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July 19, 2011

Nothing funny here

Filed under: — elana @ 00:41 IST

last night, B was complaining of a headache. He got sick a few times, and when I went back into our room to check on him, something had changed. I don’t know if it was his eyes, or his mouth, but something was wrong. He tried to sit up, but couldn’t use his left arm. I asked him to squeeze my hand, and he couldn’t. I grabbed the phone and dialed 999, and, for the first time in my life, ordered an ambulance.

It was the right thing to have done. The insanely high WBC have invaded his body. They helped burst a blood vessel in his brain, abd he ended up having a massive bleed, also because his platelets weren’t very high.

He was responsive at the beginning, like while we were in the ambulance and in A&E being assessed. But now, 24 hours later, he hasn’t opened his eyes in a while. He can’t talk, abd his left side has been compromised from the bleed. He’s obviously been readmitted, and while our lovely care team on Anne’s ward tried to get him in, they just couldn’t get a bed available. So we’re on a different ward, and have family and close friends around. His brother and mother are flying in, and my parents as well. We were lucky that my Dad happened to be visiting right now, since he stayed with the boys while I was in the ambulance and hosp.

The doc, who we both respect, told me this morning at 3am that its a question of hours, not days.

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  1. I’m so sorry. You all are in my thought and still sending positive vibes.

    Comment by Keiko — July 19, 2011 @ 10:29 IST

  2. This whole thing is a mountain of shit. If I could do anything to help lessen it I would. Please remember you are surrounded by friends who support you.

    Comment by Roseanne — July 19, 2011 @ 10:35 IST

  3. just hugs, I’m so sorry

    Comment by Clara — July 19, 2011 @ 10:40 IST

  4. Oh lord! I’m mumbling Hail Marys like a mantra here. Dear Elana, all my love to you, Brendan and your sons.

    Comment by UnderMeOxter — July 19, 2011 @ 11:20 IST

  5. I am so sorry. With all my love, always.

    Comment by Rachael — July 19, 2011 @ 11:21 IST

  6. I’m very sorry to hear about this sudden turn of events but am glad for Brendan that he is in such competent and caring hands at this critical time. Hope you are all bearing up as well as possible in the circumstances…

    Comment by Tommy — July 19, 2011 @ 11:22 IST

  7. So, so sorry to hear Elana, am sending all my love and many hugs for you all xxx

    Comment by Gilly — July 19, 2011 @ 11:59 IST

  8. Love and hugs to you all.

    Comment by Averil — July 19, 2011 @ 12:03 IST

  9. Adding my voice to the chorus of love and support.
    Tears and offers of help seem so inadequate right now, but I offer them nonetheless, with my whole heart.
    Thank you for letting us know.

    Comment by Aoibhe — July 19, 2011 @ 12:07 IST

  10. Hello Elana and Brendan,

    We have a Livejournal friend in common, and I just heard about what is going on. I am so very sorry. I just wanted to stop by and say you’re in my thoughts and prayers. 🙁


    Comment by Jennifer — July 19, 2011 @ 12:54 IST

  11. Oh no. I am so so so SO fucking sorry. I’ve been thinking about your family and no. Just no. I’m so sorry. I wish I could offer more than tht.

    Comment by Diana — July 19, 2011 @ 12:58 IST

  12. love, beyond words. You will never know how many people you are touching with your brave witness to life

    Comment by Louise MacMahon — July 19, 2011 @ 12:58 IST

  13. Thinking of you all and sending all of my love, good wishes, hopes and prayers your way x

    Comment by Charlene — July 19, 2011 @ 13:35 IST

  14. Elana and Brendan – you don’t know me but I know a couple of mutual friends who are speaking out about their sadness for you. I came to lend some more positive thoughts and strength and love to surround your family during this very difficult time. I will be thinking of you all.

    Comment by Heidi — July 19, 2011 @ 13:43 IST

  15. wow

    Comment by Sven — July 19, 2011 @ 13:43 IST

  16. Honey, I am so sorry!!
    I am sending all of my prayers and healing lights your way!!! I really hope they are wrong this time.

