The Joel Dumois Recovery Fund
Our friend Joel Dumois has just suffered from a torn valve in his heart. He is currently at Harborview so they can bring his blood pressure down before they operate. This couldn't come at a worse time as his wife Misha had just resigned from her job, they have no income with Joel in the hospital fighting for his life. On top of this they will have to face huge medical expenses. Please dig deep and share far and wide friends! You know they'd do the same!+ Read More
Hi all! Thank you so much for your continued support of the beautiful Dumois family! Joel is still in icu, they're concerned with his blood pressure but his ct scan came back on his intestines and they are healthy! That means no 2nd surgery!! Which means SO much because if his intestines did not work it would be anything from removing part of them to him not making it at all. He's very lucky! The tear in his aorta was partial and because of this he lived, if it had gone all the way through he would have bled out in under 45 seconds. So grateful you're still with us Joel!
His heart valve surgery was successful. He's being closely monitored for high blood pressure and also for damaged organs that weren't receiving correct blood flow. Hoping his stomach and kidneys are functioning correctly so he can continue to heal his heart. Joel is stable and aware of his surroundings but is heavily medicated. His breathing tubes are now out and he's able to talk. He will continue to be in ICU until his blood pressure is consistently at a reasonable level.
Great news! Joel made it through the night! His surgery went well and though his BP is still jumping around he is stable for now. It looks like he Weill still be in the hospital for a couple of weeks, I will be posting regular updates as I hear fromMisha. Thank you so much to everyone who has donated thus far. It will be greatly needed in the coming months.