Save Becky & Phil from Excessive Medical Bills
Organized by: Brenda J Tibbitts
Becky & Phil have had an unbelievable run of bad luck in the health area of their lives: 1- Phil had a industrial accident that left him with a partial disability of his knee: 2-Phil needed Ultra expensive meds for Hep C he got from unsafe tattoo he got in his young "dumb" years; 3- Becky has degenerating spine and hip joints affecting her ability to walk,an specialists cost a lot of money; (she's looking at a wheel chair now) 4- she SEVERELY broke her pinkie toe last Oct and has been battling to get it healed ever since; it developed infection and the Dr. wouldn't listen when she told him she knew from past experience "entry level" antibiotics would not help, she developed gangrene in the toe, THEN he went with the "BIG GUNS" stuff. (remember that the many, many Dr. appt.s cost at least $40 -$60 a visit!) THEN the good stuff starts. She kept feeling nauseous, and pains in her gut. She assumes it is her gastritis acting up. Nope! Phil finally insists on the E.R. she has pancreaitis and her pancreas is leaking fluid and her white blood cell count is of the level for intensive care, but they decide to just put in medical care area. Her gall bladder if FULL of stones and at least one is blocking the tube where the pancreas and gall bladder meet, after 2 days of only ice chips they decide the cell count is down enough they will operate and take out the gall bladder and look closer with a scope at the pancreas. They decide she needs an endoscopy (tube down the throat to the area of pancreas) Then early the next morning they remove the stone in the tube, then the Dr. gets a closer look at the bile duct and he opens it up and a flood of stones come out of there. So they clean up the stones all in her abdomen and she is back to her room. ONLY whoops; some one did not listen to her and they removed the sterile bandage from her toe she is working at "saving". She woke up scratching her toe vigorously, she now has a SERIOUS case of Exema on her foot, hands and arms. They were told she has SERIOUS allergies to iodine and multiple drugs and LATEX. Some one did some kind of a boo-boo. NOW her foot Dr. wants to amputate the toe. But she is going to the Dermatolegist first, she can see for herself that she has serious blisters and oozing on and in-between the toes and up on top of the foot. (Her hands are now doing the same) She is afraid if they remove the toes with all this going on things could get really, really complicated!!? The bills so far are well over $41000.00 and counting. The insurance company has not decided what they will pay yet. Things are not looking good for Becky, and Phil is half sick with worry about her, and how in the world he can pay all the bills, they are already one house payment behind because of all the medical expenses. And you know how it is now with doctors, you don't pay, they don't treat you. (unless you end up in the E.R.) I'm her mom, begging for them and I'm totally unable to help them unless I sell my home or car, his folks are gone and there just is no other place to turn! SO PLEASE! HELP ANY AMOUNT YOU CAN GIVE CAN HELP. AND PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE share this with all you know and ask them to do the same. I've helped my pitiful amount in the past to others, please give them a turn at getting help. Thank you.