Rita's Recovery

Rita's Recovery

From Hector Juarez

Rita and her family have incurred significant fees due to a life-threatening surgery complication.

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Update #2

3 days ago

Although we have come a long way, and I once again thank everyone for being with us during this difficult journey, I write this update to share the unfortunate news that Rita has been admitted to the hospital yet again.

After complaining of difficulty breathing on Friday the 30th, doctors performed scans that revealed a large buildup of fluid in her lungs. Today, she underwent a Thoracentesis in which the fluid was extracted and sent to a lab for further testing. As of writing this, she still remains in the hospital and we are anxiously awaiting the results, as they will determine the severity of the situation. Although I would have rather written an update with much better news, we are nonetheless appreciative of all of your help. Please keep Rita in your prayers.

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On April 8, 2021, my mother, Rita Aguila, underwent what was supposed to be a simple bariatric procedure that was thought to have been a success. Shortly after coming home, however, she complained of intense pain and had to be rushed to the emergency room. It was discovered that she suffered from an anastomotic leak which is a life-threatening complication that has kept her in the Intensive Care Unit for the past week. My two sisters and I fear for her health and are doing the best we can to get her back on her feet, but as some know, being a college student isn't the most lucrative profession. Thus, it is with a heavy heart that we are humbly asking for any help to get my mom back to full health.

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Hector Juarez posted a new update:
3 days ago

Update #2

Although we have come a long way, and I once again thank everyone for being with us during this difficult journey, I write this update to share the unfortunate news that Rita has been admitted to the hospital yet again.

After complaining of difficulty breathing on Friday the 30th, doctors performed scans that revealed a large buildup of fluid in her lungs. Today, she underwent a Thoracentesis in which the fluid was extracted and sent to a lab for further testing. As of writing this, she still remains in the hospital and we are anxiously awaiting the results, as they will determine the severity of the situation. Although I would have rather written an update with much better news, we are nonetheless appreciative of all of your help. Please keep Rita in your prayers.

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Hector Juarez posted a new update:
8 days ago

Update #1

To everyone that has supported Rita and her family,

Words cannot describe how grateful we are to be a part of such generous communities. It is with tears in my eyes that I am writing this message to thank everyone for being with us in these hard times. As of right now, we have reached enough donations to get Rita on the road to recovery.

Although we do not know how long it will be, she is getting a little bit stronger every day. At the time of writing this, she has been discharged from the hospital and is recovering in her home. She is still, however, far from being able to function at her full capacity or go back to work. However, thanks to the help of all of our friends, family, and even some strangers, we have been able to provide her with everything she needs to get there. Thank you so much for all of your kindness and support.

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