Monday, January 10, 2011

Bummed

Super bummed out today...my Aunt had a heart attack yesterday morning and has been on life support since then, and it doesn't look like she is going to recover. She stopped breathing for a long time (possibly as long as 15 minutes) before they were able to get her to the hospital. Standard practice, I have been told, is to then lower the body temperature in hopes of stopping some of the chemical reactions and other processes that result from oxygen deprivation, and that is where they are now.

There is some hope that, as the body temperature is re-raised, that she will regain some brain function, but I am not getting the sense that there is really much hope of that. And that, of course, has me really bummed out.

This is my Mother's older sister (the younger of her two older sisters) and is the member of her family that I hold in the highest regard. Munchkin's middle name is her name, too.

I also found out something really interesting that I never knew...I actually lived with her for over a month when I was about a year old. My Mom must have been in some kind of mess (shocker) so my Aunt took me in for a little while to get things sorted out. But no one ever told me this, and now it is unlikely that I will get a chance to talk to her about it.

Anyway, that has me in a pretty bad mood and, combined with being a little sick and totally worn out from the girls being a little sick and not sleeping well all weekend, just makes me want to curl up on the sofa under a pile of blankets and pillows all day. So, if you need me, that is where you can go looking...

9 comments:

Our Happy Married Life said...

i'm sorry to hear the bad news. Hopefully things will turn around. I found out on Friday that my uncle died-my dad's oldest brother. Hang in there!!

Kari said...

So sorry to hear about your aunt. Hopefully the science will work!

Allison said...

So sorry to hear of your Aunt's situation. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers!

Hugs from Texas!

Windy City Kelley's said...

Sorry to hear about your Aunt. I'm sending happy, positive thoughts your way!

Thisisme said...

hugs hugs and more hugs!! so sorry ):

Never That Easy said...

I'm sorry to hear this; positive vibes to you and your family.

Kathleen said...

I'm so sorry to hear this AM. My grandmother passed away today so I can empathize with your loss. Hope you are able to find comfort in some of the good times you had with her.

steffi2282 said...

I am so sorry to hear that.
Hope you made the day and are feeling better today.
Sending positiv thoughts your way!!! Hugs!

A said...

Oh, girlie. I am so sorry. I'm sure it is especially hard to be far away in times like this. Sending you and your family lots of love. xoxoxox