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This fundraiser ended on 07/10/12

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This is for medical expenses acquired during this period. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

My dad was having alot of back pain and he knew it was probably a kidney stone, but when a week passed and he had not passed it yet he decided to go to the doctor. He was in to much pain.
He went to the ER and they admitted him after a cat scan. The stone was too large to pass and it is stuck in his Ureter tube, blocking his right kidney. The doctor tried to pull the stone out or push it up but it will not move. He put a stint in to drain the right kidney so it will not get infected. Only problem is that the stint is not meant to stay in for very long. He needs to have a treatment done to where it pulverizes the stone, breaking it into a small enough piece so he can pass it. His left kidney also needs this treatment done on it becaused he has three or so more stones about the same size in that one. Unfortunately my dad does not have medical insurance nor the $8000 up front to get the procedure done that costs $18,000.. The hospital is refusing him treatment because of this.. He was told the stone will kill him by infection and blocking his kidney if he does not have this done. Another way to go could be cutting him open, but its a six to eight week recovery. As a small business owner he cannot afford that much time off. So I say this is for Papaw, as my daughter says.. Because we love Papaw dearly and have no idea where we would be without him.. I do not want my daughter and son who are very young to have to be missing their Papaw because the hospital refuses treatment to someone who can not afford it.
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