Tammy burial Fund
Organized by: Bryan Amy B
On July 11th my mother went into full cardiac arrest her boyfriend started CPR then called 911 when the paramedics got there they worked on her for 20 minutes when they finally got her heart to start back up. They rushed her to Parkview hospital where they were able to get her vented and put her in a medical coma. They decided since she went a unknown amount of time with no heartbeat that they were going to cool her body down to 33 degrees to let her body rest and recover for 24 hours after the 24 hour mark they started to rewarm her back to 98.6 once her temp got to 98.6 they kept the machine on to make sure that her temp wouldn't drop or any other complications. Once she stayed at 98.6 for a additional 24 hours they were able to disconnect that machine and start other test the xray showed that she had pneumonia real bad in her right lung. So they started antibiotics, amongst other medications. Day 3 they did another xray and found that now her lung was filling with fluid so they took a needle and drew out a half liter of fluid just from the right lung. they also did put a camera down her throat to check the chambers of her heart and make sure since she was in cardiac arrest that this was not a heart issue. The heart checked out to be fine. Day 4 the neurologist came in and said since she had been off sedation for almost 12 hours and was showing no signs of waking up that he has little to no hope for her to recover and wake up I was very distraught and thought there must be a mistake well later that night she started to have rapid blinking but her eyes were rolled in the back of her head. So the neurologist said he wanted to get a EEG to make sure this wasnt caused from seizures but from oxygen deprivation later that evening they came in and did a video EEG and told us we should have the results by the next day. Day 5 the neurologist came in and said he hadnt had a chance to read the EEG so he would have to come back later and give us the results. The nurse ended up calling the neurologist on call cause the neurologist forgot to come back so he came in pulled me in a room and told me the test showed burst compressions when i asked what that meant he said it was 3 seconds of brain activity and 3 seconds of none. So he told me there was no chance for her to recover or ever wake up. Unfortunately my mom passed away on July 17, 2015. From complications from pneumonia. As if losing my mother wasnt enough i now had to do the pain staking task of funeral arrangements. Because she was on social security and medicaid we were told medicaid would pay all but 400 of the expenses and set the service and funeral for wednesday the 22nd. We get a call on Monday saying medicaid had denied it because the type of medicaid she had and that our only hope would be the trustee. Unfortunately my mom made to much a month (1200) to qualify for the trustee. So here we are heartbroken and unable to mourn our mother because we cannot bury her cause we need for everything 6750 to handle the complete funeral and burial. Then to top it all off the funeral home told us they can only give us 2-3 weeks to come up with the money but never said what would happen to her body after that time frame. So we are asking for help to bury my mother like she deserves. She was a woman that loved her 3 kids and her 19 grand kids. She devoted her life to her family. Please help us raise the money to bury my mother. God bless you all...