Flight Story - Karina Visits Her Father
Give A Mile was able to provide a flight for Karina so that she could be with her critically ill father.
I'm not sure where to start...
My Father went for a very straightforward medical procedure on April 7 (an artery stent) and was supposed to be back home on April 8th. Sadly, a simple procedure took a dramatic turn and my dad had a very bad reaction and experienced a respiratory crisis and his heart stopped. Thankfully, with the benefit of CPR and doctors' expertise, my father survived, but he was put on dialysis and a respirator, and he was in a medical coma. We were told that he was in critical condition and I should see him very soon
With deep gratitude to Kevin, Stacey and Give a Mile, I arrived in Buenos Aires on April 20. On April 22 we had a call from ICU that my father had a second cardiac arrest. They performed CPR, once again resuscitating my father. Soon thereafter, he got pneumonia and they had to perform a tracheotomy. After this, he got another infection. After six weeks in the ICU and ten days in a regular room, I was able to spend some time with with my father, remaining with him for ten days in a neuroscience rehabilitation centre.
My dad is now back home, lucid with all his brain working excellently. He is working hard to recover and walk independently.The Doctors are calling my dad The Miracle Man. He is the first patient they have ever experience who recovered from an Iodine overdose, three infections and two heart attacks.
They also think that having his children with him helped him to fight hard. We are celebrating that he is back home and recovering slowly.
I have spent quality and healing time with my father and I am deeply grateful to Give a Mile and for miracles!