whirlway

Hi Gals And Guys...

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Haven't been around a 'puter lately, due to the fact that my sis has been in the hospital since a week ago Tues. She had a grand mal seizure and was rushed to the hospital and they ended up doing brain surgery after they got her stabilized. I drove about 400 miles so I could be with her during the surgery, etc. Her recovery has been very slow, she is also a diabetic. The doctors said she had a lot of fluid on her brain, so they installed a shunt so it could drain properly. The doctors also said it was a good thing she had the sizure, due to so much fluid build-up on her brain, and that she would maybe have lasted a couple of weeks longer. Yesterday, she had another seizure. It has been a long haul, with not very much good news. She was finally moved from CCU late last night, (the hospital needed that bed), so now she isn't getting as good a care as she was. I have been spending every day by her bedside, she is all the family I have left. The really hard thing about this is that my brother had exactly the same thing happen to him and the brain surgery was the beginning of the end for him. He only lived a couple of years after that.

So, think good thoughts for both of us, especially Jodi, my baby sis. I need some good thoughts also, as I am starting to wear down. Sitting in the hospital is starting to take its toll.

Thanks for listening.

~whirlway

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whirlway~

Your little sister is fortunate to have you by her side. My thoughts are with you two. I wish her all the best of luck as she recovers.


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Whirlway,

 

I'm sorry your sister is so sick. She's lucky to have you standing by. I know how hard it is to keep a hospital vigil and I will be thinking of you in the coming days! I hope your sister makes an amazing and rapid recovery!

 

 

 

Mary in Texas

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Whirlway,

Bless you and your family. I am very sorry to hear your sister is ill. I hope she recovers soon.

Thinking of you,

Jennifer

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Whirlway,

I am so sorry about your sister! It's such a hard thing to watch a loved one go through so much. It's hard enough to be with them all the time when you are healthy, but when you also have medical problems, the stress can be overwhelming. Just know that you and your sister are in my heart and thoughts.

 

Sherion

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I am so sorry. Watching someone you love in the hospital while they are so sick is so draining. I hope that things will settle down soon. I send good vibes your way.

Nan

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Dearest Whirlway

I am thinking of you and your darling sister.I hope you manage to get a little rest too.I shall keep you both in my thoughts .

Alexandra

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Dear Whirlway,

I'm sorry to hear about your sister, you are both in my thoughts. Try and take one day at a time and remain positive during this trying time, she is going to need your strength at this time.

 

Take care

Celia

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Whirlaway,

My thoughts are with you and your sister at this time. She is very lucky to have family like you, but please do take a break even if it is only for a few hours and get some rest. You need to take care of yourself too.

 

Thinking of you,

 

Lisa


Lisa Bulman

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I hope Jodi is doing better. Whirlway, doesn't she have a husband or children? if it is all on you then you will need to pace yourself to save on your own strength. My thoughts are will you. The two of you may need to move closer to each other for support purposes in the future. Sheryl


Strength and Warmth,

Sheryl

 

Sheryl Doom

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Whirlway,

 

So sorry to hear of your sister's surgery and seizures. What alot to go through. I know you are scared . Try to take care of yourself through this. All the stress could really flare things up. Susie54

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Whirlway,

 

Thinking of you and your sister today. So very sorry that she is going through all of this. I'm sure she finds comfort in you being with her. Be sure to rest every chance you get and try to eat as healthy as possible. It's really hard in these situations, but so important. I'll keep the positive thoughts going and send energy your way, too.

 

xoxo emmie

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