Eyehategod’s Mike IX Williams’ Condition Worsens, Seeking More Help
Earlier this month we learned that Eyehategod singer Mike IX Williams’ health was worse than most people knew about, despite that the fact that it was known he had medical issues; he is currently in the hospital and needs a liver transplant.
And now the bad news just keeps pouring in. Though Mike’s significant other Michelle Maher-Williams has successfully crowdfunded over $60k via YouCaring.com to help cover his medical expenses, the costs keep mounting due to unexpected complications as Mike’s health is in serious peril. Here’s the latest update from Michelle:
Hi everyone! I just wanted to update you on Michael‘s condition. A few weeks ago, they discovered the reason that he kept bleeding internally was due to a bleeding ulcer combined with a very low clotting factor. He underwent endoscopic surgery where they put 3 clips on the ulcer to stop the bleeding. We were informed that it’s in a very fragile area prone to bleed again.
Which, of course, it did. Several times. Eventually, they went in and cauterized the ulcer, hoping to put an end to the bleeding. They also worked on raising his clotting factors with medications to help do so. During this time, the results of Mike‘s stress test came back positive for heart damage. His liver failure has taken a toll on his heart and he needed to undergo a procedure to repair it.
He was told that he would have to be put on blood thinners and, when combined with his already low clotting ability, there was a very high risk that he could bleed out and die on the table. If he didn’t have the procedure, he’d be removed from the transplant list. There was no other choice. He had to do it.
Thankfully, there were no complications, and Michael pulled through. He has to remain on blood thinners until December 8th. Once they are out of his system, it’s transplant time!
Thanks so much to all of you for helping him get this far. I dread to think where he would be without it. His deductible is paid for, as is a portion of his past due hospital bills. But we still need to cover the actual surgery, as well as this current monster of a hospital stay and his aftercare, which involves a ton of expenses. Please continue to send positive thoughts, donate and share, share, share!
Much love and gratitude,
Wow. We’re not sure what else to say aside from commending Mike’s bravery, Michelle’s dedication, and thanking all those who have donated so far. Give if you can, and see whatever juju, thoughts, prayers, or good vibes you have Mike’s way.
[via The PRP]