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Posted: 3/15/2005 5:05:13 PM EST
She is 8 years older than me and has been mentally handicapped since birth. She has been having seizures recently over the last week and has stopped eating.

So they are putting her on a feeding tube.


This should be VERY morally, emotionally, and mentally interesting.


That's all I got to say about that...............



SGatr15
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 5:10:45 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 5:10:46 PM EST
Damn, sorry to hear about that. As someone who has to help insert feeding tubes, it isn't fun. I hope like hell I never have to have one - if I do, I think I'd rather just die.
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 5:11:20 PM EST
I'm very sorry to hear that sarge
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 5:11:56 PM EST
I am sorry to here this.
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 5:12:16 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/15/2005 5:12:53 PM EST by Sturmwehr]
Horrible news to receive.

I hope your sister gets well, sgt. Remain strong and vigilant, keep faith, and you will all get through it.
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 5:12:42 PM EST
I wish you and your family the best Sarge. Keep your head up, she will need you.
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 5:12:50 PM EST
Sad news for anyone to hear. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 5:13:09 PM EST
Prayers sent



Hopefully this is just a temporary downturn, and she'll be feeling better soon!
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 5:13:25 PM EST
Sorry to hear it also. Hope things work out for the best.
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 5:15:05 PM EST
Bad news sorry.
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 5:15:31 PM EST
Sorry to hear it bro.

Nobody deserves that. I hope she is comfortable.

Link Posted: 3/15/2005 5:15:55 PM EST
If I prayed to a god, I would for you and your family.

But since I don't, you and yours have my best well wishes and hopes for a happy resolution to this current situation.

I am truly sorry to hear this.

Chris
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 5:17:21 PM EST
I'm sorry to hear the news Sarge. I'll send a few good prayers for your sister and yourself.
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 5:17:41 PM EST
Sorry to hear that. Will be praying for you and yours.
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 5:19:33 PM EST
Prayers inbound. I know you know He listens...
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 5:21:02 PM EST
Prayers inbound, for her and for your family
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 5:22:00 PM EST
Sarge is human?
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 5:23:25 PM EST
Prayers sent Sarge...
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 5:24:59 PM EST
I'm so sorry Sarge. Your family will be my prayers.
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 5:27:03 PM EST
Sorry to hear this Sarge

Will pray for her.
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 6:09:29 PM EST
I am really sorry to hear that.
Always make you question why these types of things happen to people.
I hope the situation improves quickly.
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 6:13:59 PM EST
Damn sorry to hear that..... Prayers inbound for your sister.
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 6:15:34 PM EST

Sorry to hear about your sister sarge

Link Posted: 3/15/2005 6:25:41 PM EST
Sorry to hear that. I know how you feel. My oldest son, had 2 seizures when he was younger, and one last year that prevented him from driving a car. My son has been on med for the past few months, and hopfully in a few more months Cal DMV will allow him to get his driving permit.
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 6:30:07 PM EST
My prayers are with you and your family.
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 6:35:04 PM EST

Originally Posted By EricE:
I am very sorry to hear that.

I just prayed for your sister and your family Sarge.

Eric E



+1 thank you for sharing Sgtar15. You'll be in my prayers. Patty
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 6:38:35 PM EST
My thoughts and prayers are with your sister, you and the family and hope that whatever the outcome Gods grace be with her.
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 6:40:03 PM EST
sorry to hear sarge.....we'll be praying for you.
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 6:40:33 PM EST
Sorry to hear that.

Do you take care of her or is she institutionalized? The reason I ask is that you have to monitor the feeding carefully- most institutions don't seem to. If/when the pateint gets "full" you have to stop. I have seen too many cases where someone forgot to stop the pump or the patinet's stomach was full and they end up aspirating the formula. Aspiration pnuemonia is very difficult to correct, especially when it's caused by a very pasty formula. Constipation is a big concern with the formula too. If you're doing the care giving, her physician/nurse/whoever should advise you of possible complications and how to deal with them. Good luck.
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 6:48:26 PM EST
Good luck to you and yours Sarge.. Things will get better.
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 6:54:50 PM EST

Originally Posted By Greywolf2112:
Damn, sorry to hear about that. As someone who has to help insert feeding tubes, it isn't fun. I hope like hell I never have to have one - if I do, I think I'd rather just die.



