Saturday, January 26, 2008

Trying to keep hopeful...


The prognosis is not so good...

She's hooked up to a respirator now and will remain in that situation until she stabilizes.
She had most of her bowel removed, got an Ileostomy and is
resting quietly.
At least this way, the doctor says with time she can
have a good chance at recovering and having a normal life for whatever
time she has left.

He says it will take at least 3 months before her body heals enough to
go in and reconnect what's left of the bowel to her insides again... and even that is a hopeful assessment.

It's not a pretty picture, but it's the only one we have right now.

I keep thinking that there must be something we've done in the past as a family that warrants this sort of run of bad luck.
This could very well be the 5th major tragedy among my immediate relations within the last 3 years... both my Father's father and step-mother, his real mother, and then my Father himself...

I'm trying my level best to be positive... but it's getting to be a harder and harder sell with each successive blow.

Keep working, Greg...
Keep working...

3 comments:

The Keeper's Notes said...

I'm real sorry to hear of the further complications, Greg..I don't think your family has done anything to warrant any of this...it's just life and it can be pretty unfair at times, I guess. We just have to take the good with the bad. Keep hangin' in there man, and know that you've got friends who care.

Greg said...

Thanks Justin...

Of course my comments regarding my family's possible culpability are facetious... but even still, it does beggar feasibility at times.

Hope you are well,
GREG

jim.dobb said...

Hi Greg. Sorry to hear your grandmother is having a rough go of things. The good news is she is recuperating and still fighting the fight. It also sounds like you continue to do some soul searching, which many abandoned a long time ago either because it's too painful or to uncomfortable. I hope you find the what is necessary to find peace. You're a good man, Charlie Brown.