My niece Jackie came down with the flu the end of Oct, A few days later, she went back to the doctor, they saw a patch of Pneumonia in one lung, Two days later, Nov 1st, she was having touble breathing, they rushed her to doctor's office where an xray showed complete "Whiteout" they sent her by ambulance to the hospital where she was admitted to ICU and placed on Oxygen, 5-6 Medicines and differance treatments with no improvments by the next Friday Nov 8th she was placed on a Ventilator and tests confimed she had H1N1. She is now on Tamaflu and few others, The days & weeks that followed have been a roller coaster for Jackie, her husband, who has not left her side, and their 4 girls.
Jackies progress has been very slow, with setbacks along the way, They have gone from a Bi Vent to a Single Vent system and back. Last Wed they place in a Chest tube & Thursday, Nov 21, they put in a Trach tube, Yesterday, Nov 25th she pulled out her feeding tube, That will be replaced with a Peg tube for feeding now,
Jackie has a VERY VERY LONG WAY TO GO, even after ICU, Stepdown, and possible Rehab since she has not be sitting up, walking, eating or doing anything on her own for over a month! There is a good chance it could be the 1st of the year!
Their extended family is scattered all over the US, They need your PRAYERS and your Help to make it through Christmas and New Years is going to be hard! They have had a rough yearand will be Glad to see 2013 behind them! May GOD BLESS THEM now and make 2014 a MUCH Better year!
Kevin left the Airforce last year, he is coverd by VA, the girls have Medicaid, But Jackie has NO INSURANCE! ( sadly like a lot of us)
This family is REALLY IN NEED OF YOUR HELP!! ANYTHING will be GREATLY APPRECIATED!!