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Deb's Emergency Surgery Fund

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Hi everybody,

First off,  let me thank you for taking the time to read this. We have decided to ask our friends and loved ones for help through gofundme. We are really struggling with our current situation .

Right after New Year's Day, Deborah was hospitalized with severe pain, swelling in her left arm and a  dangerously high fever of 106.   

At the ER, she was diagnosed with a massive infection and was in a life threatening state of septic shock. She underwent emergency surgery at that time, almost losing her left arm. 

Right before this happened, Deb had found a new job she loved, was moving her family to a new home, and finally finding a her feet after years of struggling as a caretaker to both her husband who has serious health issues, and their four year old son.

Deb, who is still hospitalized, is working to regain use of her arm.  She is still fighting a massive infection, has to undergo additional surgeries, skin grafts and other therapies. She will be in the hospital for a long time.

Thank you for taking the time to read this.  Please keep Deb and our family in your thoughts and prayers so she may make a full recovery and come home soon. 

With love and luck,

The Torres Family
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Here it is folks. My very "metal af" skin graft. Near death sepsis with 106 fever, 2 surgeries, 4 transfusions, almost losing my arm, inexplicable pain, a very painful skin graft, My arm getting opened up, losing most of my left bicep and elbow, a medical bill in the millions and a whole month in the hospital. All amounting to a silly little scar. To those who visited me in the hospital, sent love and support, helped out the gofundme, talked me off the cliff, emailed, called etc. SO MUCH LOVE for you. I almost lost my life--- but definitely found out who my ride and die people are. <3 I am just finding my feet. I don't quite know where to begin just yet. Money is tough and I need to figure what to do while I heal and regain some use of my arm. To all of you--- thank you for being there. I am just grateful I survived so I can be with my baby. xoxoxo
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Hi family and friends:

I had a second major surgery on Saturday to perform a skin graft on my arm and to clear out any remaining infection.

Despite an epidural pain block, which included a spinal tap and being placed under general anesthesia; the pain in my arm is constant and extreme. Even worse, the area on my thigh where the skin was removed for my graft is also very painful.

I feel overwhelmed and depressed by this whole experience and am absolutely not ready to deal with this on my own. My arm is in a giant cast with a splint from my fingers to my shoulder. My entire thigh is bandaged and I have no idea how to care for my wounds yet. I am going to need extensive physical and occupational therapy to regain the use of my arm. I am also going to have to get assessed to determine just how bad the damage to my arm really is.

The doctors have told me that there is extensive damage to the nerves in my arm due to swelling from the infection. After the first surgery, I could not straighten my arm and had no feeling in my hand.

I have been hospitalized since January 3, 2018. My bill is going to be EPIC. I have no insurance, no job, and no money.

I suppose I should be grateful that I have my life and did not lose my arm.

I will not lie. I am in a bad place. I don't mean to overshare on here. This experience has been traumatic and scary for me. That's where I'm at today. They will be discharging me soon, but with home health care because I can not care for myself just yet. To say that I am overwhelmed is an understatement.

Thank you for your interest, your kindness, and your support to date. I am grateful for you. Lots of love,

Deb
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My skin graft surgery is scheduled for later today.

Needless to say, I am nervous.

I have been in the hospital since Jan. 3rd. I arrived at the hospital in septic shock with a temperature of 106. Had I not gone when I did, the infection would have spread to my heart or my kidneys, and I would have died.

These past few weeks have been rough. I have been in excruciating pain, The first surgery eased the pain from the abscess and infection somewhat, but I have a giant hole in my arm. My left arm is also bent at an odd angle and does not straighten due to nerve damage to my elbow from the surgery.

Please keep me in your prayers, your chants, your worship , your thoughts and send positivity my way. I plan on surviving this ordeal intact with my arm still attached to my body. I am still recovering from the sepsis and am struggling to get stronger.
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Thank you for being such wonderful friends. I am so grateful to all of you for your donations, comments, cards. concern, love sent my way etc-,

Lots of love, good health and happiness,
Deb
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My skin graft surgery will be scheduled some time later this week. I will let you know more as I learn more about it. Thanks.

Deborah
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