Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Hospital Update #1

I finally have my computer in the hospital room. Which one helps me pass the time as she sleeps but also you all get more details:

So what the hell is going on? You can see from Aimée's last post that they had her on blood thinners due to a blood clot. Then she got a bad cold and a monthly reminder of no more kids. Well those two combined with the blood thinners for some bad business. The very short version is that she basically bled out. I took her to the doctors yesterday saying WTF is going on with my wife folks and they said "crap". So 24 hours later I am sitting here in her room while she is off getting more scans. They had to do 6 bags of blood, 2 bags of platelets, 12+ hours of dialysis. She is bouncing back on all of her levels but we are not out of the woods yet. This might cause the kidney transplant sooner and it might not. We really just don't know today. We are moving out of ICU (last I heard) soon and moving to the transplant wing for her care now that she is getting medically better. She is not very coherent right now and is having issues talking just due to how bad her body was.

Sally and Gary have the kids and they are all doing just perfect. I have to have the worlds best kids, they just seem to take this all really well. I'm sure there will be a Thanksgiving Dinner in 15 years where the truth will come out but until then they seem to be doing well.

I'm sure Aimée appreciates all of the thoughts and prayers. A special thanks to Steve for the flowers and little stuffed puppy. The flowers are being enjoyed in the waiting area but she's got her little stuffed puppy in her hands.

You all take care out there and we will talk to you later.


  1. Sara Sweet1:35 PM

    Wow, sorry to hear all this. I'm glad that ya'll got some answers though. Please, please, please let us know if you need ANYTHING! We can bring dinner up to the hospital if you need us too, and we drive by every morning due to Brendan's therapy right next door, so don't hesitate.

  2. Anonymous10:37 PM

    Hey guys - the California prayer warriors are in action again. So hang in there as only you guys can do. We love you all and miss you. You still owe us a trip to the beach in Hawaii.

    Ma & Pa Good