what he thought was a bad stomach ache to awaken to news that he had had 2 major abdominal surgeries, was very ill, and had colon cancer. Later, Tim would learn that his left leg was not working correctly and that he needed a lung biopsy to determine if there is additional cancer.
Timothy is in Texas with no family support as our family is spread out across the U.S. Tim does not have medical insurance and cannot currently be employed. We are trying to raise funds so that he can be relocated to his mother’s residence in Minnesota and stay afloat with his existing bills and his impending fight against this cancer. Tim desires to be with his family as he faces the biggest challenge of his life. Your generosity will help alleviate additional stress as he relocates and fights for his health.
Tim is in need of continued prayers and any monetary amount towards this goal of $25,000.00 to get Tim to his family and support system. May God richly bless you and keep you in his care. Thank you.
Cathy M. and Dallas F.
DonationsSee top donations
- Kate Perszyk
- Chris Cate
- Bonnie Huguet
- Chara Morris
- Carol Williams
#1 fundraising platform
More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more
Expert advice, 24/7
Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more