Monday, January 3, 2011

Almost Time...


4:00 AM the phone rings....

It is my sister.  Matt has had a horrible night.  She is sobbing, and she has finally decided to sign the paperwork to end her husband's suffering.  (His blood pressure shot into the 300s, then went into the 200s, and finally stabilized.  This caused several strokes.  My sister knew you can't recover from that.)  She signed the Do Not Resuscitate order, stop the feeding tube (other than pain medication, which will be plentiful), and is stopping the vent too.  The doctor who has been treating Matt signed off, saying he felt that her decision was in his best interest.  To cover themselves legally, the hospital has an independent doctor (with no ties to Matt's case) evaluate and sign that he agrees with the other doctors findings.  At 6:30, we were still waiting for this doctor to come in.  Once he has, everything will be disconnected.  His doctor anticipates with how stressful the last 24 hours have been that he will pass pretty quickly.

HH will be doing the funeral.

6 comments:

ChiTown Girl said...

Oh, Tiffany. I'm so very sorry. Please give your sister a big hug for me, and know that you and your family will be in my prayers. I'm so sorry.

Ice Queen said...

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. (((hugs)))

Bandita Senorita said...

I'm so sorry. I have been praying for your BIL and family since the accident. I will continue to pray for all of you.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry.

Katie said...

So sorry to hear this. I'm praying for your family.

Missie said...

I can't imagine. Keeping your family in prayer.