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Another Pessimistic Elliott Update (3-28-10)

Discussion in 'The Safe Harbor' started by ShipMaven, Mar 28, 2010.

  1. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Forever Remembered

    From Cindy's Journal.

    Let's please continue to keep Elliott, Cindy and Dan in our prayers. The update speaks for itself.

    Sunday, March 28, 2010 4:35 PM, CDT

    Came home to a shattered lamp, just like my heart is. I know I am practcally numb to be so calm. Elliott is doing very poorly indeed. The liver has taken a nose dive,the blood counts are refusing to improve despite help, the breathing tube will not be coming out for a while, there is quite a bit of fluid inside him although he is peeing. There is blood in the urine, etc etc..
    NOTHING is ok with him and although they have him sedated, he does kinds wake up. He has shaken his head yes when I asked him if he wanted pain meds and his vicks and also asked him if he knew I loved him and it was yes again. I am not sure how I endured the last three days watching him in the shape he is in and hearing all the stats and the fact the best in the world are stumped. I had a long talk today with one of his doctors, one that we have had for a few years since the transplant and she agreed with me that we can't keep going this way. They will keep trying but time is not our friend. I suspect in the next few days we will be making some extremely difficult decisions, one a parent should never have to make.
  2. Calgon1

    Calgon1 Awaiting results of mental evaluation

    Just as most of my fellow C@s, my heart is breaking here ...

    Cindy, Dan; and especially you Elliott, we love you and you are definately in our prayers.
  3. TexasSue

    TexasSue Well-Known Member

    I am so sorry to hear this. My prayers are with you as you go this very difficulty time.
  4. Lurline63

    Lurline63 Well-Known Member

    Thoughts and prayers continue to Elliott and family during this most difficult time.
  5. KathyC

    KathyC Well-Known Member

    I am so very very sorry to hear this. You are right, parents should not have to watch their children endure so much pain. Please don't give up hope. Your cruise addict family is praying and wishing for better days ahead.
  6. audrey

    audrey Well-Known Member

    I feel very very sad and prayers will continue for all of them
  7. Beryl

    Beryl Trivia Specialist

    I have been out all late afternoon and evening and am just reading this....how sad it makes me! My prayers continue for Elliott and for Cindy and Dan. May the dear Lord lend them all the strength and courage they need.
  8. Jeanie

    Jeanie Well-Known Member

    Our prayers continue for the family == thanks for sharing the update
  9. bostongal

    bostongal Well-Known Member

    Heartbreaking to read - hope that Elliot shows some signs of improvement today. My thoughts and prayers continue for them.

  10. BarbaraK

    BarbaraK Well-Known Member

    Sending hugs and positive thoughts to all.
    Such heart wrenching news to read :(
  11. Karry

    Karry Well-Known Member

    Just got around to reading this and I have tears running down my face...it was my very precious GS's lst birthday yesterday and as we were celebrating, Cindy and Dan had to endure this.....prayers continue for them all, and may God's will be done.
  12. Corky

    Corky Well-Known Member

    My deepest and most sincere wishes that Elliott is soon feeling better and in less pain.
  13. Krazy Kruizers

    Krazy Kruizers Holland America Specialist

    So very sorry to read that things are taking a down hill for Elliott.

    Cindy, Dan and especially Elliott our in our prayers.
  14. Tobyn

    Tobyn Well-Known Member

    Very sorry to read this. Sure was hoping for more positive news. I do hope things turn around for you all very, very soon.
  15. JoAnn G

    JoAnn G Active Member

    Sorry to hear this. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    JoAnn and Herb
  16. Whimsy

    Whimsy Well-Known Member

    This is very sad to read. Prayers continue for everyone.
  17. GloBug

    GloBug Senior Flea Coller Tester

    My heart is breaking for all three of you. Prayers that things improve.
  18. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Forever Remembered

    There was a glimmer of hope in last night's report, but Elliott's liver is not doing well.
  19. Corky

    Corky Well-Known Member

    Shipmaven - is there still an active Caringbridge link?
  20. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Forever Remembered

    Corky - when I receive the next update, I'll post the link.

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