Hi, I am Meryem, the youngest of 5 siblings. I am a Psychology graduate working as a special educational needs 1:1 (For Autism)
Unfortunately, my whole family was struck down with COVID 19. All recovered with mild symptoms but my brother Adem.
Adem is the eldest of 5, born (11.07.1974) 46 years old. Upon contracting the virus Adam severely deteriorated.
He is currently in INTENSIVE CARE (ICU) since 12/12/20. He has been diagnosed with respiratory failure thus:
-Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome and Pneumonia.
He had a chest infection and now a bacterial infection besides the above.
The Drs explained that he is on a very slow road to recovery and we have to take it“a day at a time” as he is still very critical.
This is going to be a lengthy journey which is also impacted by his medical background.
Adam is a lovely, caring, gentle soul who suffers from Schizophrenia which was caused by Traumatic Brain Injury as a teenager due to mistaken identity. This has already taken SO much from him and has significantly hindered his quality of life.
Currently, he is still in ICU and we are aware that he will need lots of support due to great muscle loss. Unfortunately, he has also witnessed a few people pass away....and to explain the distress in his eyes is unexplainable.
We would like to provide him with the utmost best support and quality of life and take him to the best possible treatments to help improve his post-recovery process.
This will include specialist physiotherapy and specialist multidisciplinary support. Ideally, rather than waiting on a waiting list- we would like to get secondary opinions and treatment options, which will go beyond us and around the clock care.
Thus, the purpose of this would be to support my parents (besides the support we will also provide) in supporting him towards his rehabilitation (both physically and mentally).
I would love to welcome him home to a house that will accommodate to his new requirements, medical expenses and living expenses
Any help will be hugely appreciated.
(I also want to take this opportunity to thank and applaud our NHS who is doing the best they can for all patients including Adem)
- Flávio (Ursula) Fernal
- Eda Karakas
- Ajlan Jones
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