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Posted on 07/31/2008 10:36:28 AM PDT by patriciamary
Please Pray for my husband Dom.He is 50 and had a stroke on Sunday.I have been a freeper for awhile and find enjoyment and great information from my fellow freepers. My husband worked all his life, seven days a week,but we can not afford health insurance and a mortgage.I am so worried about my husband ,he has no vision or hearing in his left side and cannot walk.He also has vertigo,all from the stroke.I was told by the hospital they can take my house and all we saved if I don't make payment.I have been hearing this since Sunday.I have young children and I'm a mess .Please pray for my husband he really needs it.I am sorry if I posted wrong .I am not thinking clearly.Getting him well is what's important. Thank you
Prayers for your husband patriciamary.
Hugs Patricia Mary, and prayers
Prayers for you and your husband. When two are more are gathered in His name...
God Bless Dom.
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I'll send a Freep-mail shortly.
Prayers sent for you, your husband and children.
You and your family are in my prayers. God Bless all of you!
My wife’s brother had a similar stroke back in the spring. He’s 48. He is making a very fast recovery. I pray that your husband will, too.....................
Prayers sent for Dom & family..
Prayers going up!
Our prayers are with you. You might try to just send $10 to them. I know someone that did this and the hospital never went after them. The intent is to show a willingness to pay something. The other thing is that I would not believe anything that the hospital told you. Consult an attorney for your own peace of mind. Again, may the g-d of Abraham, Issac and Jacob send the Comforter to help you in your hour of need....
THAT IS A BULLSHIT SCARE TACTIC! THEY SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES!!!!! DO NOT SIGN ANY DOCUMENTS FOR THAT HOSPITAL TO PLEDGE PAYMENT OF BILL AGAINST YOUR HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!................
patriciamary, prayers from my wife and I go to our Savior for your husband’s recovery. May the Lord bless him and you in your time of need.
Prayers for his health and recovery.
I would suggest to you that the first thing you do is go talk to a lawyer. For questions to be answered there are lots of resources. I’m going to email you privately with some of them. What State do you live in? I don’t believe they can take your house. There’s LOTS of help out there...you just need to do the work.
We will will do our job here and pray, you do your job and take care of your husband, and find out what you need to do to make sure you don’t lose everything.
Do the next indicated step...and you will be taken care of. I promise.
Prayers sent, Get a Lawyer!
Bring peace, love and understanding to her family.
We pray for this in your name.
Prayer for your husband. Don’t let the hospital try to intimidate you. Tell them you will pay what you can, when you can. If they are threatening to take your home, talk to your lawyer.
*big hugs* and many prayers for your husband’s recovery.
I’m so sorry! I pray that God will heal your husband and meet all of your needs.
i know from past experience that hospitals will work with you, and as long as you pay something on a regular basis, you’ll be fine.
They don’t want your home.
My heartfelt prayers.
Prayers up! Check with your priest or pastor - they may be able to put you in touch with someone who can give you sound realistic financial advice at this time.
Praying for your husband, your family, and your situation.
God send his blessings to your husband and family.
Our prayers are with you. Trust that God too is with you, your husband and your family, now and always. Go to God and find His Peace.
I’m so sorry for what you’re going through. You’ll certainly get my prayers. Please take the advice of the FReepers that told you to contact a lawyer. They can’t threaten you like that...don’t stand for it. (((hugs))
Aside the prayers, get all your assets into a living trust as quickly as possible.
He had a stroke on SUNDAY, and the hospital is already threatening to take your house?
Prayers up for Dom, Patricia Mary...hoping a full recovery is in the very near future.
Prayers for you and for your husband’s recovery-
and for your peace of mind.
(the hospital can’t take your house.)
My naive suggestion:
1. Sign nothing (until you’ve seen a lawyer)
2. Get a lawyer, even though you’re not “seniors”, maybe an “elder law”
specialist has experience in dealing with hospitals going after patient assets.
3. See if you can get the deals that the Amish in Pennsylvania arrange
with Penn. hospitals.
About a month ago (in a Saturday issue), The Wall Street Journal had
a sizeable article about the sweet deals some Amish get from hospitals
Under one program, IIRC, about 50 Amish have gotten FREE liver transplants.
And one Amish farmer had held onto his farms and negotiated sizeable
reductions in bills, many of them for his kids that need LOTS of care
due to genetic problems.
(The article was pretty balanced...it did make it clear the Amish were
getting amazing discounts...and also mentioned that the hospital
administrators were still making $$$$$$$$ and the hospitals weren’t
going belly-up by extending these sort of terms)
Prayers on the way.
Prayers up! Don’t see how they can threaten when you haven’t even been sent a bill that you have so much time to pay. Keep your chin up and don’t take any crap from the hospital management. Contact a local attorney, explain what happened, and let him talk to hospital management and bet they back down.
One other important thing: The hospital social worker will provide you with paperwork (some even help you fill it out) to apply for government medical assistance as well as hospital's own financial assistance. A family friend went through similar situation when her toddler daughter had Leukemia. They still have their house and their daughter, thanks to God and the dedicated and skilled doctors.
Sorry about your situation.
You need a specialist in this area, a case manager to assist you in navigating the health care system and financial assistance prgms available in your state. I could help you in Texas, but unfortunately, not in any other state. If a hired gun is beyond your means, contact a social worker at once. Just lay everything out there, and it would be best to find someone not associated with the hospital. The advice of an attorney would also be very important.
I will be praying for your husband and you as you go through this difficult time. God is near.
Prayers for you at this time of need.
There must be a patient affairs representative at the hospital- and a social worker- please get the hospital to direct you and talk to them- they can help give you good advice about working out the bills. Hospitals do not take your house and savings- whoever told you that (or made you think that) needs to be reported and counseled.
If your family resources are so very slim you cannot miss one paycheck- get some advice NOW from your pastor/priest who can help you find a community agency with resources to help or at least to advise you realistically.
Your husband is a young man- hopefully this will help him in a speedy recovery
In the meantime, prayers for your husband that he will recover. I am sure this is not helping him to have these worries now.
Things may appear hopeless at the moment, but there are options. Have faith, and go out and fight for your family.
God will show you a way. I’m sure of it.
Prayers for your husband Dom, and for you and your family.
Prayers for Dom’s recovery and for your family!