Re: [MOL] Nearing the End [02327] Medicine On Line


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Re: [MOL] Nearing the End



Dear Bess,
You are in my thoughts and prayers. May you find the strength that you
now need.
Debby

BesTom@AOL.COM wrote:
> 
> Dear Friends:
>     As you know, Tom was in the hospital with pneumonia for the past 17 days.
>  He came home so happy Sunday night.  Alas, last night at 1am he was taken to
> the emergency room of NYU with a fever of 102 and gasping for breath.  He is
> in critical condition and may not survive the weekend.  Even if he does get
> over the recurring infection,his lungs cannot sustain him much longer.  They
> will give him predisone, and numerous antibiotics.  There's some question as
> to whether to do a bronchoscopy to discover the source of the infection but
> I'm not too keen on that idea given the underlying problem.  So it's a
> question of whether to end things in the hospital, at home, or at hospice
> which I haven't had a chance to investigate.  It's so sad, but we just don't
> want heroic measures.  I'll let you all know what happens.  Love, Bess
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