Wednesday, May 26, 2004

About my brother. Well, I guess I should update...

It's not good. Here is the lowdown. It is very touch and go. He has an extremely bad heart. His blood pressure is very unstable. He had 8" of his intestine removed, his appendix removed, and a colostomy, due to a very bad infection he developed in his stomach. They performed a Tracheotomy to improve his breathing since the ventilator wasn't doing the trick. He also has a clot in his heart that they are trying to dissolve with blood thinners. His kidneys have failed and has been on Dialysis for about 4 days now. He has severe sleep apnea and they believe that is the major contributing factor to his health problems. His fever was at 105.0 degrees for several days and is now hovering at around 101.0. It really did a number on his neurological function. He basically is in a catatonic state. He blinks and we think he knows we are there but... who knows really. We are just taking it one day at a time now, which is really all we can do. We have been at the hospital nearly everyday all day long. holding his hand, talking to him, etc... Even tried to put the Laker game on to try and stimulate his senses. He LOVES the Lakers. So basically he needs all the prayers he can get. Mostly praying that he won't be in pain anymore, whatever way that has to happen. Thank you all for your good thoughts and prayers. I very much appreciate them.


Blogger Bonnie said...

Thank you for the update. I've been wondering. Still praying. Pretty much non-stop good thoughts coming your way from me, baby. I love you and your whole family. Hang in there. Wishing you waves and waves of peace. XXOO

5/27/2004 6:22 AM  

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