Inkerdoodler Posted May 25, 2006 Share Posted May 25, 2006 Jim's sister has been in ICU for more than 4 weeks since her second LC surgery. She was intubated several times but when removed she was unable to breathe enough on her own to keep her off vent. They did a tracheotomy last weekend. Keeping her heavily sedated and when sedation is reduced she is not coherent and gets panicky. Family has made decision to remove life support today and made arrangements for services. Only 2 months since Jim passed so this is especially poignant for all our family as she was here for Jim's services. They did her surgery thinking the new growth was small but when they got in found it had spread so much in those few weeks that they had to remove more lung tissue than expected. Everyone struggling with the decision to have the surgery thinking she might have had more time -- the "if onlys"! I (and all our kids)are now at peace with all our decisions for Jim and grateful he did not have to experience weeks of pain and machines and drugs and that he died peacefully. The grief and sadness persist... I miss his laughter so very much. The family will move ahead with plans for a celebration of his life in the summer, and combine it with a celebration of his sister's life as well. Sandy Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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