OUT OF HOSPITAL (FOR NOW) BUT STILL FEELING ROTTEN:
Okay, so Shannon went home from the hospital 2 days ago, but is still feeling really really badly. She is now able to consume some soft food- like apple sauce, pudding, etc. She is mostly sleeping, is very weak, and has lost a great deal of weight- very quickly. Charles and Shannon are waiting for results from tests and biopsy performed last week.
WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?
A friend on Facebook asked me what the funds were for and I told Charles that I'd been asked this, so they wrote a detailed description, which I will post below:
We were asked to kinda give you a look at the financial aspect of what the funds that we receive will be used for. First and foremost my wife and I want to say thank you to everyone who donates to the fundraiser and who donated to any fundraiser in the past.
The biggest reason and need for the money is the actual medical expenses and related expenses. Each time Shannon is in the hospital for a very long time (more then a week) it costs us around $500 for gas to get back and forth, food for Charles at the hospital, and any potential hotel costs associated when Shannon is in the ICU for Charles to get some sleep. This increases by around $150 for each week that Shannon is in the hospital past 2 weeks
With the stay at the hospital there is also the loss of income for Charles which is around $300 a week. I however am not really asking you to give for this reason because I could go back to work and leave my wife in the hospital but I feel that I should be there for her.
The other costs associated with Shannon being in the hospital come when she has to have surgery which can be anywhere from $1,000 to $5,000 per surgery that needs to happen.
Medications after she goes home can also be expensive with some of them being $50 or more even after insurance covers the medication.
The money that we receive will be used to cover the expenses above along with the expenses of living when Shannon is in the hospital.
My wife and I also would like to be able to visit my daughter in Rochester, NY while she stays with my parents for Christmas or New Year's and if we can have enough to cover the trip along with all of the expenses of this hospital visit ect then we may be able to go up and visit them.
With great thanks,
Charles and Shannon Wachal