Dewey's Medical Fund

$13,245 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 133 people in 21 months
Dewey is in the hospital on a respirator because he has severe pneumonia in both of his lungs.
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Hello - an update on Dewey but first, as per GoFundMe rules, I want to say that Dewey is my husband, I am withdrawing the funds donated in my name, and I am using those funds to pay his medical costs. This is including hospital bills, purchasing his medications, and paying for any additional therapies he is prescribed that aren't included in his hospital bills (like deep muscle massages).

Dewey has very steadily improved. He is now able to stand on his own from his bed with just a walker. He still isn't walking but his therapists believe that will happen any day now since he is able to stand. He has regained almost all of his upper body strength and mobility and can sit up on his own and get back into bed on his own.

The estimate is that it will be one more week after this week and he should at that point be ready to come home - however this is tentative since it all depends on how soon he will be able to walk alone. All of the therapists working with him are amazed at how quickly he is progressing - and his doctor told him that she has never seen anyone progress as fast as he has. She assumed when she met him for the first time that it would be many months before he might be able to walk - and now she is convinced that it will be any day now.

Considering that right before Christmas, Dewey was in a life-threatening coma, it is amazing and miraculous that he is in the position he is in. And though this process sometimes seems to be taking forever, every single day he does something more, something better than the day before. He is so determined and truly works so hard - and anyone who knows him knows that this is very unlike anything he was ever like before.

I want to truly thank everyone who has helped from the bottom of my heart - I wouldn't have known what to do without all of the assistance. I also would like to ask that if anyone has the ability to help please do so - we have about $5,000 in hospital bills that still need paid and could really use any help at all to pay for it. I appreciate any help at all - and again I thank everyone who has already helped! You have all been angels!
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Dewey keeps slowly but steadily improving. I am not sure what needs to be done in order to get him walking again, but hopefully on Monday some of these issues will be addressed. I am asking for any assistance because we really don't have the ability to pay for all of these medical bills ourselves. I am going to have to get a private physical therapist to come and work with Dewey since the hospital doesn't offer this service. Please help Dewey if you can - he has always selflessly helped people discover music, he's promoted much music, he's a great listener and friend, and he really needs help now. Thank you so much!
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Dewey has improved! He is out of the coma and yesterday they took out his ventilator. He still has severe pneumonia and will still need to be in the hospital for days if not longer.

We are currently living in Krakow, Poland and our medical insurance here is very limited. After he is out of the hospital, our insurance carrier will decide if they will cover anything - and I have to pay the hospital first before the insurance company might reimburse me. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I also want to add that I am Dewey's wife, and that I will be withdrawing this money to pay for Dewey's medical care costs. I will post a copy of the bill whenever he is released and I have it. As per GoFundMe policy, I assure you that all money will be used for his medical bills and nothing else. Thank you again!
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Dewey currently is in a medically induced coma and on a ventilator. He developed pneumonia very quickly and was in a coma for 2 days before waking up on Friday. As most of you know, we are currently living in Krakow, Poland and have very limited medical insurance. So if anyone can donate anything to help cover his medical costs I would be forever grateful.
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Maris Kuusik
13 months ago

Hope Dewey will be fine ♥

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Diane Tapolow
16 months ago

Can't help financially, but I keep praying for yas. You've gotten this far, you can go further.

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$13,245 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 133 people in 21 months
Created December 16, 2016
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Laura CutCut
8 months ago

Hi Karen, I don't know you nor had the priviledge to meet Dewey. Your story moved me... I know this is only a small contribution... but hope that more people will do. My thoughts go to you and your family. I hope you are surrounded by the warmth of your beloved ones! Laura

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8 months ago
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Maris Kuusik
13 months ago

Hope Dewey will be fine ♥

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Diane Tapolow
16 months ago

Can't help financially, but I keep praying for yas. You've gotten this far, you can go further.

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