The Courtney Miller fund

For: Courtney Miller
Organizer: Team Courtney
of $2,000 goal.
Raised by 16 donors
22% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

Courtney is a bright, full of life 22 year old from Mobile Al. On October 13th she was diagnosed having the Flu, she went home and started getting worse. Her dad took her to the ER early Tuesday morning October 15th the Doctors then determined then she was much worse than what she should have been and decided to sedate her, medically paralyze her and put her on life support. In the early morning of October 16th Courtney went into septic shock and both of her lungs collapsed, they rushed her into emergency surgery where they then re inflated her lungs and placed tubes into both lungs. After surgery Courtney wasn't responding well and the Drs said it was time to call the family in that she probably wouldn't make it to day light. Her oxygen levels were dangerously low and around day break they stared to rise. Throughout the day on October 16th it was very emotional knowing something could happen at any moment. Later in the day her Kidneys were starting to weakin and shut down and she began to run a high fever. The Drs assured us that they want her to fun fever, that shows that her body is fighting the infection. Later that evening we were given some good news that her oxygen levels had reached the 93-94 mark and the damage to her kidneys are minimal that she would not need dialysis. Courtney is still a very critically ill person. Her doctor informed us that is this were and elderly person it would cause death but Courtney being a young 22 he is hopeful. Courtney has been diagnosed with ARDS( Acute respitoray distress syndrome ), Staph pneumonia and Group C strep. The reason for this donation page is to help pay bills and whatever expenses she needs to have covered while not being able to work. She has a very long recover now and even when she does make it home to recover more there. Courtney has always been they person to do for others and not for herself. So now I want to do something for her. There is no donation to small. Please spread the word and let's help Courtney! Thank you all from the ENTIRE family!...... To help with some questions, my name is Amanda and I am Courtneys 1st cousin. I have Sean listed as the Benificiary incase something were to happen he would be the one I hand everything over to. Your money is safe and secure, since I do not have the account linked to a bank account is being used like a holding cell for the money. towards closing of the account I will order a Pre-paid visa and have everything transferred to it and then if will be handed to either Courtney or Sean. This is NOT a spam! Everything is for Courtney!

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on November 26, 2013 by Team Courtney
Courtney has been breathing on her own, getting dialysis 4 hours a day every other day. She has a trach collar and as of TODAY she has been able to actually speak and use her voice. Her lungs are still infected but Courtney is in good spirits. She has so much to be thankful for! Thank you all for the prayers. 

Posted on November 13, 2013 by Team Courtney
Hello everyone! Sorry for the lack of updates it's been hectic! Courtney is now awake and alert, her lungs are still very infected and her hands and feet are not getting better. Results today shows her infection levels higher and thinking it could possibly be due to her hands and feet! So please continue to pray! She is still at UAB were she will stay for 6-8 months!! 

Posted on November 5, 2013 by Team Courtney
Courtney is still fighting hard!!! I want to thank each and everyone who has made a donation. Drs told is that she will be at UAB for 6 to 8 months. She still has a long process ahead of her! Please continue to pray. Thank you all. 

Courtney's Family! 

Posted on October 29, 2013 by Team Courtney
sorry for the lack of updates. Been super busy starting fundraisers to help with her expenses . Courtney is staying strong, she is now alert, knows who people are and can move things thay the Drs ask her to move... She is still very sick. The Drs are still concerned about her lungs and kidneys. Her white cell count was high but has now came down to 21. Courtney is a fighter and she isn't giving up. I will be leaving bright and early Sunday morning to head out to UAB imnsho excited to see Courtney knowing you can see me back! Please keep the prayers coming they are working. 

Posted on October 23, 2013 by Team Courtney
We talked to the Drs yesterday afternoon. Courtney has swelling on the brain, they expect it to swell at least 2 to 4 more days.  As the swelling goes down they are hopeful she will be more responsive. They are giving her medicine to control the swelling.

Posted on October 22, 2013 by Team Courtney
Still waiting to hear from the Drs

Posted on October 21, 2013 by Team Courtney

Update on Courtney Miller.

Full ct scan completed. The neurologist, pulmonary, kidney, and all
the other doctors on her team are going to meet tom with test
results and come up with a plan. Then, they meet with the family.
Oxygen and blood pressure are stabilized and her temp is normal
so thank God for small miracles. But she is still critical. Still on life
support and still hasn't woken up and is back on the sedation medicine so her body can rest! 

Posted on October 19, 2013 by Team Courtney
The reason Courtney was transported to UAB...

She didn't react well to the dialysis. Her oxygen level started dropping fast. She's at a very dangerous level right now and they've started the process of transferring her to UAB in Birmingham. The move is extremely risky but keeping her here is even riskier. Up there they can do something for her lungs called Ecmo. They don't have that capability here in Mobile. Please pray for her safe transfer and improvement. It doesn't look good guys.

Posted on October 19, 2013 by Team Courtney

Praise GOD Courtney Miller has made it to UAB!!!! They have her
in a room and they are putting in an oxygennation unit in her
neck to stabilize her oxygen!! Please keep her in your prayer!
Thank you all for your calls, text, and fb comments! Our family is
truly grateful for everyone of you!

Posted on October 18, 2013 by Team Courtney

here's the latest on Courtney, she is still at the critical point, but
making minor improvements each day, they have hooked her up for
dialysis today, and have a cadiologist on her team now that is
going to monitor the rapid heart rate, and try to reduce the rapid
beat, the fever is still high, and they are working and doing all they
can to get that reduced, she is swollen from the fluids that they are
pumping into her, and hopefully the dialysis will help that today,
they are still fighting the infection so that was welcoming news, the cardiologist is onboard because her heart is only
pumping out, less than 35%, while the normal heart pumps out at
about 75%., its going to take time to get over this, and hopefully
today will bring more positive news.

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