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Depressing Similar Experience was posted 04/02/2004 03:46 am by Heartbroken
E-mail Address: mwjweriter@hotmail.com

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Your're right...this is depressing. I very much appreciate your candid post; I've been hoping someone like you would be blunt and tell me what you did. I'm really glad that you didn't hold back. If you have more info, no matter how tough, please tell me. I can deal with reality alot easier than 'eggshell walking'.

I found out today that she had 104 temp. They cannot find the source, but what you said about the low white blood cell count after chemo makes the most sense.

She is so short of breath. All she wants to do is sleep and doesn't want to see people much. She is so swollen with the fluid. There is nowhere for all the fluid to go, but to begin to seep out the body.

Does the brown urine mean that the kidneys are failing? How long can that go on before they fail? Her bp is stable--has not dropped. There will be no respirator--a DNR has been filed--no heroic measures.

I hope that she does not linger unnecessarily.

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