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Wednesday, August 8, 2007

five months in FEMA trailer cost $50k in medical bills

After the storm, my husband and I lived in a FEMA trailer for 5 months, until we could buy a new house. While living in that FEMA trailer my husband got extremely sick. He had bleeding coming from his lungs. He has spent time in three different hospitals for a week at a time in two of them, they took all kinds of tests for cancer, TB, mold, fungus, you name it they tested him. All they could come up with was that he had double pnemonia in both lungs, pumped him with antibiotics, probed him and still never really gave any solid results as to why his lungs were bleeding. Our hospital bills were over $50,000.00 dollars before it was all over with. Insurance paid a lot of it but we still ended up paying approx $5,000. out of pocket money, not to mention the stress and not knowing what was going to happen to him.. they never could really say why he was sick. He finally got better, once we moved out of the fema trailer but he still to this day has trouble with his breathing..

We believe the fema trailer is what made him sick all that time. All the time we were living in it, he was always sick and feeling really bad.

Thanks, Audrey and Jerry