I found myself googling where and how I could find help with my current unexpected health situation. It’s hard for me to ask for help, because I am that person who would rather give than take any day. Unfortunately that all change on October 8, of this year. My 15 year old son found me that morning barely breathing. (I’m all he’s got) He called 911 and paramedics performed CPR and shocked my heart for 30 minutes in our home. I had also aspirated. I had died, but was brought back. All in front of my son. I was transported to the hospital in critical condition and spent the next 3 weeks in ICU, in a coma. My older 3 grown children are all in the military in different parts of the world. The red cross flew them in, and after the first week doctors told them they should consider taking me of the ventilator and if I survived I would probably end up in a care facility, that I would never be the same again. They said, No, we think she would want us to give it more time. I woke up the next day. The doctors did a brain scan and there wasn’t any damage. Doctors couldn’t come up with any reasons why. God is so much bigger and there’s got to be something left here for me to do. The problem right now is I found out my heart is only running at 25% Capacity now. That can’t be fixed. That’s very bad. I lost my job through all of this and haven’t been able to see a heart doctor outside the hospital yet. I am suppose to get a defibrillator implanted. I am running out of money for food and electricity, and bills that I have to pay to keep a roof over my child’s head. It’s Christmas and I don’t have one thing for my son. My broken heart is literally broken. But the gracious kid he is, told me it was alright if he didn’t get anything for Christmas. That he understood. That was hard to hear for a mother because I feel so guilty.
. P.S. when he was 9 years old he begged me to help him feed the homeless and make sure they had something to open at Christmas. He raised money and supplies and we went everywhere we saw someone in need. That’s what kind of a kid he is. It’s beenhard for me to not be able to fix my situation on my own. I want to say I am thankful for you reading this, and will be so grateful should you decide to help.
I am asking for help to pay rent, and utilities, food, etc. and stay afloat for a few months until I get strength back and can begin working again. My entire chest was broken by paramedics during CPR. However, I am forever grateful to have my life.
Thank you from the bottom of my (literally broken heart). :)⁰
Tammy and son.