3.07.2008

Thank goodness for House

So in the end, Sky's not coming to work tomorrow.

Grandma E has been in the hospital this week, and this evening took a major turn for the worse. She has an infection or bug & that causes trouble breathing. So they need to give the infection/bug a beat down and put her on a ventilator (which apparently has some risks).

Now, my sibling and cousin who don't watch much TV couldn't grasp why an infection was so bad. Any regular viewer of House can tell you:
Infection => Septic Shock => Organ Failures => Dead
The trick is to apply anti-biotics or the appropriate meds during steps 1, 2, or 3 to avoid reaching step 4.

The prognosis isn't great. Everyone's really hoping that she lasts through my cousin's (her grandson) wedding a week from Sunday, but that's a very big maybe. Dad, Mom, and my youngest-brother D are flying home tomorrow on the first flights they can. I'm taking the day off.

Sky will be visiting work another day.

5 comments:

Jennifer said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your grandmother! I'm sending good thoughts that she does well and has a speedy recovery!

mercy said...

Kim I'm sorry to hear about your grandmother. My grandfather is back home as of yesterday but isn't doing so great according to my mom. I hope your grandmother is able to fight the infection. Keep us updated!

Vonna said...

I hope that your Grandmother gets better...how distressing. I'm thinking of you and praying she makes a turn for the better.

Anna van Schurman said...

I'm sorry to hear it. My thoughts are with you.

Jacque said...

Oh Kim....I'm so sorry to hear this! I'll be thinking of you all!!!