Howard began experiencing back pain, that became so excruciating, he was forced to go to the ER. While at the ER, a CT scan was completed and the doctor told him he needed to go to a GI doctor, rather than tell him the results. Since results were not given, and Howard was only told to get into a GI doctor for further diagnostic testing. It was a month before Howard was able to get into to see a doctor.
Just the first ER visit, and its accompanying tests, resulted in a large bill, which was expected to be paid out of pocket. This amount hasn't been able to be touched as of yet, due to continuing every day expenses regarding family life. This sole amount is daunting...as well as the other expenses still accruing, due to treatments and numerous ER visits since the initial visit, in August 2017. We all know the extreme expenses with this disease, as such, the amount is much greater than the initial out of pocket billing.
He has been through 4 rounds of chemo, and more to start this week (12/08/17). The doctors have already stated he would be on chemo, for the rest of his life.
The Mobley's are far too humble, to ask for assistance of any kind. Since I have been a part of their family for 20 years, I feel it necessary for me to ask on their behalf. I know it is difficult for families to spare financial means these days, especially during the Christmas season.
My prayer with this, is to lessen their financial stresses as much as possible. If that happens, it will allow their family to rest easier, even though that rest will be incredibly difficult still.
May God bless you and thank you all.
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