Stop Shu Andres from being wrongfully discharged from the hospital before it's too late.
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My mom, Shu Andres, suffers from an incurable neurological disease called multiple system atrophy (MSA) also known as Parkinson's-Plus, very similar to Stephen Hawking's Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS). She can no longer walk, talk, eat, write, etc. This disease has left her completely bedbound with no control over her own body with a peg tube and a tracheostomy. I spend 8-12 hours a day with her at Multicare Tacoma General Hospital to keep her comfortable, for she is in her finals stages of this unfortunate and tragic disease.
My mom is the strongest and smartest person I know. She earned her BA degree at the prestigious Waseda University in Japan and her MBA degree at Seattle City University. However, as a result of her condition, it is easy for people to take advantage of her. She had been a victim of neglect from her caregiver in Vietnam. She had then developed a bedsore on her lower back, the size of a closed fist and about 10cm deep. People close to her have withdrew $96,000USD out of my mom’s Chase bank account by forging her signature on checks they stole from her.
My mom has been a patient at Multicare Tacoma General Hospital for almost seven months. She was initially admitted to this hospital to be treated for her failed kidney. During her stay, she maxed out all of her insurances and they will no longer be able to cover her medically. She has also exceeded the maximum limit for her medical expenses at this hospital. Even though I’ve been working diligently on her Medicaid application, there is nothing they can do to prolong her stay. In the past, I've shared her story through our GoFundMe campaign to help raise money for a stem cell transplant in San Francisco. Today, Multicare Tacoma General Hospital has accused me of stealing that money and conducted an investigation on me through the Adult Protective Services. Luckily I wasn't harrassed that much and I had the necessary documents to prove the legality of the campaign, but I had to deactivate it to prevent anymore issues.
At noon on July 3, 2018, Multicare Tacoma General Hospital is forcing my mom to be discharged. They recommended to have my mom sent to my small apartment an hour away from the hospital or to a nearby nursing facility that will charge us $800/day. I don’t have any medical training or a suitable place to take care of her myself. I definitely don't have money to pay for any professional help at a facility. I am not comfortable with signing my mom’s death warrant yet. Right now, my mom is under intensive 24/7 care. The doctors think that she is in "stable" condition even though she is being treated for a serious infection. I created this petition to prevent my mom from getting wrongfully discharged from Multicare Tacoma General Hospital in hopes that our state government can intervene in this matter. Please show your support!
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