Dear Chronic Pain members
I have some very sad news about
one of our members.
I received a phone call from Privey's daughter yesterday, around noon, and she told me that Privey had fallen several times this last week. I guess both of her daughters spent the night with her Tuesday evening, and when they went to wake her Wednesday morning, she would not respond. She was taken to a nearby Hospital by ambulance. They ran test (CT Scan) and found that she had bleeding on the brain, so they rushed her to a Hospital in Topeka KS that was better able to deal with the surgery if needed. After some test there, they found that there was no brain activity.
They had her on a Vent, and decided to pull her off of it yesterday late afternoon. I was in contact with her family several times yesterday, and spoke with her husband this morning. He said they indeed did take her off the Vent, but she continues to breath on her own this morning, but that her breathing is much more shallow than was last night. They are doing Hospice there at the Hospital, as family continues to drive in for final goodbyes. The Dr said it could be minuets, hours, or even days, but at this point there is not much hope.
This has been a shock to all the family and my wife and I. We had a trip booked for Florida at the end of January, and were to meet several other Chronic pain members there. Privey and her husband have been to our home several times over the last two years and we have been to her home town as well on a couple of occasions as well.
For those of you that know her, she is a Great Lady, and has suffered something awful for several years. Please feel free to lift her and her family up in prayers here on the forum. If you wish to contact me, you can find my email in the membership directory. I will respond as quickly as I can.
I'm so shocked at this news, and I had just spoken to her by phone just a few days ago, and she sounded wonderful. She was so excited about
the up-coming trip. Her and her husband were to fly out together with my wife and I, from my home town, Wichita KS.
I will post more, as soon as I hear word from her family. Please continue to pray for tmjpain as well. This news has crushed both her and I, as Cathy was a very close friend of ours.
Bless you all in every way, and you may read comments on the Ostomie forum as well, if you like. She spent quite a bit of time there, and had made several friends there as well.
We have heavy hearts as we await word on her.
Chutz or Dani, please feel free to edit my post here, if I miss-worded something, my head is still not working right, after this kind of news.
Post Edited (Screaming Eagle) : 12/30/2010 5:00:46 PM (GMT-7)