My mom, Ana Marie, 38 yrs. old, is a very strong fighter. Seven years ago, she was diagnosed with Chronic Kidney disease, a disease that stops our kidneys from doing its role and functioning well. She has been through multiple surgeries; from her neck (central venous catheter), to her left arm (arteriovenous fistula) who got damaged so the AVF was transferred to her right arm. Now, this AVF located in her right arm was used for almost 6 years already. She is a dialysis patient for seven years and still fighting. Two weeks ago, she had fever and caused her several chills in the middle of the night and we weren't aware of this. She accidentally folded her right arm very badly due to her rapid muscle contraction every night when her fever comes in. Few days after these incidents, she had a very hard time moving her body and she felt severe pain every time we touch her. She had diarrhea and swelling of her right arm was getting worse. It lasted for almost a week so we decided to take her to the hospital but she refused because her concern was the financial instability of our family. So we followed her command and she assured us that she will be better soon. But things got worse.
Few more days after her unusual fever, chills and pain, we noticed that her body was getting weaker each day. Until one night she complained that she was feeling very dizzy and she can't tolerate the pain she was feeling. We observed that she was really getting weak, unable to move and speak clearly. So we decided to take her to the hospital, regardless of our financial instability. It was Monday, September 17, 4:00AM. She had multiple nursing and clinical procedures and there were so many meds and antibiotics given to her very quickly. The diagnosis was Pulmonary edema, too much fluid in the lungs.
But the diagnosis didn't end there. After multiple CBC's, her doctor immediately informed us that she has Sepsis, the presence in tissues of harmful bacteria and their toxins, typically through infection of a wound. The main reason was her right arm where her AVF was located but it was severely infected due to her uncontrollable fever & chills every night. Now, her right arm is needed to be operated, vacuumed and will result to surgery including the insertion of her Central venous catheter to be placed in her neck temporarily while her right arm is being fixed.My mom is confined in the hospital for 8 days now and still fighting. Financially, we can't do this alone. We are humbly in need of your generous help in any way possible.
Please help us raise funds for my mom's 5th surgery and emergency dialysis. Soon, we are hoping to have her kidney transplant to permanently save her from her suffering of her present Chronic kidney disease.
We love her so much and we are willing to do whatever it takes to expand her life and be healthy again.
Your generous prayers and financial support will really help us save the life of my loving mother, your help will be much appreciated.
It was never easy seeing my mom suffer in great pain. So cherish every moment with your mom while she is still there.
God bless you all a hundred folds!!