On 2.2.17 my dad was taken via ambulance to the hospital and had to go in for emergency surgery for a ruptured hernia and obstructed bowel. The doctors were able to repair the hernia and un-obstruct the bowel and my dad made it through surgery and appeared to be doing okay. Over the next several days his condition worsened and he became more ill. On 2.7.17 after further testing the doctors determined that my dad needed to go back in for another emergency surgery to figure out what was going on. Once they were able to open my dad back up they found that he had another ruptured hernia. The hernia sucked in part of his bowels,creating another blockage. The doctors were able to remove the bowel that was stuck in the hernia but at that point that section of the bowel was no longer viable and had to be removed. The doctors finished the repair of the 2nd hernia and repaired the bowel as well. There had been leakage from the bowel into his stomach, the doctors did their best to clean and irrigate his stomach and he is now on heavy antibiotics to try and prevent him from becoming septic. At this point we are hoping that he is able to start the recovery process and that there are no further issues. My dad is stable at this point but the doctors are unsure of how long exactly he will need to be in the hospital for.
He is unable to eat or drink and now has a feeding tube to help provide him with the nutrition he needs. I have started a youcaring page to help cover the excessive amount of medical bills my dad is accruing along with his financial bills due to being out of work. At this point we are unsure how long my dad will be in the hospital for and out of work for. If you would like to donate but are not comfortable doing so on the website you can feel free to send any donations to 2320 Strawfork Drive Fort Collins CO 80525 and I will put the donation into the account we have started to help with medical bills. https://www.youcaring.com/rondick-754563
Please continue to think positively and feel free to reach out to me with any questions as my dad is not in a place to be able to communicate well at this point. As all of you know my dad is an amazing man and the rock and glue of our family. This has been extremely hard on my entire family but even more so for my father. My dad is constantly on the go and never seems to slow down so to be mainly restricted to a bed, in pain, and no idea how long that will be for has been overwhelming for him. My dad is one of the hardest working people I know and for him to not be able to work and do what he loves is heart breaking to see. We can only remain positive and believe that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. My dad is the strongest person I know and I believe that no matter how long it takes he will get better.