Colton Haynes shares emotional message detailing his mom’s declining health

2018-02-21 11:12
 
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Cape Town – Colton Haynes has shared a heartbreaking message on Instagram detailing his mother, Dana’s declining health.

The actor shared two photos of his mother in hospital on Tuesday, calling her “the strongest person” he has ever met.

Mom...you are the strongest person I've ever met. We love you

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In a lengthy post, Colton revealed and explained his mother’s condition saying: “My mom has been in and out of the hospital since January. After multiple tests we found out she actually has advanced cirrhosis of the liver & kidney failure. A diagnosis that can be cured with a liver transplant.”

Colton added that while she can be cured with a transplant “she doesn't have that much time to wait for a new liver,” leading doctors to suggest Dana focus on her “quality of life rather than quantity of life.”

Colton describes his mom as someone who “loves to laugh” and said even after finding out her sad news she told him: “The best thing to do in these situations is to laugh.”

Following the doctor’s suggestions, Colton revealed he and his family have taken “steps to make mom comfortable” by setting up a hospice at home so she can be with her boyfriend Gary and her cat Fasa.

The Arrow actor ended his post by revealing that a GoFundMe page he and his family set up has reached its goal and they are able to hire an inhouse nurse. He added that every penny raised over the goal will be donated to American Liver Foundation to help others who are suffering from the same disease.

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My mom, Dana, always loves to laugh. Even when her liver & kidney doctors gave us the worst news you could get, my mom looked at us and said, "The best thing to do in these situations is to laugh." She then chuckled so loud you could hear it to the other end of the hospital. That's my mom. Shes funny, bull headed, & strong. My mom has been in and out of the hospital since January. After multiple tests we found out she actually has advanced cirrhosis of the liver & kidney failure. A diagnosis that can be cured with a liver transplant.. however..that bad news I mentioned before was that she doesn't have that much time to wait for a new liver. The doctors suggested that we now focus on my mother's quality of life rather than quantity of life. It's heartbreaking. My strong mother has always been the anchor of this family and our best friend. Now we're being forced to say goodbye to her. So with that horrible news from "Dr. Doom" (a name my mom came up for him) my family has set up steps to make mom comfortable. We set up in home hospice care so she can be home with her boyfriend, Gary, and her beloved cat, Fasa. Hospice care is covered by my moms insurance 100%. As well as nurses visits on a "need be" basis. A personal in home nurse that can be there 24/7, however, is not covered and would need to be paid out of pocket. My siblings and family are spread out around the country and world. We've been taking turns flying out when we can to help but it's not enough. My brother wanted to do his part to help with the expense of hiring a full time nurse & guess what...the gofundme goal has been reached to pay for Amity Home Care in Hemet California! Now that the goal has been reached...every single penny we raise over the goal from today on will be donated to the American Liver Foundation to help others who are going through this horrible disease. It would mean the world to my family & I if we could make a massive donation to this incredible organization. Thank y'all for listening & sending all the love to my beautiful momma. Donation link in my bio ???

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