Request for prayers, good vibes,for one of ours.

by mouthy 28 Replies latest jw friends

  • Mary

    Thank you all for your comments and thank you Grace for even starting this thread. I haven't been on here because the situation with my brother in law has taken a horrifying turn for the worse. He collapsed over a week ago (again) and it seems that they did not get all the infection out of his lungs the first time this happened about 6 or 7 weeks ago. The STUPID, moronic Respritologist overruled the Oncologist's desire to keep him in until the infection was 100% gone. As a result, it's come back with a vengence and there is the very real possibility that he is going to die from it. It was so bad that they had to stick a ventilator down him and put him in a drug induced coma. They've managed to vacuum out some of the infection that was in his lungs. It was really thick and they had to spray saline solution down his lungs just to be able to move the stuff. They've done that for the last few days and I guess the stuff that's coming up now is more clear, so I'm hoping that that's a sign that they've got alot of the infection out. If Scully or ex-njw know precisely what this means, please let me know.

    Another problem is that one of his antibiotic mixtures was mixed incorrectly and it crystalized as it was going into him. I have no idea if that's made him worse or what, but someone's head is going to be on the chopping block up there for making such a stupid mistake. My own feeling is that he should have been moved down to Princess Margaret Hospital when he first collapsed but my sister felt that the doctors here were going a great job and said 'no'. I think after these two major blunders, she's reconsidering that maybe he should have been sent there, but it's too late now. There's no way he can be moved in his condition. On top of all this, he started bleeding internally the other night because his platelet count was down to 10 so they quick and gave him two bags of platelets.

    We are simply trying to take this one day at a time and while we're trying to keep optimistic, it's really hard when it's one bad thing after another. This isn't even the primary disease----it's just the secondary one and even if he survives this, he still has to go through the horror of chemotherapy for the stem cell transplant down the road. That's where the roads cross: it will either cure him, or kill him. There's no middle ground.

    I've cried more this year than in all the previous years of my life put together.

  • isaacaustin


    Sending you prayer and moral support thru this situation.

    I hope things work out.

  • Heaven

    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers, Mary. I wish there was something more I could do. I hate feeling helpless...I'm sure you do too.

  • Black Sheep
    Black Sheep

    My prayers are for you and your family, Mary.

  • mouthy


  • carla

    You and your family are in my thoughts Mary.

  • Mary

    One more thing that happened the other day....I was at my sisters' and the car group that was out in Service stopped by to see what was happening as they're having the CO's visit this week. While I know they genuinely care for my sister and b-i-l, the asshole of a CO said "the important thing is that he's remaining loyal to Jehovah by not compromising Jehovah's standard on blood. The fact that he's survived is a testamony to how Jehovah looks after his people when they maintain their integrity"---or some such crap. I came really close to saying "ya....and if he hadn't taken the transfusions, he would have been dead two months ago you asshole." But I didn't.

    Incredible how obeying Big Brother is more important than saving a life.

  • megs

    ugh Mary... how dreadful that the CO would be towing the corporate line instead of showing compassion... Sickening really.

    It sounds like you and your family are coping as best you can... Hang in there girl, your family has many people hoping for the best for you!

  • dinah

    Mary, if you weren't so exhausted, I could see you punching that Witless assh*ole.

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