This is not a question, just venting a little here. This week has started with so much sad news for me. I wonder sometimes why we are burdened with things all at once? I just want to share this with everyone and only hope and pray that the parties involved will pull through. My fiancee's sister was pregnant and expected to give birth end of May, when she didn't have the child via "natural" child birth, she was scheduled for a C-Section. She had the C-Section on Thursday and her beautiful daughter was born and is doing well, but she is not. Apparently, in their haste to deliver the baby they forgot some "towels" inside her. She complained of severe pains and not until two days later did they take x-rays to determine the cause of all her pain. She was rushed into surgery to remove the towels, but now she is in critical condition and it is unknown whether she will make it. I am unsure of anything else as she is out of state. My finacee is rushing there to find out what is actually going on, but it is quite upsetting to know that something like can happen. So, yesterday as I am taking all this in, I receive an email from a very good friend. She is beside herself with the sudden and unexpected news that her mother was diagnosed with stage 4 of cirrohis of the liver (and it is terminal). She and her family are at a loss as to how she got this and why it wasn't diagnosed earlier, since her mother has never drank alcohol and has been to doctors for regular check ups and blood work. As I get older I realize more and more that every day we are on this earth is precious and we have to make the most of our time and make sure to tell the people we love just how much they are loved and how important they are too us. After losing my mother, I spend every moment I can with my daughter and grandchild and with my family and my fiancee and I try to also make sure that those that are not close to me know how important they are to me as well. Janet
How awful Janet. Unfortunately bad news travels in bunches. Your poor sister-in-law. Hopefully they are giving her the right antibiotics to clear the infection. What a horrible mess they did leaving towels inside. That happened to my Mother after her hysterectomy and she was able to pull through. I hope all goes welll and they can get her better. Cirrohis is a bad disease. My Mother has it and is at 35% liver function. She is not a big drinker ( a few glasses of wine a week). She had hepatitis twice and didn't know it which brought on the cirrohis. It's sad for your frien'd Mother. Did they give her a time frame and any possible treatment to prolong life? I know how you feel...I have felt surrounded by death so much recently that it doesn't shock me anymore when I hear bad news. I lost two friend sunexpectedly last year and now my good friend Bob is dying of Leukemia. All I do is keep a positive attitude, love my faily and enjoy everyday I have on this Earth. Surround yourself with your family and you will find the strength to endure.
So very sorry to hear your sad news. I hope that your fiancee's sister gets better! Hopefully the doctor's caring for her now are more competent than the surgeon that performed the Cesarean. Hopefully your friend will find the strength to deal with her mother's illness and impending death. It doesn't really matter why she got the disease. The important thing is that she should not be in any pain at the end. Life can be so hard at times. As the poster above just said, these things seem to come in waves. Hold on - times *will* get better.
Bad news does come in bunches... my family had a bad year a couple years ago; I think you're approaching the news the best way -- stay as close as you can to those you love, and for the ones you can't be with, let them know you think about them. I hope everyone finds peace in their situation.
My first baby (girl) was born last Thursday, and I can't tell you how uncertain and frightened your brother must be feeling, but I would be terrified. My baby girl and wife are healthy and all is going well, and I am so thankful. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Janet, I share your anxiety and pain and will trust that the doctors with a little Divine help, will make things right again. Yes, it seems that things either good or bad come in bunches, but it is actally only the swiftness of time. Keep on smelling the roses.
Here's a big hug, Janet. Actually, here's several - sounds as if you need a few. Draw those loved ones of yours around you...
Thank you all for the well wishes... I should know more about my sister in law in the next day or two.. As for my friend, the disease is too far in its stages and death is inevitable...I gave her some words of encouragement regarding the loss of a parent as my mom passed last year and suddenly which was a total shock that I am still trying to overcome.
Janet: I am sending white light and good wishes to your family. It was so sad to hear of this news, as I know you just had a post not that long ago about the up coming birth of this baby. ~
Janet, I do hope your sister in law will recover very soon and enjoys her beautiful daughter. I am really sad for your friend and her Mum. Sending good wishes and a hug, take care Margaret
Sending all the positive energy, good thoughts and prayers for your well being and those who are in your thoughts that I possibly can. Savor the closeness of your family and friends and remember- it's okay to cry sometimes. Take care of yourself, too.
Wow! Something similar happened to my aunt last year when she had her baby, except they didn't leave towels, they left sponges! It was her first baby and she felt uncomfortable after delivering. She's a little older in age (mid-40s) and since she thought it was normal to be uncomfortable for awhile she just let it go. Well, it started getting more and more uncomfortable so when she had her follow-up a week after being discharged she mentioned it to her doctor, who then examined her and realized they had left sponges in her! They quickly took them out and apologized but that was it. I hear it's very common - doctors/nurses leaving things inside the body. Scary! I hope your friend gets better. :(