Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Very Sad News from the Hospital

My wife just called from the hospital where her grandson is.

He can't breathe on his own.

The recent seizures and lack of Oxygen he's suffered from the breathing problems have most likely destroyed the part of his brain that controls breathing, or that controls the muscles used in breathing.

They made the decision this morning to terminate his life support, and do their best to keep him comfortable until he passes.

My poor wife is greatly distressed, and the only comfort I've been able to give her is to tell her that her dear little grandson is truly an innocent, and will be safely home with God very soon.

The loss of a child is truly a terrible thing, but soon little James will be able to run and play and do all the other little boy things he was denied during his short time here on Earth

Thank you all for your prayers and support.

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12 comments:

  1. I am so very sorry to hear this. Still praying.

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  2. I hate when things like this happen, and only the fact that he will soon be illness-free in the presence of God (as you said) make it eventually bearable.

    So sorry, sir. Praying for God's love and comfort for all concerned.

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  3. Oh no, I am sick to hear this. :-(

    May God comfort him and his loved ones.

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  4. I am so sorry to hear this. Know that God's handling this, and he's got your whole family covered right now.

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  5. Jim, I'm sorry. It must be hell what everyone is going through.

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  6. Very sad to hear this, though not unexpected.

    Prayers for peace and comfort.

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  7. Oh, man. Jim, I am so sorry, and will be praying....

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  8. So sad to hear this.

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  9. Thank you all, my friends.

    They didn't shut off the ventilator today. Apparently there's some counseling the parents have to take, and some paperwork that needs to be filled out, before they can actually take him off the life support systems.

    My wife will be there all day tomorrow, Wednesday, and I'm sure she'll be a wreck when she gets back home.

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  10. Dr. Jim

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
    If there is anything I can do, please let me know.
    I've been through the waiting part with my father after we turned off the ventilator.

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  11. Thoughts and prayers sent Sir.

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