Sunday, July 18, 2010

A Break

In case you have a TON of blogs that you follow (like I do) and you haven't noticed that it's been a while since I posted on this blog, there is a reason.

My husband is sick. He's been sick for a long time. He's had 5 heart surgeries in the past 2 years, 4 of them in the past year. None of them have helped him. We are being referred to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. The whole story is on our new blog, Sending Stewart to The Mayo Clinic. We don't have the means to get out to Minnesota, so we are asking for your help. Any type of donation will help. We hate to ask for help, but we really need it right now.

We are going to have a dinner and auction on July 31, here in Smithfield, UT. Here is the flyer:

We are also doing a neighborhood garage sale on August 7. When we figure out a time and place, I will let you all know.

I am going to try to do an on-line auction with the help of all my crafty blogger friends. Any way that you can help us is appreciated. Even if it's passing on the link to our nw blog! Please grab a button and post it on your blog.

If you'd like to donate money, we have paypal set up on the blog as well!

Thank you to everyone. Thank you for giving us a chance to live a normal life. Thank you.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

We need your help!

So, I'm not the type of person to ask for help, especially like this... BUT... Extreme situations call for EXTREME measures!

This month has been crazy hectic for us. Here is a break down for you!

  • I have been having A LOT of stomach issues. I had a CT scan about a month ago, and they didn't find anything. Then about a week ago, I had an ultrasound, and everything looked fine. I am scheduled to have an Endoscopy next Thursday. Then, if that comes back fine, I go into my OB/GYN on the 2nd of Aug. for a pre-op appointment and have a Laproscopy for possible Endometriosis on Aug 4th.
  • My pain is so bad that I can't pick the kids up, I don't sleep, and I'm in terrible pain all of the time. I've lost A TON of weight too!
  • We took Hayden to his 2 Year Well Child Check, and they had to freeze some sores that were on his tummy and left arm off.
  • They sent us to an Orthopedic Dr because his right wrist dislocates really easily. We went there today, and he now has a cast on his arm, with his palm facing up, and his elbow bent at a 90 degree angle. He keeps that on for 3 weeks.
At least he likes it!

  • On Friday, we are taking him to Primary Children's Hospital to see if he needs surgery for a hernia he has on his tummy. It was supposed to go away on it's own, but since it hasn't yet, he might need surgery to fix it.
  • He weighs 31.5 lbs and is 35 1/2 inches tall!

  • He's doing fine. Starting to teeth, and won't sleep much, but he's at least HEALTHY!!!

  • His surgery didn't work.
  • He's not better.
  • He's not passing out as often, but he's out A LOT longer when he goes out now.
  • There is nothing else that the doctors here in Utah can do for him.
  • He is being sent to the Mayo Clinic is Minnesota.
  • They have doctor's that specialize in more specific things than we do here.
Now, we can choose to have Stewart live with all of this, or we can go to Minnesota and try ONE more time to get him fixed. The problems that we are facing are these:

  • Our insurance ends this month (most likely. We send the check every month and cross our fingers that it gets cashed!)
  • COBRA the insurance we can get after ours ends is more a month than we make.
  • The hospital is Out-Of-Network on our insurance anyway.
  • To fly out to the hospital, and stay there just a week, is over $1,500.
  • We'll have to come up with over $6,000 to just pay for one trip out there. If it takes more than one trip, it will cost more.
  • We don't have that kind of money, especially since Stewart only gets disability checks, and I am just starting work.

I'm not asking for hand-outs. I'm asking for ideas, or items donated, so we can hold a silent auction, and on-line auction, or something to raise money with. We have to come up with the money fast so that we can get out there.

I'm sorry to put all of this on here. I really hate to. I just don't know what else to do. I NEED my husband to get better! We really can't live like this.

Thank you for reading this, and for all of your support!