‘Below Deck’: Rhylee Gerber’s Family Looks Into Hospice Care for Her Stepfather

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Rhylee Gerber from Below Deck hopes her stepfather John Lowrey can be discharged from the hospital quickly.

She shared on Twitter and Instagram that Lowrey determined towards having a pacemaker and that her household was wanting into hospice care. She added that visitation has been extraordinarily restricted as a result of coronavirus too.

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Lowrey was initially hospitalized when medical doctors suspected he had blood clots in his coronary heart. However, upon further investigation, physicians discovered Lowrey had congestive coronary heart failure and anemia. Lowrey, who additionally has stage four bone most cancers was hospitalized in mid-March.

Gerber introduced her stepfather had bone most cancers in May

Gerber made the heartbreaking announcement in May 2019 that Lowrey had metastatic bone most cancers. At the time she had deliberate to spend the summer season engaged on a fishing boat in Alaska. In mild of Lowrey’s prognosis, she wished to be nearer to her household who lives in Florida.

She shared the information as a result of her former employer was lower than understanding with the state of affairs, taking unfavorable pictures on the deckhand too. Gerber shared a screenshot of the textual content change she had together with her former employer, which turned relatively heated. “My stepfather’s situation cannot be helped,” she wrote. “I’ve taken on financial obligations as well as the burden of knowing this isn’t easy for my mother or my stepdad and is likely to just get harder.”

Gerber’s former boss then lashed out at her. “Times up. Thanks for screwing us all over. Luckily, even at this late date. Your position has easily been filled,” the employer wrote. “Such a disappointment, but we should’ve seen it coming. Laughing stock is the crazy thing! You[re] getting more popular than you can imagine. Everyone is waiting on you to become a porn star at this point. Let’s hope you do better at that than fishing.”

The household additionally confronted skyrocketing medical bills

Gerber’s stepfather wanted therapy, which they hoped would prolong his life. The therapy, Provenge was going to set the household again $22,000 per therapy and Lowrey wanted three remedies. Gerber began a GoFundMe to assist her household cowl the prices.

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Rhylee Gerber | Photo courtesy of Rhylee Gerber

Thankfully the drug maker noticed Gerber’s fundraiser and was capable of work with the household to cut back the price. Her mom, Judy wrote a message of gratitude on the GoFundMe. “We feel very fortunate and blessed and lucky that we have two wonderful daughters that reached out through the gofund me program to help us with this,” Judy wrote. “And we’re grateful that the pharmaceutical company was able to reach out to us and give John the treatment that he needs.”  

Gerber was as soon as once more confronted with extra prices. When Lowrey was lately hospitalized, she was shelling out tons of of {dollars} to make sure her stepfather had the precise medical gear at residence and keep the property whereas her mom was by her stepfather’s facet. As a result, she auctioned off her attractive inexperienced BCBG gown, which she wore on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.  She bought the gown on eBay and now prepares to make positive her beloved stepfather will get residence quickly.

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