Friday, November 16, 2007

Cards for Encouragement Needed...

My son in law, Trevor, is back in the hospital for the 3rd time this month.. If you dont know their story let me share a little with you..

Trevor and Savana (my oldest dd) met a couple of years ago and fell in love almost literally on their first date. They were married 6 months later and are so very happy.. Trevor has 2 adorable kiddos, that are actually very close in age with my youngest two adopted kiddos and they are the best of friends.

Trevor has diabetes.. he has had this horrid disease since he was just a young child and has been insulin dependent for over 20 years. However, he was doing great until January this year.. 9 months after they were married.. He started to get sick, have seizures and his blood sugars started to be uncontrollable.. This is when he started to go to the doctors and we found out that his kidneys and pancreas were starting to fail. The first things that all the drs pushed for him to do was to prepare for the transplant list. The things required to be able to be on the list took up until October to finish.. They finally finished the last thing needed and were told that they are now denied for the transplant due to not having a secondary insurance.

Now, Trevor has gone through several surgeries, hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of prepatory treatments for the transplant and now is on complete dialysis. He has been doing dialysis at home now for the last couple of months. This past week he started to see yellow and was taken to the hospital yet again. They did surgery this morning to put the cathetar into his chest for hemo dialysis, which he will have to go to the hospital 3-4 times a week to do. This, is a hard blow, he will now have to quit the job that he has been literally killing himself to do because they needed the secondary insurance. He had to make it until Dec 9th to qualify for the insurance at this job.

We have gone to every resource that is possible to get help.. nothing is working... When they finally got onto medicaid they lost it as the medicaid team told them to apply for medicare.. as soon as they were accepted on medicare they were taken off of medicaid immediately.. this was about 5 months ago.

Right now Trevor is extremely sick, they think other organs are now starting to shut down. He is extremely discouraged and starting to give up. Savana is beside herself with grief.. Mind you she is only 22 years old, while all of her friends are getting married and starting their families, she is trying to keep her husband alive and positive and fighting for life..

Kacee my second DD, Savana's sister has started a Quest for encouragement cards for both of them.. If you would like to send a card of encouragement we would love to share them with them.
You can send the cards to:
Trevor and Savana John,
11080 North 5600 West
Tremonton, Utah
or digitally and I will print them off and take them to the hospital at

thank you everyone for helping us to keep him fighting for life!!!!
Here are a couple of layouts I did for them so you can have a face with the cause:


Dawn said...

Oh T you know I am lifting you all up in prayer! I will get a card out to you as well. you know that I am there for anything you need

Di Hickman said...

(((HUGS))) thinking of you and your family during this time. I will get a card out to you asap. Give them both my love

Pssequimages said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you all as you and your daughter and family face these difficult days. May God grant you strength and courage, and may he be encouraged by knowing so many people care--and are keeping Trevor in our hearts.

Jacinda said...

Wow, those wedding photos are gorgeous. I sent you a card today, if you could please pass it on with my love. I can't even imagine how hard things are for EVERYONE right now.

carolyn and tom said...

Trevor, i will lift you up to our Heavenly Father...He is the Great Physician! You can fully rely upon HIM!He sees the whole picture (before us)....He loves you soo much!He is there beside you,holding you....

windycindy said...

Hello, You have my complete and utter empathy. The insurance aspect makes me very angry. My brother was 14 years older than me and my sister was 10 when I was born. I have literally grown up with Diabetes all around me. My brother got it age 5, my mother at age 50 something and now my older sister has had it for a few years. My brother passed at 57 from a stroke. How anyone can deny a person who needs a transplant is beyond me. I wish I could say don't let him give up. I will send positive thoughts your way and many prayers. May God intervene in your time of crisis. Cindi

Joy said...

I prayed for them... may I ask have you tried contacting the mayo clinic and talking to them about getting his transplant?

Dawn said...

T, I am adding your family to my prayers.

It's Just me...Crazy "T" said...

Thank you everyone.. you are all so wonderful and inspiring..
Joy, yes we have contacted the mayo clinic and they couldnt help. We are trying to get a new case worker to see if we can make some progress on getting onto the transplant list again.. They have given Savana a pile of paperwork that she has been filling out while there and now we need to turn in more forms which we will do on Monday.. We are also trying to start some fundrasiers but they have said that you have to be careful with what you do so that it does not affect his qualifying for long term care.. But, we are working with someone on this as well.
Thank you again everyone!!!!
Angels are everywhere!!!
T and Family

dawn inskip said...

T... you are all in my thoughts and prayers

Peta said...

oh T, this is so sad..I'm thinking of you and your family..It's not right though, know one should be going through this at that time in ones life. Big hugs and prays to all your family..Sending a card your way!!

Charlee said...

Oh T...please know that I'm praying for your whole family! ~hugs~ Keep the faith Girlfriend!

Chris said...

Oh Tracey I had no idea and all I can say is my thoughts and my prayers are with you all. Sending huge hugs your way.

Thunderdragon said...

Tracy, although I knew the story before, I have tears in my eyes.
I am not very good at words, but I wanted to tell you that my thoughts and prayers are with you all.


Angela said...

One of my sister's favorite passages:

17 For our present troubles are quite small and won't last very
long. Yet they produce for us an immeasurably great glory that
will last forever!
18 So we don't look at the troubles we can see right now;
rather, we look forward to what we have not yet seen. For the
troubles we see will soon be over, but the joys to come will
last forever.

I will continue to pray for you and your family!

nanasdinky said...

You are ALL in my prayers...I cannot even imagine but I am so so sorry.I just pray that the Good Lord will touch him with his healing hands....You will all be in my prayers..

chronic chick said...

Wishing you many prayers of hope and healing. I love your layouts there so beautiful.