Okay friends I will only do this once because it's downright embarrassing . I had to buy a 12 year old car to make it to the city 3 times a week . I know we all have our problems but I had a choice of dying or paying an extravagant amount of money to live . I'm not talking about all my other medical bills I just want to tell you about my prescriptions. I hit my donut hole at 3 months I take 30 pills a month 3 AR anti-rejection which insurance pays $2,100 a month. so after 3 months I pay 50% that's just three out of 30. Now they tell me I have to get all my teeth pulled and get dentures because an infection in my mouth will kill me . So any help you can give me on my will be greatly appreciated thanks everybody. Billy
Aug 15, 2016
Today Billy had his first follow-up visit since being home from the hospital. They took all 57 staples out of his chest and a stubborn stitch that was in his neck. The medications are making him a little nauseous and his back is giving him some trouble. Next week he sees a pain specialist for his back pain. :(¿
Aug 12, 2016
DAY18 Billy came home today! He's resting comfortably in his sleep number bed! No matter how great your care is, home is the best place to recover.
Aug 09, 2016
DAY 16 What a great day! Billy now has no breathing tubes of any kind in him! He had his first coke (couldn't find a Pepsi in the whole hospital) and just a bite of a donut to make him happy. No...
Aug 08, 2016
DAY 15 We just received great news from the doctor. They say Billy will be in a room tomorrow without the feeding tube so he'll be able to eat. By the weekend he should be able to come home.
Aug 07, 2016
DAY 14 Billy is getting more spunky every day. I asked him if it was as bad as he thought it was going to be before surgery. He told me he was having good days and bad days. He said today was a...
Aug 07, 2016
DAY 13 It is just such a miracle to see Billy's progress in the past 13 days. He's worked hard to get where he is, but everyone's kind thoughts, wishes, and prayers has also played such an...
Aug 05, 2016
DAY 12 Billy had a rough night last night. He had the nurse from hell. As a result, he said he was having a bad day today. He was discouraged and didn't, at first, want to do as much as he usually...
Aug 04, 2016
DAY 11 Today they took Billy completely off the ventilator but he is still getting some assistance with oxygen. He still has in the Trach so he still can't talk but he's able to write what he...
Aug 03, 2016
DAY 10 Billy had a great day today. He took 90 steps, and all the tubes except for the trach are out of his neck. He's making great progress and smiling too!
Aug 02, 2016
DAY 9 Billy had another good day. He spent a good part of the day breathing on his own. They took a couple more tubes out of him. He worked really hard with OT and PT and the respiratory team....
Aug 01, 2016
DAY 8 One of his nurses is Anna, she said Billy holds a special place in her heart. I think she holds a special place in his too! These nurses are right on top of his care and we couldn't ask for...
Jul 31, 2016
DAY 7 Today was the best I've seen Billy since his surgery. He did his exercises for the nurse and followed their instructions very well. He opened his eyes and acknowledged every question that...
Jul 30, 2016
DAY 6 Billy had a tracheotomy yesterday. They are no longer sedating him and reduced his painkiller therefore he is more alert but in more pain. They found a blood clot in his neck where the ECMO...
Jul 28, 2016
DAY 4 Just an update on Billy. He came through the surgery great. The doctors were very pleased with how things went. That was 4 days ago. Today he still has not regained total conciousness and...
Jul 27, 2016
DAY 3 When the pain killer or sedation wears off, he struggles to free his arms and he tries to move his face back-and-forth to get rid of the breathing tube. He opened his eyes a few times but he...
Jul 26, 2016
DAY 2 We just left Billy's hospital room he's doing really well. They took one of the life-support machines off him today and tomorrow they plan on taking out the breathing tube. He looks good....
Jul 25, 2016
DAY 1 Billy Stauffer came out of surgery this morning and the doctors said he's doing great. Thank you for all your prayers!
Jul 24, 2016
Evening surgery started They just came to take Billy down to surgery many prayers please, he's very afraid but putting on a good front.
Jul 24, 2016
Sunday 7/24 1:30pm Billy Stauffer HAS A DONOR!! Surgery is tonight!! PLEASE, SAY PRAYERS. He is very scared
Jul 23, 2016
Billy's thoughts: Every morning now they come in they say today could be your day. We'll let you know if lungs become available for you. I have to admit I'm scared to death but when I go into...
Jul 17, 2016
My great niece Savannah came to see me today. She's 4 years old and made a wish for me at a fountain at the Premium Outlet Mall in Aurora. She threw her penny in and wished her Uncle Billy didn't...
Jul 16, 2016
They're going to put those tubes back into my neck and groin, it's not fair. I'd rather have Guido break both my knee caps! It's the most painful thing I've ever been through.
Jul 08, 2016
Our brother Billy has been waiting for over a year to get on a lung transplant list and it has finally happened! He lives with his sisters Carolyn and Pam who take great care of him. He also has a...