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
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...