    Comment by Jen — July 19, 2011 @ 14:05 IST

  17. Oh, I’m so sorry.

    Comment by Jason — July 19, 2011 @ 14:14 IST

  18. Elane, I’m so sorry, you’re both in my thoughts today.

    Comment by Alb — July 19, 2011 @ 14:17 IST

  19. I am so sorry. Please give Brendan my love.

    Comment by Amy — July 19, 2011 @ 14:34 IST

  20. You’re all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Comment by Renee Borden — July 19, 2011 @ 14:36 IST

  21. We are full of sorrow at this news. Our hearts are with you all.

    Comment by Aisha — July 19, 2011 @ 15:21 IST

  22. From all the hausers:
    We love you guys and your in our prayers. We are so sorry.

    Comment by Leila hauser — July 19, 2011 @ 15:27 IST

  23. I’m thinking of you all. My heart is just breaking over this.

    Comment by Megan — July 19, 2011 @ 15:47 IST

  24. Sending all the positive vibes I have your way. Thinking of you all.

    Comment by Hazel — July 19, 2011 @ 16:00 IST

  25. My thoughts and love are with you.

    Comment by Jeremy Randall — July 19, 2011 @ 16:03 IST

  26. If I was religious I’d be praying for you both.. as a father, my heart is aching – please get well Brendan. love, Joe. Elana, stay strong.. xxx

    Comment by Joe Garde — July 19, 2011 @ 16:15 IST

  27. Thinking of you both through these tough times

    Comment by Ciaran Cuffe — July 19, 2011 @ 16:36 IST

  28. I’m so sorry, Elana! You’re both in my thoughts.

    Comment by Jan Andrea — July 19, 2011 @ 16:47 IST

  29. Oh, no! No, no, no!

    Comment by Nick — July 19, 2011 @ 17:02 IST

  30. *lots of hugs* Thinking of you all, often. Sending you all the strength you need. And lots of good wishes.

    Comment by Jeff Kellem — July 19, 2011 @ 17:18 IST

  31. No useful words. Just thinking of two of my favourite Twitter people and hoping the Docs are wrong.

    Comment by Conor O'Neill — July 19, 2011 @ 17:26 IST

  32. Elena and Brendan, I do so hope the doctors are wrong. I don’t know how to pray anymore but I will ask my two angels to look after you.

    Comment by Eileen O'Duffy — July 19, 2011 @ 17:43 IST

  33. Elana, I am so sorry.

    I don’t know you, but I am a friend of Cynthia (Jespere) and have been heartbroken right along with her as she grieves for your family and prays for a better outcome. My thoughts and prayers are also with you.

    Comment by Renee — July 19, 2011 @ 18:44 IST

  34. I am devastated. Brendan, wherever you go, may you continue teaching others the meaning of kind and gentle.

    Comment by Diego Novillo — July 19, 2011 @ 18:58 IST

  35. We have many FB and LJ friends in common and I’ve been keeping you in my prayers. So sorry to read today’s news.

    Comment by Linzk425 — July 19, 2011 @ 20:37 IST

  36. Words can’t express how I feel. I lost my mom to lung cancer last September. Brendan is no less painful.

    Comment by Angela — July 19, 2011 @ 20:55 IST

  37. Elana, I am so sorry. I was praying for a better outcome,I’m sending love and hugs to you all and prayers that all of you will find peace in this horribly difficult situation. You are all so special and well loved.I wish I could give you more comfort.

    Comment by diana — July 19, 2011 @ 21:04 IST

  38. We have several FB and LJ friends in common, so I’ve heard a little bit about what has been happening with your family. Our thoughts are with you and yours.

    Comment by Susan — July 19, 2011 @ 21:36 IST

  39. Hugs. :'(

    Comment by Dixie — July 19, 2011 @ 23:42 IST

  40. You don’t know me but I know of you through knitting, twitter etc. Just wanted to say how sorry I am to read today’s news, keeping you in my thoughts today.

    Comment by Aisling — July 20, 2011 @ 10:14 IST

  41. Just don’t know what to say – sending hugs, thoughts, vibes and prayers to all of you

    Comment by Karen — July 20, 2011 @ 14:39 IST

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