When I turned 39, I filled out my own DNR(Do Not Resuscitate) orders and a feeding tube was specifically mentioned that the only instance I was to get one was if I only had a facial injury and could not eat for a period of time. The staff is to check the residual at specific times and turn off the pump if there is too much being retained in the stomach. There should be a written protocol on this at the facility. I'd suggest getting a copy and, then, verify on her chart that it is being done. Aspiration pneumonia is not easily treated and has serious life threatening complications.

My suggestions is that you check the newer research out on the subject, pray, and talk with your priest. My prayers are with you in this difficult time.


Keep the faith,

wganz

Link Posted: 3/15/2005 6:57:44 PM EST
That sucks.

Too much bad news these days.
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 7:06:05 PM EST

Originally Posted By Leisure_Shoot:
I am really sorry to hear that.
Always make you question why these types of things happen to people.
I hope the situation improves quickly.




Well actually Leisure, I doubt it will improve. This is probably the end. Mentally is he is about maybe a 7 year old., and at the age of 48 she lived far longer than anyone expected.


And she enjoyed her time here I am sure.

Think about it...48 years without worrying about politics, laws, communism, safe sex and so on and so on.


Makes you wonder huh?

Sgatr15
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 7:06:26 PM EST
Prayers sent.
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 7:09:47 PM EST
My nurse friend is out of town, but he has told me before to not do it. Once the tube is in, the hospital is on a money train and you will have to have the Pope intercede to get it removed. It is not a pretty truth about our health system, and they have you in emotional blackmail right now. You don't think that you have any time to think about it, but it may be the best thing for your sister and family to stall until you consult a lawyer and dictate the terms to the hospital.

Best wishes in this tough time.
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 7:22:02 PM EST

Originally Posted By sgtar15:

Originally Posted By Leisure_Shoot:
I am really sorry to hear that.
Always make you question why these types of things happen to people.
I hope the situation improves quickly.




Well actually Leisure, I doubt it will improve. This is probably the end. Mentally is he is about maybe a 7 year old., and at the age of 48 she lived far longer than anyone expected.


And she enjoyed her time here I am sure.

Think about it...48 years without worrying about politics, laws, communism, safe sex and so on and so on.


Makes you wonder huh?

Sgatr15



I'm sorry to hear she's having such a rough time of it, Sgar15. Are you able to visit much?

No matter what the circumstances, it is so painful to see a family member or other person close to you go through such difficult times. Prayers inbound and we'll keep hoping for the best. Sometimes all you can do is keep loving...

Jim
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 7:33:33 PM EST
Sorry to hear about your sister, sarge.
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 7:34:51 PM EST
Sorry to hear about that. The only people that I have personally known that have had a feeding tube put in, have dealt with it, for the short time that they had to. It wasn't easy for them, but they knew that, for the time being, it was something that had to be done.
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 7:35:39 PM EST
That is really tough....
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 7:38:28 PM EST
Sorry to hear...........
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 7:41:48 PM EST


Sucks to hear it. I'll add you and your family to my prayer list.
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 7:46:05 PM EST
Sorry to hear of this Sarge.
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 9:09:47 PM EST
Prayers Inbound
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 9:11:27 PM EST
Praying for you. Stay strong.
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 9:17:44 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 9:20:25 PM EST
Sorry to hear it SGTar
Our thoughts are with you and your family.

Chris
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 9:27:13 PM EST
Thats terrible. I can't imagine what you're going through--your family is in my thoughts.
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 9:38:35 PM EST

We trust that she will be comfortable, and feel no pain.

Peace be with you Sir, for surely you must feel her share.

Link Posted: 3/15/2005 9:42:52 PM EST
Sarge,

We will keep you, your sister, and your family in prayer.

NMSight
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 9:51:00 PM EST
prayers sent..
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