Josh Ciocco Medical Expense Campaig

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Raised by 189 people in 18 months
Created August 27, 2017
This fund is for our good friend Josh Ciocco. Josh suffered and unusual injury post workout this past Thursday evening. He became aware that he could not feel or move his leg and went immediately to the hospital.  Doctors diagnosed Josh with something called compartmental syndrome. He had damaged a muscle in his leg so severely portions of the muscle had died and the blood flow to his entire leg had been compromised. He also had a lot of toxins in his blood stream because of the necrosed tissue. Unfortunatley, Josh's kidneys have been unable to filter the toxins and he has had at least two round sof dialysis as of Saturday. Josh has also had two surgery's to deal with the removal of dead muscle tissue. He is not comfortable and is still unable to use his leg as of this post. He is currently in the ICU at Rhode Island Hospital. Although Josh does have health insurance through his coaching job at Brown University, he has a long hospital stay and a long recovery ahead of him. Not all of his expenses will be covered. It has only been two days and there is not a lot more information about Josh's prognosis other than he will be able to keep his leg.  Doctors are currently concerned aboiut his kidneys as well. This go fund me campaign is an effort for all of us to Josh how much we care. He would never ask for anything, much less admit he doesn't feel well. He probably won't like this, but I feel sure he will be able to use this money to pay hospital bills and any other expenses he may incur while recovering. Thank you for your help.
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Hello Everyone,

Apparently Josh's was ready for his skin graft surgery, but his leg was not! His final surgery is scheduled for next week. At which point Josh will find himself unencumbered from a machine he has had to keep by his side where ever he goes. He cannot skate or exercise yet, but he is itching to do both. Pretty sure in a week or so, Josh will be able to have a beer or two a. Any takers?

Thank God, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Thankfully Josh is young(ish) and strong. And Thank you to all of you. The next entry will be from Josh himself.

Michelle
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Hello everyone! I am happy to report that Josh has gone home for the time being. His father was coming for the weekend to help him get around. I am also happy to report that Josh's kidneys have started to cooperate and he is hoping he has had his last dialysis treatment. Two big hurdles left. One, Josh goes back to the hospital on Tuesday to receive a skin graft and close a very sizable wound on his leg. Three of the four have already been closed, but this one requires a little extra time. Two, his energy is not what he would like, be. He is tired and still very much in a recovery stage. Everything is still one day at a time. But he is very happy to be home. And again, has expressed on many occasions how grateful he is for ALL of your support!! You are all ROCKSTARS Thank you Thank you Thank you xoxo
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Hello everyone,
I had a brief conversation with Josh today. He is still struggling with a lot of discomfort. He had another surgery yesterday and another round of dialysis. He sounds tired and discouraged. He really wants to get out of there, but, I think he knows it will still be a while. When you feel really sick, it is hard to keep up with anything.. including with your friends inquiries as to how you are feeling, any kind of current event, paying bills etc. If anyone is looking to help out and you happen to be in the area , his car really needs to be registered ! It's bothering him. Good news!! Josh's girlfriend is coming to town this Thursday. That should cheer him up. Thank you to everyone for your support for Josh. It means everything. Please continue to comment and share your words of encouragement! I will be seeing Josh later this week. If he doesn't mind I'll get a picture to share. Take care all.
Michelle

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Hello again, Mark and I visited Josh today. We were able to meet his co-worker Jason. Jason is all about getting Josh squared away with HR at Brown. Big relief. I offered to help where I can. Josh had a big day today. His wound packings were changed. It is a really painful procedure. He also had the pick removed from his neck. He did have dialysis again this morning. He told us that really takes it out of him. His kidneys have not started responding yet. He is anxious for that to happen and is drinking lots of fluids in an effort to help facilitate his bladder! From what I have been told, he is experiencing a normal path to recovery. He is still wiped out and probably needs rest more than anything right now. He is aware of this campaign and very grateful. I think it eases his mind quite a bit. So, again, thank you all for your amazing outpouring of support for Josh.
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