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Diabetes complications can include nerve damage and poor blood circulation. These problems make the feet vulnerable to skin sores (ulcers) that can worsen quickly and are difficult to treat
In February JoLyn discovered a sore on her right foot that broke open, quickly causing infection. The Doctors had to cut out the infection right down to the bone. Due to poor blood circulation the wound was not healing as it should. A synthetic vein was put in her upper thigh for increase in blood flow. Friday, April 26th JoLyn made a trip to St. Cloud to see if she were a candidate for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to progress the healing of her foot and help with blood circulation. It was then that they found no pulse in the foot. They quickly sent her back to Fargo to see the surgeon and doctors she has been doctoring with. Surgery was done to remove blockage from the vein.
Monday, May 6th JoLyn was admitted due to swelling. The decision was made that amputation was the best decision to prevent further infection. Wednesday, May 8th JoLyn underwent surgery to have her right leg amputated below that knee. She now begins the healing process and acclimation to a prosthetic.
JoLyn has exhausted all benefits her employer offers and will not be returning to work for quite some time. We want to help her and the kids as much as we can to deter medical expenses and help with everyday cost of living. Please keep her in your prayers for as quick a recovery and adjustment one can hope for in these circumstances. Thank you in advance for your generosity.