----- Original Message -----From: Peggy HallSent: Saturday, June 03, 2000 6:53 AMSubject: Re: [MOL] Peggy!Hi Lillian,
Thanks for asking! I stopped home to get more clothes and do a few things. I've been staying with my mom hence no computer to work with. I don'tknow what you know so I'll give you a quick synopsis from last Thursday pm. I could not wake Ken from a (we know now) a pneumonia induced coma. I called 911 and they could not arouse him either. He stopped breating at the hospital and they intubated him and he's been on the ventilator ever since. He was stabilized and everything was looking up. His immune system crashed after the treatment, which we did expect but not this badly. On Monday he had been given Ativan and he reacted badly and pulled the tube out. They couldnt reinsert the one he was on and had to go to a smaller one to keep him alive. He arrested and they had their hands full, but they finally got the smaller one in. He couldn't sustain on that one too long so yesterday they did a traech and he's doing wonderful. His immune system is now rebounding even though he has the pneumonia, but it is clearing up. Ken has had so much surgery on his neck and radiation scarring that intubating him is almost impossible. He was fully aware they were going to do the traech and told them to do whatever they needed to keep him alive. It appears to me now that all will be well.
What I've not told anyone and feel so bad about is that while we were in New Jersey I got a call that my father had died and I had to fly home to be with my mom. I am the only child and it was a terrible thing for my mother to have me gone and have to handle most of this without me. My kids ALL came to her aid and spent countless hours helping her after I flew back. They were on a gambling trip with some of my husbands family (we were going, but ended up going to NJ) so there were people to help her they were 250 miles from home, he said he'd never had so much fun and when they got to the motel they were to stay at he took and nap and never awoke. Mom had him cremated up there and his ashes sent home. We had to put off his memorial for almost a month because I was gone. Unbelieveably I have not grieved yet, I guess too much going on with Kenny both in NJ and now here. Didn't mean to run on, but for some reason it just poured out.
Lillian wrote:How is your husband doing? I have been so concerned for the two of you, can you give us an update? Love and prayers, lillian We invite you to take a look at our Album.
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