Help Mac's Mom With Medical Expenses From Glaucoma
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Ended Oct 1, 2014
Logan Mac, a sweet 3 year old now, was diagnosed with cancer in 2012. Since November of 2012 his mom, Janah, has been having what they thought were cluster headaches. 4 weeks ago we had to call an ambulance as one came on and would not go away. ... More ...

Logan Mac, a sweet 3 year old now, was diagnosed with cancer in 2012. Since November of 2012 his mom, Janah, has been having what they thought were cluster headaches. 4 weeks ago we had to call an ambulance as one came on and would not go away. Rhea Medical Center transported her to Erlanger in Chattanooga, TN. Once there, they checked her eyes and the pressure in her left was 46. Upon examination by an eye doctor there, Dr. Patrick Bowers, they found she had Acute Angle Glaucoma. She was in the hospital for four days. Upon release she began to feel better. On August 3rd she began feeling the same pain. She was scheduled for laser surgery on the 11th to make a new duct to release pressure. We called Dr. Bowers and he had us meet him at Memorial Emergency Room. Once there they found the pressure was 59 in her left eye. He gave her pressure lowering medications via I.V. and performed the laser surgery that night. The pain and pressure never left. We followed up the next day with him and the pressure was 43. Upon examination they found the new duct had failed, closing due to a blood clot. He sent her to Dr. Robinson on Gunbarrell Road the same day. She found that there was so much scarring and damage that there was little she could do. She sent her to Vanderbilt in Nashville on Wednesday, the 6th to see Dr. Kammer. They did a thorough evaluation and found that the laser surgery they perform would most likely not work due to scarring. He also said that the cluster headaches they thought she had been having were more than likely Glaucoma attacks the entire time, which led to the scarring. There was another procedure, where they put toxins in behind the eye to kill the nerves, but he felt it would not work either due to scarring. He felt it would likely intensify her pain. He suggested that the only way to stop the pain, and potentially save her right eye which is 50-75% closed, was to remove her left eye. He also diagnosed it as Narrow Angle Glaucoma instead. We met the following day, Thursday August 7th, with Dr. Mellson at Dr. Robinson's office. He trained at Vanderbilt and has removed thousands of eyes. He felt that was our only option as well. It is the only way to stop the pain. The right eye valve is 50-75% closed as well and she will need laser surgery at least 4 times within a 6 month period on it to keep an opening. This will prevent attacks on it and her becoming completely blind. Janah will have her left eye removed on Thursday, August 14th, at the Surgery Center beside Dr. Robinson's office by Dr. Mellson. Monday, August 18th they are going to try and do the laser surgery at Dr. Robinson's office on her right eye.

This fundraiser is to help with the co-pays we will have to pay. We have prescription co-pays and she is on 7 eye drops now as well as pain medication and a pressure pill. One bottle of her antibiotic eye drop costs $141 every time she gets it. She is due another bottle and will be on it for 6 months while these laser surgeries are performed. We also have to pay a copay for every doctor visit. She see's Dr. Bowers this coming week, Dr. Robinson, and then we have the copay for surgery on Thursday. The surgery will add more medications we have to pay copays on, an antibiotic cream, a nausea pill, and a pain reliever for after surgery pain. This will also help with gas for traveling back and forth as they are all 45 minutes to an hour away.

I am unable to work right now as my wife and our four children need constant care. While it hurts me to ask for help, I do what I need to to provide for my family.

Thank you all very much and please send up prayers for us all.

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