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Old 03-16-2012, 11:15 AM   #1
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My Step-sister

Hello friends.

I have a step-sister who unfortunately has a history with brain aneurysms. This is her 4th, and according to the Dr's, they have never had someone survive 4.

They did find this 4th one, and she had coiling done on Tuesday. Unfortunately she had a stroke during the surgery, and it left her with some vision loss in both eyes. An hour into recovery they discovered she also had a blood clot. They go back into surgery and discover she can't move her right side. It was tough and go and very critical for a few days. She is still in critical (but stable) condition. They must keep her blood pressure HIGH to increase the flow of blood to her brain as some veins collapsed. When they do this, she has some movement of her arms and legs. They are hopeful this will come back, but they eyesight not so much.

Last night at 10pm they called to say her heart was racing and they were afraid it couldn't make it. Thankfully today she is better.

I traveled for a weekend to NYC with her and my step-mother last October. I don't wish this on ANYONE, but she has to be one of the nicest, most kindest human beings that I have ever had the pleasure to know. Her husband left her after her first one, where she was airlifted from Dom Republic (on vacation) and was not supposed to make it. He did not want someone "sick" . She had a 3 month old and a 4 year old. She has a wonderful kind boyfriend now, and her children are 21 and 17.

If you could keep her in your thoughts and/or prayers (if you are inclined to do so), it would be so appreciated. It has been a rough ride, and it will continue it seems for a spell. She is only 46.

Thank you everyone.
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Old 03-16-2012, 06:43 PM   #2
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Sending special hugs to your sister, I am sorry she is having to endure all these difficulties.

Hope she is on her way to a full recovery

Thinking of your whole family
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:16 PM   #3
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What a difficult series of events for her.....
Sending you, her & the family lots of love.
Bad things always seem to happen to the nicest of people, don't they?

(I am still angry about the ex husband leaving her. Guess those vows of "for better or worse" didn't mean much).

Keeping you all in my thoughts & prayers this weekend.
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:20 PM   #4
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Thank you ladies.

They do seem to happen to the best.

Well, she is stable, perhaps a little more so. They have the blood pressure and heart under control. She sat up today, and they are trying to get her to eat as she is soooo tiny to begin. She has some movement. She is aware and upset about her vision..

The sad thing is her memory. She knows her name and the basics, but thinks it is 1962, and she wasn't even born yet. They continue to be hopeful that it returns gradually, at least a bit.

I haven't been to the hospital but have spoke to her on the phone, and am dog sitting her 2 pups. We are tentatively leaving for a MUCH needed vacation, especially for my DH who is working like nuts, but I feel so guilty. I know I can't change things, and all of that, but I just don't know, I may not go.

Thanks again.
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I will be praying for her and your family!
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My prayers certainly go out to your step-sister and you and the rest of your family! My brother died 3 weeks after his 18th birthday of a brain aneurysm so I relate completely. I hate to think of anyone suffering what your family member is suffering. God bless you all.
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