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post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old 12-29-2010, 10:31 AM Thread Starter
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My sister made the front page of the NY Times.

For those of you that know me, the last couple years have been "interesting" for me and my family on many fronts. That's a major reason I've turned into the invisible man. Well, my little sister has made the cover of the NY Times. I wish it could be in a better way. Instead of sending out PMs I thought I'd just post a link to the article here. Warning, if you don't know what is going on, it has nothing to do with bikes and is a downer.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/29/he...agewanted=1&hp

Saying she is semi-comatose doesn't even come close. This will kill her at some point and there is no hope for meaningful recovery.

If you are so inclined, a short prayer or kind thoughts would be nice.

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post #2 of 39 (permalink) Old 12-29-2010, 10:36 AM
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sorry man, i wish you and your family the best.
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My thoughts go out to you and your family, Bruce!!


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Sorry to hear Hope the family is lawyering up

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post #6 of 39 (permalink) Old 12-29-2010, 10:40 AM
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Prayers go out to your entire family.

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post #9 of 39 (permalink) Old 12-29-2010, 10:46 AM
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God Bless you and your family, I am sorry to hear that this has happend and will pray for your sister and fam.

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Wow, that's awful news. On the other hand, that's a really interesting story. I might have glanced over it if you hadn't pointed it out, so thanks. Hopefully your sister's story gets the right visibility and some changes are made.
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my goodness its been a rough couple of years for you Bruce. hang in there Buddy

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Bruce, my prayers for your whole family.

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My thoughts and prayers go out to her, and all the families affected by this.

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My sister made the front page of the NY Times.

Thoughts and prayers Bruce!

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Tragic indeed. Prayers for your sister's comfort and hope that something positive will come from all this.

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I can't begin to imagine how devastating this is to her family. My thoughts are with you all.

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Sorry to hear, this is horrible My prayers are with you, your sister, and your family.

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We will definitely pray for her and the family.

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My condolences to you and your family. What's most saddening is that this was avoidable. I think this is an interesting and promising medical technology, but it's really a shame that the creators of this device didn't take the time to perfect it and failsafe it before using it on the people it was designed to help.

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I read this article this morning, independent of this post. I'm sorry to hear that it's someone here. She's in my prayers.

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Thanks all. It's been rough on everyone especially her kids and my mom. Her youngest was 8 when this started and still asks when her mom is coming home. My 84 year old mother is just out of her mind over this. Both the kids and my mom keep looking up to big, strong, smart Uncle Bruce / Son to be there along with my brother in law and I’m totally at a loss. It is really rough when he breaks down. I try to help out where I can, but there isn’t much I can really do. I can’t even throw $ at them to help out with expenses because of my divorce. For me, that is one of the worst things. I’ve always been able to take care of my family in one way or another and I can’t do anything to really help out and make a difference. Even when my father was dying of cancer just before this started I was able to make a difference. In this I’m totally impotent and just have an empty feeling of helplessness and loss. At that, I’m still better off than everyone else especially Marci.

Heck, she is so fragile that she almost died 2 weeks ago from a fracking bloody nose. She was on Coumadin to prevent a potential blood clot and emboli so it wouldn’t stop. Since she can’t even swallow anymore she was drowning in her own blood and had to be intubated to block the blood from going into her lungs and to provide access to suction them out. The doctors overrode a DNR to do it and if they didn’t she would have been gone in another 15 minutes. As it was she spent a week in ICU and a week on a floor fighting another staph infection caused by this before going back to the nursing home. One of these days something will cascade out of control and she will be gone. While I love my sister, with the quality of her life I’m not sure that would be a bad thing.

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Sorry bro, your family will be in my prayers man.

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