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Marsha is in the Intensive Care Unit [Dec. 5th, 2007|01:50 am]
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Saturday afternoon the nursing home folks found Marsha unresponsive, and sent her off to St. Mary's by ambulance. In the ambulance she went into seizures, and they diverted to MCV (the teaching hospital connected to the university where I work). The seizures continued for at least a day, and I think two.

She hasn't regained consciousness. That may be partly because of the (anti-seizure) sedation, but her doctor says that people who keep seizing for more than 24 hours usually have a bad outcome.

She also had staph infection in her blood, so they're giving her antibiotics, and they are (still?) keeping her blood pressure up with drugs.

I'm not optimistic -- though if anyone can beat the odds, it's Marsha.
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[User Picture]From: swansister
2007-12-05 01:10 pm (UTC)
Yarrow,

I'm so sorry that Marsha is critically ill again. Much good energy love goes out to you and to Marsha from me.

Hugs,

Swan
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[User Picture]From: angelweed
2007-12-06 03:44 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Swan.
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[User Picture]From: yezida
2007-12-05 04:48 pm (UTC)
Much love to you. I hope you are getting some support in dealing with this.

You are such a good companion to Marsha.
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[User Picture]From: angelweed
2007-12-06 03:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Thorn. Yes, lots of support. It's good to have friends.
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[User Picture]From: storm_and_raven
2007-12-06 01:42 am (UTC)
Dearest Yarrow,

I am very sorry to hear this latest news. I am here for you if you ever need someone to talk with about any of this. Just email me and I will be glad to call.

Things may indeed look very grim, but one thing I've discovered is that only the soul of the person who is ill manages and decides on whether to stay or to cross the Veil.

You have been, and continue to be a loving and devoted friend and Beloved to Marsha. (And she to you.) May the best possible outcome for both of you manifest itself.

Much love, many prayers....
Storm
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[User Picture]From: angelweed
2007-12-06 03:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Storm. I will keep you in mind.
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