Saturday, June 3rd started out like any other Saturday night for Tina and Scott Jackson. But in the middle of the night, Tina woke Scott up because she was coughing up blood. She was coughing up so much blood in fact that they thought it best to call 911. The ambulance arrived in 10 minutes and off they went to the hospital. Come Sunday morning the bleeding had nearly stopped but the hospital wanted to keep Tina for more observations. On Monday, she had a bronchoscopy but the doctors couldn't find out where the bleeding was coming from so they wanted to transfer Tina to Northwestern where she had had heart surgery three years prior. However, Tuesday morning Tina took a turn for the worse. The bleeding had picked up so much so that she was placed in ICU on life support. Since that point, she had healed a bit more but then almost bled out two more times before the hospital decided they had run out of options and was way past their ability to help her. Friday morning, Tina was placed in a helicopter to fly from Joliet to Cook County Hospital in Chicago then would be driven to Northwestern because she was in too critical to make the 2 hour drive in an ambulance. Unfortunately during that flight, Tina started to bleed again, flatlined for 10 minutes and the helicopter was diverted to Rush Hospital. Luckily, there was an excellent team on start that did emergency surgery on Tina, found the bleed and stabilized her. She is recovering but this will be a long process. She is making small improvements daily.
Scott has been by his wife's side throughout this ordeal. He has missed a lot of work as well. And anyone who has ever stayed in a hospital these days know how quickly those hospital bills rack up. Please let us show some love and support to the Jackson family and donate. No donation is too small. Even if it's $5, every little bit will help. And please help spread the word.