Thursday, April 26, 2012

Help Needed Urgently…


I detest having to do this but I am at my wit’s end. I have asked for help from from social services but they don’t have funds for the type of assistance we need.

My husband had go to the hospital yesterday for what we were told would be a simple outpatient surgical procedure. He has had a large lipoma aka fatty tumor since he was a teenager. A few weeks ago it became red and swollen. We thought it was a carbuncle as he has had them on the tumor before. They usually come to a head and drain with no problems. This one did form several heads which released a lot of drainage but instead of draining completely after a few days, this one just continued to drain. It also stayed very red, sore and bumps came up on it. Monday night he took a hot shower, hoping that would relieve the pain and help it finish draining. Instead it began pouring bright red blood. Our bathtub looked like a scene from a slasher movie. He got out of the shower and I wanted to call an ambulance but he said to try putting pressure on it first. He hates ambulances! After about twenty minutes of applying pressure, the bleeding stopped so he said he would go to the urgent care clinic on Tuesday.

He thought the doctor at the clinic would give him some antibiotics like they had the last time he had a carbuncle but she took one look and sent him to a surgeon. The surgeon scheduled him for outpatient surgery Wednesday morning and said he should be home by the afternoon. Since I am in a wheelchair, he got a neighbor to take him to the hospital. He was worried that I wouldn’t be able to get to the restroom or that I would be uncomfortable sitting in my wheelchair for several hours so he told me to stay home. When his surgery was over, I got a call from a nurse at the hospital. She said they were going to have to keep him overnight because he was bleeding a lot, had a bad infection and needed IV antibiotics.

Hubby called this morning and said he is going to be discharged today. He will be on two oral antibiotics and a pain medicine. His insurance will cover the meds but we don’t have money for the co-pay, $20.00 each for the antibiotics and $5.00 for the pain medication. We also have to buy some gauze and tape to cover the wound plus gas to get to his follow-up appointment. If anyone could help by buying an ink pen or making us a loan, it would be truly appreciated. We would have to pay a loan back $10.00 or $15.00 a month until we get it paid because we don’t have much left over after paying bills, buying meds and gas but we will pay it back.

Here is the link to the website for the pens:

Many thanks for any help. Prayers and good thoughts are also greatly appreciated.

With gratitude,


Edit: If you are making us a loan using the paypal donation button, please put loan in the box where you can leave a message. Thanks again!

1 comment:

Nyah said...

Vicki, I have an idea which may help. Get out your phone book and start calling churches. Call any in particular which are associated with St. Vincent De Paul.

Every single answering machine or human you get, say: Thank you so much for taking the time to listen. I am a local resident in need of urgent help. My husband is being released from the hospital and we do not have the $45 necessary co-pays for his medications. Does the church have any discretionary funds which would allow us $5 or $10 to assist us? I am in a wheelchair and dealing with cancer treatments, unable raise the funds myself at this time.

Of course modify it in whatever way appropriate. But many churches do offer one time emergency assistance under $50. I really think this would work for you.

I'm sorry I am unable to help personally. I do not use pay pal. Do you have any other avenue by which to sell the pens? I would love one in my U of H alma mater colors.