Emergency Amputation on David's Leg

For: David Sink
Anderson, IN
Organizer: Heather Sink
Emergency Amputation on David's Leg (David Sink)
$2,135
of $10,000 goal.
Raised by 34 donors
21% Complete

The Story

On August 27, 2017 I took my husband David to the ER for a swollen leg that was starting to look bruised (but caused him no pain). He was quickly admitted and taken by ambulance to a much larger hospital in Indianapolis where we were told he was going to lose his leg due to a rapidly spreading infection. 

The amputation surgery lasted 2 hours. He ended up having 3 blood transfusions pretty quickly due to low blood pressure. 

David spent a total of 17 days in the hospital. He was able to come home 9/12/17. Today we had our first of many at home nurse/occupation & physiCal therapy sessions. The nurses wrapped up his stub and cleaned it.  She scheduled the therapists to come to our home daily starting tomorrow so he can build up his strength and get ready for his prosthetic that he can be fitted for in 3-6 months.

This money will help cover medical expenses, other bills, medication, etc as he will be unable to work (maybe indefinitely).

No amount is too small. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers if you are unable to donate. 

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on September 19, 2017

Posted on September 19, 2017

David has developed an infection at the site of the amputation. He is running a low grade fever. We are hopeful that this won't require an admission to the hospital, that oral antibiotics will clear it up. 


Posted on September 13, 2017

Posted on September 13, 2017

David is home! He still has a long road ahead but he will be ok. 

Your donations will help sustain us during the next 3-6 months while we wait on a David to get his prosthetic. And from there he will have another 2-3 months learning to walk. Right now he is confined to a wheel chair or a walker until he builds up strength to use crutches. 

Thabk you all so much for your support of our family! 💕 

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