It pains me to do this. I have always been a self sufficient person, and have managed to get through what trials and tribulations life has thrown at me, until now. In late March of this year, my wife, Elizabeth, went to Deaconess Hospital Montana for what was supposed to be an "Outpatient" surgical procedure. Arrive early in the morning and be able to go home by the end of the day. Except that didn't happen. The surgeon screwed up the procedure. The surgery did not go as planned. The surgeon nicked her intestine and caused gastrointestinal fluids to leak into her abdominal cavity, which he did not realize until after she started having complications.(The "Flesh Eating Bacteria"). The staff at the hospital panicked, and said they were not equipped to handle her condition at their facility. (A facility which touts itself as one of the "Top 100 hospitals in the country"), and that she needed to be Life-Flighted to Medical Center in Seattle.if she was to have any chance of surviving. They could not even promise me she would survive the 1 hour flight to Seattle. They sent the hospital Priest out to see me to ask me if I wanted him to perform Last Rites. (My wife is only 45 years old) This was all after what was supposed to be an Outpatient Surgery. My wife went from supposedly going home later that day, to me being told by hospital staff that she might not even live to see the end of that day. She has been in Seattle since then, 5 months and counting. She spent the first 3 months in the ICU undergoing intensive 'round the clock care. I have presented my case to an attorney who is telling me I have no case, because in Montana, you have to be able to find a doctor who is willing to say that the original doctor was negligent, and made a mistake. Good luck with that. I do not belong to that "Club". I am now faced with massive amounts of co-pay bills, and I need to make some renovations to my house so that my wife can come home and be with her family. As of today, Elizabeth is not quite sick enough to remain in the hospital in Seattle, but not quite well enough to come home.she had to undergo due to the Flesh Eating Bacteria infection. She is being fed through a tube implanted in her stomach. She is confined to a wheelchair, and my house is not very 'Wheelchair Friendly', here in rural Montana where I live. Because of this, the hospital in Seattle is not willing to let her come home, so, they are trying to put her in an "Acute Nursing Rehabilitation Center", unless I can somehow come up with the means to make my home more Handicapped Accessible, they intend to just keep her there in Seattle, 1,000 miles away from her home and her loved ones, until something becomes available here in Montana, which even then is not necessarily going to be close to our home. Elizabeth is very sad, lonely and depressed being so far from home all alone. It is difficult for us to go see her, since we have to work to keep the bills paid and can't take time off from work. I am in need of the money to help pay the co-pays, I need to install a handicap ramp outside my house, and to have some doors widened, and to catch up on some bills since Social Security cut off her monthly check, claiming she is "Living in a Medical Facility" and is no longer qualified for her monthly check. I am, and always have been, a simple Blue Collar person. We pay our bills and our taxes and live within our means, but with this situation, I am literally in over my head, and with the laws they have in Montana which make it almost impossible to bring any sort of legal action against a doctor, I am going to be fighting an uphill battle from here on out for the rest of her life. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration in this matter.