Tiffany's Lyme Disease Fund
Tiffany started taking antibiotics two years ago. Due to the infection being in her nervous system, brain, and heart, she has needed extended treatment, including IV antibiotics.
Recently she was placed on a PICC line, which is an IV line for antibiotics. Our health insurance would only cover one month of treatment. Tiffany started to improve once on the IV line, which is the only time in two years she had this much improvement, but due to insurance guidelines that only cover one month of treatment, the IV line was pulled today. We are setting up this account to try to get some funding to pay for Tiffany's medical bills and additional time on the IV line.
Before getting sick, Tiffany was an active girl that played soccer and rode horses. For the last two years, Tiffany has been severely ill. She has been out of school with home tutoring as she can't walk or sit in a classroom. She is bedridden a lot of the time. She has had numerous ER visits, doctor visitis, hospitalizations, and sees several specialists for her brain and heart. She's lost weight, had periods of paralysis, seizures, lost all her hair, has fluid around her heart, developed autoimmune disease, and countless other complications. She's missing out on life.
We want Tiffany to be able to receive this treatment to get her life back. If you can, please consider donating. Any amount, no matter how small, will help. If you can't donate (we understand not everyone is in the position to), please share this link with everyone you know and ask them to pass it on.
If you would like to learn more about Lyme Disease, please visit http://www.ilads.org/
We want to thank everyone who has helped us, in any way. It's because of YOU that she is getting well. She will still have her IV for six or more more months and her medical costs are still very high, so we are still keeping this gofundme open for updates and donations/shares.
When Lyme Disease becomes disseminated throughout the body, the goal of treatment is to kill off enough bacteria and get the immune system to be able to keep the remaining bacteria in check. It's impossible to kill it all off because it can invade any part of the body, including bone marrow and other places the antibiotics can't reach. It is a life-long disease that's always in your body and can relapse at any point, but she is responding to treatment and that is a very good sign. Her body is able to and is healing. We are working on bumping up her immune system and getting her strong and healthy so when the IV comes out, she will remain well. Thank you again.
I had a friend who recovered from a serious case of lyme after starting a hyperbaric oxygen therapy. It took many treatments, but she swears by it. I am sending you prayers and love for your recovery.