Hope for the Future

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Raised by 55 people in 43 months
I am a 28 year old living on my parents and families kindness and charity. Despite their willingness and determination to see me healed they have neared the end of their fiscal rope. Ignoring their own bills and needs. Working overtime, making a million sacrifices.

I was diagnosed and treated for Autoimmune Hepatitis in 2008. Despite seeing multiple specialists I never responded to treatment. I now have decompensated liver failure. Conventional medicine only offers me a liver transplant. Which I have decided not to do.

In August I took a turn for the worse. We were talking end of life and hospice. I was in the hospital every two weeks for months with hepatic encephalopathy. Which is basically a coma that left in will kill me as my brain marinates in ammonia my liver can no longer get rid of.

However my mother found a doctor in a city 600 miles away. She is the perfect doctor for me. She diagnosed me as having Lyme's and is treating me for that as well as several coinfections and other deficiencies which could be why I never responded to treatment.

We have been healing my liver with alpha lipoic and glutithione infusions every month, which is an essential part of my recovery. I am slowly regaining my health. My numbers are improving as well as my color, energy and my appearance. I have hope, but the treatments aren't covered by insurance. Or the expense of the trips and my copay on all my hospital bills already buried me. The only disability or funds I get at the moment amounts to 350 a month.

I hope to get to the place where I can work again. But until then I am a burden. The best temporary solution I can arrive at is spreading the cost of treatments and supplements and trips among those who chose to help.

Thank you for reading my story and for anything you may wish to give. Regardless if you would like more information to perhaps help a loved one or yourself in a similar sounding situation. Or just an update feel free to leave a message and I would love to hear from you. The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.
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Hello all this is one last post from Naomi Rebecca's sister. I wanted to let you all know if you didn't already know that she went home to be with her Jesus January 4, 2016 at 4:25pm Seattle time. She had found out that that nasty reoccurring yeast infection that she just couldn't quite shake, and the doctors with their meds couldn't quite kill had made its way to her heart thus making her completely ineligible for a transplant ever again. She was so matter of fact about it. In fact I think she knew what mom and I refused to see. She looked at mom and said "well that's it, we're finished" "I'm ready to go Home." She spoke to a couple of family members myself included knowing that it would just be a matter of time knowing that the liver and kidney were off the table and she was already fighting for breath. I prayed that she wouldn't suffer long, and the Lord is indeed merciful because she didn't. She didn't linger long at all mom was with her the whole time. I was waiting at the airport when she soared away with Jesus. The important thing is that she is healed, and whole again. His will is perfect and He saw something that made this the best way. Her little body was soo tired. She was soo gracious and kind, but she was hurting all the time. Some days she was not quite with us, others all there, some times she was aware that she was slipping. She cherished all of your friendships, thoughts, prayers, cards, gifts. She got to where she couldn't write with her tremor, and energy was sparse. Just to get up and go in her chariot (wheelchair) once or twice was all she could bear, other days she couldn't even do that. So be happy knowing that she is once again, with a full head of head, rosy complexion, muscle toned and strong, climbing her beloved rocks, singing and dancing with the angels, flying with the eagles and butterflies. Thank you so much for all your love and support. It meant the world to all of us. Especially to her. She loved each and everyone of you. Her final message to you is that she will see you soon! Lord Bless and Prayers. Naomi
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Hey all, this is Naomi checking in for Rebecca again. She has had a lot ups and downs on this Roller Coaster of a stay in Seattle. But she is getting stronger in spite of some set backs. Lets see what all has happened. She conquered the yeast infection in her blood and got back on the list! Yeah! During one of the paracentesis' (pulls fluid off her stomach as her liver and kidneys are not able to get rid of the fluids on their own) they nicked her vein and caused internal bleeding which counter acting that and stopping it used up quite a bit of her valuable stores of blood. They were able to do a small surgery to cauterize the vein and stop the bleeding. She had a liver offer and accepted, however it was not a good one. Which gives the hospital to stock up more on her blood. In the meantime she has been building up her strength with PT and OT, mom works with her daily. Her IV on her neck gave out with the TPN, so her calorie intake and protein have to stay up and the doc monitor closely. They have finally taken out the chest tube that had caused such discomfort today. They found MRSA on the tube. We are still waiting to hear back if she has it or not. Praying that she doesn't!
I want to take a moment to thank all of you for your support, calls, texts, cards, letters, prayers and thoughts! They mean a lot!!! Rebecca's address is still the same as the last post. Love to all! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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Hello All,
This is Naomi again. Making an update per Rebecca's request. She has been in University of Washington Hospital for about a month now. She has moved out of ICU, into a more private room with a few less interruptions. Due to the infection she had her liver has quit working completely and her kidneys were shutting down. So they were giving her dialysis 6 hours per day in ICU but now are down to 4 to remove extra fluids and the toxins from her body. She is off stand by and back on the transplant list with one other person ahead of her. She has lost a lot of the extra fluids and is down to 140. She is pretty weak but has made huge strides in sitting up for long periods of time and stood up today 3 times!! We want to thank you again for your thoughts and your prayers. She sends her love. If you would like to write her as the days do get long there. Her address is
University of Washington Medical Center, 1959 NE Pacific St, Seattle WA 98195, Patient: Rebecca Jones, 4 Room 4308 SE. Love to all. Naomi
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This is Naomi posting for Rebecca who is busy trying to deal with doctors and heal. She wanted to pass on her thanks and love to each and everyone of you for your prayers, thoughts and concerns. She's loves you all!! A quick update since she was medivaced to Seattle last week for kidneys that were not wanting to funtion. They have started to heal. Rebecca is fighting an unknown infection each is full of its own sets of challenges. The Doctors now know to listen to Mom when she says Rebecca ' s ammonia level is too high. She has been fighting pain and a constant invasion of space and privacy. Today pain is better but blood count is low and the docs are hustling to figure why. Thank you again for your blanket of support. Both spiritually and monetarily. Much love to all!!
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Dee Somerfield
36 months ago

Stay strong I miss your smile I hope u get the help u need miss u

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moj /dad
31 months ago

Rebecca, As Abraham was asked to give Isaac , I have given you to him.. for Isaac to live, a ram was substituted in his place at the last minute by God. I hope you will read that story. Love you! Dad.

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chris thomas
31 months ago

God bless you, Rebecca, I pray for you.

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michael jones/ dad
31 months ago

Rebecca, I guess we all learned that sometimes the thing(s) that didn't happen are the miracle.. I know you were protected by the hand of your Lord and Savior , Jesus. I pray for you to receive the best! love, Dad.

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31 months ago
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michael jones dad
32 months ago

enjoyed talking with you and hope to again. prayers and faith hold us strong! this is how we overcome, by our faith! Love you, sis. Dad

Dee Somerfield
36 months ago

Stay strong I miss your smile I hope u get the help u need miss u

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