My wife is permanently disabled, so I can't be any help myself.
Don't destroy that weapon. I can't support that at all, for a variety of reasons that I can't share outside of PWEC. I concur with the others above that the weapon should be able to be used as collateral.
Sorry about your issues. Medical debt in America sucks. We're living it right now.
I do know that many hospitals will negotiate if you can't pay and you tell them that, but sometimes you just have to tell them to heck with themselves. At some point human compassion should override any desire for profit.