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If you know Dawn, she's the most caring, loving, crazy, strong-willed woman. She is always doing what is best for others and finding ways to make people happy, get along and just love life! Dawn has had along history of medical concerns. From a previous surgery years ago, Dawn had been receiving endoscopies and iron pushes. In August 2019, Dawn had an endoscopy before bringing Lindsey to school in Colorado. When she returned, she was feeling weak and ill and went in to her primary physician. There they realized Dawn had internal bleeding and was immediately rushed to North in Robbinsdale. Dawn had been having severe stomach problems. At North, she had multiple (5) endoscopy procedures to coil and clamp the stomach. Dawn lost multiple (14) pints of blood. In November 2019, Dawn needed a GJ feeding tube placed for weight gain to have a reconstruction surgery on her stomach. Dawn had slowly been gaining strength and weight to have this reconstructive surgery. On January 1, 2020 while at a dog park, Dawn took a fall and was rushed to Maple Grove ER. She had a lateral plateau fracture and needed surgery and plates put in. While in the hospital, the GJ tube was forgotten about and ended up coiling up and becoming unable to work. Dawn went to her stomach doctor and due to the severity of it being clogged and coiled they needed to remove it immediately. While having her lateral plateau fracture and needing to work on her weight and health on her own she needed a lot of physical therapy, constant supervision and care around the clock. Dawn worked hard at rehabilitating herself and finally had her stomach reconstructed in March with a PICC line and additional therapy included. She has been working hard at recovery and even started back at Robbinsdale Early Learning center working with kids. In November, Dawn had many teeth removed due to her previous health conditions. On December 31, 2020 Dawn was brought into Maple Grove ER due to having unbearable stomach problems and vomiting. Dawn was getting fluids, getting cleaned out and some hydration and on the way to recovery. She took a turn for the worse and needed an emergency surgery as part of her small intestine was dead. The surgery crew took a portion of her intestine out and kept her open and needed to send her to Robbinsdale North for more critical care. January 3 Dawn had an additional surgery and they took out 4 feet of her intestine and part of her colon out. Currently, she is in critical care. Dawn is in need of prayers as she is intubated and sedated heavily to allow her body to rest. She will be having a long road ahead of her with additional procedures, surgeries and rehabilitation.
Hi All, Thank you for your continued thoughts and prayers. I will be collecting money for Dawn and her family during this difficult time. If you would like to donate, please see below for my address or Venmo information. Money can also be donated directly to the Caring Bridge site. This money goes directly to the Caring Bridge Organization to help support families during their difficult health journey but does not go directly to individual families.
Thank your for all the LOVE, SUPPORT, THOUGHTS, and PRAYERS.
Amy Kelly c/o Dawn Kastelle 726 Rucks Farm Road Delano, MN 55328