Hello My name is Kat and my husband is a disabled firefighter and he is in the hospital as I write this.
He spent 20 years as a smoke jumper and then he volunteered at a rural Firehouse fighting house fires. He is not in the best of health anymore. He just had low back surgery on August
1st. And now they had to go back into his neck and fix one of the spacers they put in 4 years earlier. It had slipped out of place and was just hanging on by 1 mm. In it’s place between C3-C4 is now another fusion. The second neck surgery they put in Two moveable disks spacers and then three fusions. During COVID pandemic he was having trouble with his intestines and they did surgery and gave him a colostomy bag. They just removed it a year ago.
But ever since he got this neck surgery done on the 27th of November he has not been able to swallow anything since. So he is now back in the hospital and they are trying to figure out how to help him. They tried to put in a NG tube but his throat is so closed that they can’t get it into his throat. He is going into surgery in the morning and having a tube inserted into his stomach.
We all ready owe this hospital 7,000.00 dollars.
We are behind on the taxes for the house at 6,167.99.
If we don’t get at least one year of back taxes paid for. The house will go into foreclosure.
We’re 6,666.18 for the vehicle loan.
We just got a personal loan to fix the Trailblazer at 2,612.82
So we could go back and forth to the hospital and our doctor appointments.
Our 4 cats just got sick and the vet bill for getting them better is 1525.60.
One of the cats died. One of the other cat is still very frail and they all have the cat herpes virus of all the things that they could have gotten sick with. Ugh
Both credit cards are maxed out at 500.00 each.
I’m sick with Lupus and RA and a few other things. I would go to work if I didn’t have to take care of my husband all the time. I would like to be able to work from home.
I feel very overwhelmed with all of the debt that we have. I don’t like to ask for help but there comes a time when you feel like it is necessary.
Thank you for taking the time to read my story.
Thank you for any and all help you can give.