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Tragic news at work...regarding a co-worker...

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Laura had her tonsils out last Friday to clear her airway so she can breathe better at night and not snore.

When we got back to work on the 26th of December there was an email from another co-worker (Laura's son-in-law) telling how Laura suddenly lost consciousness and had to be rushed to the hospital. At that time, Christmas Eve, she was noted to have pneumonia, a collapsed lung and an infection. On the 27th of December, we got another email saying she was on dialysis and even her liver was failing. That was the last update we got.

Everyone at work is quite upset and saddened by this news. Her son-in-law asked us to keep her in our thoughts and prayers.

I am hoping some of my Spark friends can say a prayer for Laura, also.

I especially feel sad about this as I was one of the people (and her daughter) who encouraged her to get her possible sleep apnea checked out by the lung specialist at one of the hospitals owned by our employer. Her doctor said it was possible the tonsillectomy might take care of her obstruction and then she wouldn't need a CPAP machine. She was anxious to get the surgery done as she was chronically tired and her snoring was a real problem for her.

I have no idea why this "minor" surgery went bad but I have been praying for her and I hope I can encourage a few others to pray for her also.

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    How very sad, she is in my thoughts and prayers.
    1880 days ago
  • MCGS62
    I will definitely say a prayer for her recovery.

    that is sad and tragic it is so easy to take modern medicine and procedures as easy or routine. It is always sad when something goes tragically wrong.
    1881 days ago
    Prayers for all concerned. I had my tonsils out at age 30
    and I don't miss the constant illness that I had before.
    Hopefully better news soon!
    1881 days ago
  • 123ELAINE456
    My Prayers goes out to her for improvement in her condition. Let's Pray for her complete recovery. May God Be With Her And Her Family. God Bless You and Have a Great Day. Take Care.
    1881 days ago
    She is in my prayers! Hope everything turns out well for her!
    1881 days ago
    I'll put her in my prayers!!
    1881 days ago
    Oh My gosh this is so sad. I will most definitely be praying please keep us posted. My husband a few years ago on Christmas day had to go to the hospital emergency, turned out his gall bladder needed to be taken out surgery was performed, however it turned out it was all gangrene, the most haunting thing that happened is when the surgeon came to see me & said he could not wake up after the surgery & he may have to go on a ventilator. This was a night mare, he finally came out of it spent 11 days in the intensive care unit. My prayers are on there way
    1881 days ago
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