Mary’s life was turned upside down when she experienced a pulmonary embolus in 2007. Her condition has steadily worsened to the point that now she lives with oxygen 24 hours a day and is on countless prescriptions. Her physicians have nominated her for a lung transplant. So now she waits on the list, anxiously awaiting that event.
After many years as a nurse, Mary is now the one that needs our help. Transplantation and follow-up medications and treatments are very expensive. Even with Medicare coverage, there are co-pays and deductibles, temporary housing, medications and clinic visits – costs could exceed $30,000!
August 17, 2017
Mary received her new lung on July 18th, procedure went well. She was brought to ICU for recovery as she was still intubated. They were also watching new lung connections and her chest drains.
24 hours after the operation, the doctors felt that her kidneys weren’t functioning as they should, so they have put her on dialysis.
We are all praying that the kidneys will recover and start functioning again.