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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

I talked to my cousin just last evening and she sounded good, but frustrated with her care. She told me that the latest medical update was it was her ankle broken and not her leg. She was still having the usual breathing difficulty but nothing new.
I had an e-mail from her husband about 11 that he had just talked to her and she was doing ok but getting really upset with the care and he was going to head to the rehab facility.
About 1:30 I got a call from my younger son that her daughter was trying to reach me and she had coded twice. What a drastic change in such a short time. Before I could get a call in to Patty, my older son called with the same message. Her younger daughter had texted him. As you can see, we are all a pretty close knit family even if miles separate us.
I got thru to Patty and she updated me, my cousin had coded for a third time and her dad was trying to make the decision as to whether they should continue in this vein. Patty didn't think she would last much longer and she was not coherent when they did revive her.
I have been upset and crying most of the afternoon. I did call her brother and talked to him a few minutes. She is in Phoenix, he is in Ill, my sons are in Washington & Missouri and I am in Florida. I feel so bad there is no family there to help support them.
I know she isn't young, but in today's terms, 67 is not that old. Makes me very sad and I will miss our nitely e-mail chats. It has kept us close in heart since we were so far apart.
Say a little prayer for the family, especially her husband as he has health issues and is very depressed.
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    So sorry for your shock. Life is precious; life is fragile. Sometimes I forget. Thanks for reminding me. Take care of yourself during this sad time. -Marsha
    3463 days ago
    I see on your status that you lost her! I am SO VERY SORRY! How wonderful your family is so close... I feel so bad for your cousin's husband and children....

    67 is so young to me!

    Strange that she sounded so good and was gone a short while afer!

    I am praying!
    3464 days ago
    I will pray for you and your family. My Mom is in a nursing home, but they send patients from the hospital there for rehab too. They are only about the money. I have watched the elderly told to do a certain exercise and count for themselves and they don't while they are in physical therapy. They bill Medicare or caid, whichever one that pays for therapy and the patient might not even be doing the required number of exercise reps to strengthen themselves.

    If you think there was something in your cousin's complaints about her care that may have hindered her breathing, I think you should investigate it if you have the finances to do it. My Mom was on oxygen when she went into the nursing home and often I found her tanks empty or that it was turned off at the wall if she was asleep. I finally demanded that I wanted to know from the doctor if she had to be on it and he took her off of it.

    Once a nurse went in her room to check Mom' blood pressure and the tubing was lying on the floor. She left the room after taking the blood pressure and left the tubing lay. God forbid, if you couldn't breathe without it. I hate to say this at such a time, but it goes on in many places.
    3464 days ago
    Prayers going out for you and the whole family! HUGS!
    3464 days ago
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    Pat-I am so sorry to hear about your cousin. I will keep her & her family in my prayers. Please know that I am thinking about you too. emoticon Kim
    3464 days ago
    You and your family are in my payers,TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3464 days ago
    You and your loved ones are all in my prayers. Stay strong, Pat.
    3464 days ago
    Prayers and Lord's mercy be with you and your family
    3464 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    I am here to pray for all of you.. a big hug to you too dear..
    3464 days ago
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    I'm so sorry to hear this, Pat. You and your family will be in my friends' and families prayers. emoticon
    3464 days ago
    You are all in my thoughts and prayers; take care.
    3464 days ago
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