Thursday, April 12, 2007

Things to Know When Someone You Know Gets Critically Ill

1. The people around you will react exactly as you imagined they would. If you knew they wouldn't be any real help, I assure you they won't. The people you normally count on will save the day for you.

2. Medical personnel have a difficult job, but don't let them leave you out of the loop, dismiss your concerns, or treat you like an idiot. If you want something from them ask for it as clearly as possible and they will usually work to accomodate you.

3. Don't let yourself get so tired that you become ineffective. You need to stay sharp.

WTG is still very ill. They are saying pancreatitis...he is on a ventilator, his kidneys have shut down, as has basically his whole gastro-intestinal tract. Not even a right bastard like him deserves this kind of thing, so I continue to be his advocate. When he gets well he fucking better appreciate all me and the kids have done. And he might want to consider kicking his precious brother and dad to the curb. I will never forgive them for the way they have acted during all this.

7 comments:

evil-e said...

I am sorry to hear this, I hope for good news in the future on this.

Sad to say, Illness does bring out the real side of people. I had an entire summer of it last year and got to witness people at their "best".

Your absence has been more than excused, thanks for the update, and once again, I hope he gets well.

Babybull40 said...

Thanks for the update.. Even the meanest of the mean don't deserve being ill.. I hope it all works out.. Kudos to you for staying strong and your absence will only make us miss you all the more..I'd say family can be the worst to deal with.. You just gave me an idea for a post..Take care..get rest..xo

Viki said...

Hang in there. If nothing you will collect good karma. Funny how people change - so fast and easy....

You are doing a good thing so good things will happen to you!

AlienCG said...

Amen, Evil-bro.

AlienCG said...

I hope WTG gets better.

Tara said...

I appreciate the update too, L.B. I hope for the best recovery he can get right now. He's lucky to have you and the kids.

l.b. said...

I have missed all of you so much! Thanks for your virtual support
:-) Things are looking a bit better each day.