US$4,159.00raised of $40,000.00 goal
During December 2020 Gerd Bruns was diagnosed with an Aortic Aneurysm.
Gerd fainted and was admitted to Hospital where the Doctor confirmed that the Aneurysm was leaking.
Gerd was admitted to a Private Hospital here in Namibia, Africa without a Medical Aid or Hospital Plan.
The Emergency Operation was bigger than just the aorta aneurism - it involved an aorta as well as femoral arteries - and an Aortobifemoral bypass was performed.
The Operation was successful. An absolute miracle that Gerd survived this long as the hole in his aorta was as big as a pinky fingertip.
After the surgery Gerd suffered a Heart Failure and had water on his lungs with a slight infection. Currently Gerd is in Critical Care Unit (ICU) recovering from the above and his kidneys are slowly returning to normal.
Without Funds Gerd can't remain in the ICU i.e. in the Private Hospital and will need to be moved to a State Facility with very poor services here in Namibia.
The cost for Gerd to stay in Critical Care is ZAR22000.00 (USD1510) per day. This excludes the outstanding costs of Medication and Doctor Care.
We are trying to raise funds to minimize the financial impact this ordeal has had on Gerd and Annaliese who are both pensioners. And to avoid our Family loosing their House and other possessions.
We thank you for your donation in advance. May god bless you.
The Bruns Family
Home UpdateUpdate posted by Gerhard HE Bruns at 08:14 am
After returning home in January 2021 Gerd slowly started his recovery. Haiko’s Passing took a great toll on Gerd. He struggled to eat enough at first to build his strength, but slowly managed to gain weight to weighing 64kg. Now, 4 months later Gerd has made great progress and can. . . . .
23.01.2021 Wir sind ZuhauseUpdate posted by Gerhard HE Bruns at 08:55 am
So nun sind wir wieder zu Hause. Fahrt war anstrengend. Gestern sah Gerd sehr schlecht aus Tsumeb und vorgestern auch. Wir haben alle gut geschlafen. Heute sieht gerd soviel besser aus und ist besser drauf. Obwohl die Raserei immer noch ein Kampf ist. Gleich werde ich ihm eine Hühner Suppe. . . . .
Follow up CheckupUpdate posted by Gerhard HE Bruns at 07:25 am
The Follow up Checkup at the Doctors went well last week Monday, the 11.01.2021 . Dr Plarre managed to remove dead skin from the bed wounds, which assisted tremendously in the healing of these wounds. Unfortunately Gerd had to endure the death of his eldest son Haiko the following day.. . . . .
Gerd Recovering at Home in SwakopmundUpdate posted by Gerhard HE Bruns at 01:06 pm
We want to thank everyone who has been able to donate a fee and also thank you to everyone who forwarded this Fundraising. Gerd is discharged from the ICU and is currently residing at Bernt’s House in Swakopmund. Annaliese can thankfully still stay with him in Swakopmund and has taken. . . . .