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huffelpuff

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PostSubject: A world turned upside down    Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:34 pm

Yesterday my 19 yo daughter had to be taken to the ER. She wasn’t getting enough oxygen and her lips were blue. Crossing the room to get to the car to yo the hospital she collapsed. When the EMTs asked her where she was she said Laramie. I’m thinking ok she’s not too bad off. They then asked her who the POTUS was. “Mommy and Daddy are” oh crap! Not good. She continued to deteriorate as the day passed. She started having seizures and stopped communicating all together. After an MRI , CT scan and lumbar puncture they still had no idea what was going on. They decided they had better protect her airway so they intubated her and put her under heavy sedation so she wouldn’t be fighting them or scared. They flew her by chopper down to Loveland and are continuing testing. They still have no answers for us as yet. So we sit in limbo for now with no clue what is going to happen. At this point we don’t even know if she will live much less recover her mental faculties. All we know is she has sever encephalopathy. Her brain stem is swelling enough to cause seizures. Prayers are welcomed

Jim
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PostSubject: Re: A world turned upside down    Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:56 pm

Wow! Your daughter will be in my prayers Jim. Keep us posted.

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PostSubject: Re: A world turned upside down    Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:11 pm

That's terrifying, definitely sending prayers your way. The medical guys can perform miracles these days, we'll pray for their healing touch.
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PostSubject: Re: A world turned upside down    Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:09 pm

I hope you hear good news, and only good news, soon!
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PostSubject: Re: A world turned upside down    Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:23 am

May the Angels watch over your child and your family. We will be holding all of you close to our hearts during these trying times. FTRPLT
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PostSubject: Re: A world turned upside down    Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:32 am

Prayers going up.
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PostSubject: Re: A world turned upside down    Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:46 am

I am truly sorry Jim. Prayers for her recovery and strength to your family. I am speechless.
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PostSubject: Re: A world turned upside down    Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:17 am

All the best for her.

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PostSubject: Re: A world turned upside down    Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:43 am

Prayers for your Daughter. Keep us posted Jim, please.
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PostSubject: Re: A world turned upside down    Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:58 pm

OMG. Prayers going out to her and your whole family,
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PostSubject: Re: A world turned upside down    Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:39 pm

Oh God Jim....

My thoughts are with you and a candle is burning.
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PostSubject: Re: A world turned upside down    Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:46 pm

Praying now.
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PostSubject: Re: A world turned upside down    Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:04 pm

Adding my good vibes to the chorus above. A very difficult time for the entire family; hang in there, Jim.
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PostSubject: Re: A world turned upside down    Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:13 pm

They’re saying she’s stable with no real changes. However they stopped the sedative for awhile yesterday to run some of their tests and were able to get her to respond. That’s more than they were getting before they flew her down. So she’s still in there somewhere.

Thank you all for your support. It means more than you know.

Jim
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PostSubject: Re: A world turned upside down    Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:55 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with you.
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PostSubject: Re: A world turned upside down    Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:32 pm

huffelpuff wrote:
They’re saying she’s stable with no real changes. However they stopped the sedative for awhile yesterday to run some of their tests and were able to get her to respond. That’s more than they were getting before they flew her down. So she’s still in there somewhere.

Thank you all for your support. It means more than you know.

Jim

Stable with no real changes at least indicates she's not getting worse, and while that's not great at least it's better than the alternative. Those docs better get this figured out and her on the mend right now. Surely there must be some specialist that knows what's going on.

Keep us posted Jim. And in the meantime she'll be in our prayers.



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PostSubject: Re: A world turned upside down    Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:37 pm

huffelpuff wrote:
They’re saying she’s stable with no real changes. However they stopped the sedative for awhile yesterday to run some of their tests and were able to get her to respond. That’s more than they were getting before they flew her down. So she’s still in there somewhere.

Thank you all for your support. It means more than you know.

Jim

That sounds like a good sign. Still praying for you and your daughter, and your family.
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PostSubject: Re: A world turned upside down    Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:42 pm

Goodness Jim, hoping your daughter is on the mend real soon.

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Tim
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PostSubject: Re: A world turned upside down    Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:38 pm

They are switching her sedative to one that will be easier on her when they go to bring her out of deep sedation. She responded to her aunts and nieces being there. The Dr’s are all confident she will come out of this. The bad news is that during one or more of her seizures she asperated fluids causing parts of her brain to be without oxygen for extended periods of time. So on top of it causing pneumonia she has brain damage. They have no way to know how bad it will be though until she’s actually ready to wake up. They also have no idea what happened. We were hoping it was caused by uremic encephalopathy but the nephrologist says no. So one day at a time. We will have to see how things go.

Jim
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PostSubject: Re: A world turned upside down    Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:45 pm

huffelpuff wrote:
They are switching her sedative to one that will be easier on her when they go to bring her out of deep sedation. She responded to her aunts and nieces being there. The Dr’s are all confident she will come out of this. The bad news is that during one or more of her seizures she asperated fluids causing parts of her brain to be without oxygen for extended periods of time. So on top of it causing pneumonia she has brain damage. They have no way to know how bad it will be though until she’s actually ready to wake up. They also have no idea what happened. We were hoping it was caused by uremic encephalopathy but the nephrologist says no. So one day at a time. We will have to see how things go.

Jim

I'll count on the docs assessment Jim. In the meantime she will be in my prayers.


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PostSubject: Re: A world turned upside down    Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:55 pm

So tragic. You must be terrified. Definitely she is in our prayers.

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PostSubject: Re: A world turned upside down    Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:34 pm

The breathing tube is out! She's very confused and weak though. She is following comands and knows her name and birthdate. She is talking in just the barest whisper. So things are looking up. We will see how shes doing in the morning.

Jim
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PostSubject: Re: A world turned upside down    Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:44 pm

huffelpuff wrote:
The breathing tube is out! She's very confused and weak though. She is following comands and knows her name and birthdate. She is talking in just the barest whisper. So things are looking up. We will see how shes doing in the morning.

Jim

That's very encouraging Jim. Small steps to be sure, but positive news!

cheers


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PostSubject: Re: A world turned upside down    Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:56 pm

Glad to hear there was some positive news! Hopefully the improvements will continue at a good rate
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PostSubject: Re: A world turned upside down    Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:19 pm

Prayers answered! Keep us updated.
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