Tuesday, September 16, 2008

the latest

I want to say again thank you for all your kind wishes and offers of help. My family had a big conference with the general surgeon today--my aunt continues to defy the odds but still everything is touch and go and very much dependent on whether or not she can survive these initial procedures. She has an incredible, overwhelming amount of trauma but so far her body is handling everything amazingly well. In fact apparently she is on par with a remarkable 20 year old according to this 15 year trauma veteran doc. She is fortunate to not have any chronic illnesses except maybe an addiction to redecorating her home and antiquing.

So we're hoping she again remains stable enough to tolerate more repairs. Tomorrow she is planned for abdominal washout/possible closure. I hope some of this initial exhaustion and emotional drain lifts soon.

5 comments:

Tania said...

I can't believe this is happening. But I'm so glad she's pulling through. You and your family are in the forefront of my mind. If you need anything please let me know....and let us all know how things go.****hugs****

Jen said...

Thanks for the update. We're still praying.

running wildly said...

I'm glad she's getting better. Continuing to keep her in my thoughts and prayers.

On a totally unrelated manner, I took your suggestion of publishing some posts of Change of Shift and I just read this morning that I was featured. So thanks for your kind words of encouragement. I really do appreciate it.

running wildly said...

OH, PS. I hope it's ok I've added you to my links list.

Jaime said...

I'm so sorry! I hope she continues to improve, I'll be thinking of you both!