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Update on My Niece's Condition

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Things are not looking good for my niece at the moment. They were unable to do the surgery because her BP was low, HR was high and bleeding in her stomach. They are going to keep her in New Hampshire for the next TWO months to stabilizer her. There is no way they can do this surgery under these conditions. With 10 broken ribs and collapsed lung they can't flip her over to repair the crushed vertebrae. So they'll keep her sedated until she's more stabilized. I feel so bad for my entire family. They live in NY and this is NH. I don't have details on what they're going to do as her husband has a job he'll have to return to; her son has school. My sister and her husband will have to return to NY. I live in FL. They'll have to work out a schedule of who will stay with her over the next two months.

Because of the blood situation (can't take a transfusion under any circumstances), I don't know how long it will take to get to the point of surgery. Not to mention if she does recover she will lose her job not only for the amount of time she'll lose but she drives a school bus and she'll never be able to do that again.

Right now my biggest concern is that she just pulls through.

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GAYLE-G-63 1/31/2013 9:36AM

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This hits home even closer for me...Jennifer and I are only a few years apart in age. I hope all turns out well!

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PURPLELVR7 1/31/2013 7:31AM


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    emoticon for you, Jennifer, and all of your family.


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JEANNE229 1/31/2013 12:04AM

    As one who has lived in the hospital with my daughter, I know the fear, worry and fatigue that comes with these things. I didn't hear what happened, however.

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CHACHAOREO 1/30/2013 7:49PM

    My praying and thoughts are with your niece and you!!

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MILLISMA 1/30/2013 6:28PM

    My heart goes out to you and your family. Keeping everyone in my prayers.

extra hugs....Mary Anne

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GINA180847 1/30/2013 6:01PM

    What a tragedy! Things will neve r be the same!

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PURPLESPEDCOW 1/30/2013 5:50PM

    prayers being sent now

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JULIERAE41 1/30/2013 4:40PM

    Still praying. Thanks for updating so we can pray specifically.

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IDLETYME 1/30/2013 4:26PM

    That's so sad. We'll just keep her and her family in our prayers until it all comes out okay! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JUDY1676 1/30/2013 3:55PM

    What a tragedy. Prayers for your family and for those taking care of her.

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1CRAZYDOG 1/30/2013 3:09PM

    Just heartbreaking. My thoughts and prayers are certainly with you and your entire family. So sorry the news isn't better, to say the least.

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IAMWINNING 1/30/2013 2:27PM

    Thank you for the update, even though the news isn't great. I'll be praying that someone from the family will be able to be with your niece these next few months, as well as that she will get stabilized so that she can have the surgery she needs.

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PEGSTOLZ 1/30/2013 1:55PM

    Oh, I just read your posts about your niece and her family. So sorry that this has happened and I know you feel like you want to be there to help, but can't. Prayers are there for them and for those who are taking care of her daily. Hope she can have the surgery when it's safer to do so. emoticon

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SENIMMO 1/30/2013 1:47PM

    Praying for all of you emoticon

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MERRY_XMAS 1/30/2013 1:47PM

Hang in there... My thoughts are with your niece and your family.

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    Prayers your way.

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PICKIE98 1/30/2013 1:42PM

    Of course they all just jumped to the top of my prayer list.

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LYNSEY723 1/30/2013 1:40PM

    My heart breaks for you and your family. My thoughts are with you all during this time.


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