Pray for my sister

My sister was taken by ambulance a short while ago. She's been complaining
of severe headache for the past several days. I came over for dinner last night
and decided to stay the night. I was up very early this morning and she got
up about an hour after I got up, complaining her head was still hurting.

She sat down on the floor stating it made her feel a little better but sort
of collapsed shortly there after and was vomiting. I woke my brother-in-law
and long story short, we called an ambulance and they took her to the hospital.

He just called me and said he's waiting on a neurologist but they think she
has some sort of bleeding on the brain. That's all I know right now.
I'm asking you to think of Wanda in your prayers and thoughts.
I know they help and I'm living proof of that.

Hugs and thanks,

Jim
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  • miss maggie
    miss maggie Member Posts: 929
    Your sister
    Dear Jim,

    Please know, I am praying for your sister Wanda. Please, please let us know the correct DX,
    and how she is doing.

    Love Maggie
  • COBRA666
    COBRA666 Member Posts: 2,401
    Praying
    Jim,
    We are certainly praying for your sister. I am certainly not a Dr.(thank goodness or my CSN name would be GOD #1),but I have heard of the diagnosis your sister has. I can not recall the name they use,but my uncle and his daughter had it. It seemed a vessel in the brain began to leak. It was not a stroke,which is a good thing.This all happened years ago with them. Today,in most cases they can repair the damage. John
  • catwink22
    catwink22 Member Posts: 281
    Thinking of you
    Jim,
    Wishing and praying hard for you and your sister. ((((BIG HUG))))
    Cat
  • onlytoday
    onlytoday Member Posts: 609 Member
    Prayers for Wanda
    Jim,


    Big prayers for Wanda and your entire family. Thank goodness you were right there and acted on this quickly, I'm sure that's a good thing.

    Love,
    Donna
  • jimwins
    jimwins Member Posts: 2,107
    Keep praying and thank you
    I just got off the phone with Philip (Wanda's husband) and things don't look good
    and he suggested I come to the hospital. She's in Neuro ICU and unconcious.
    I'm getting ready to head over there. Keep praying and/or sending positive thoughts.

    I'm trying hard not to blubber rignt now (not very successfully).

    Jim
  • anliperez915
    anliperez915 Member Posts: 770
    Will Be Praying
    Jim I will be praying for your sister Wanda, please be strong and let us know what happens. Really Sorry Jim sending a warm hug via internet.

    Sincerely,
    Liz
  • forme
    forme Member Posts: 1,161
    jimwins said:

    Keep praying and thank you
    I just got off the phone with Philip (Wanda's husband) and things don't look good
    and he suggested I come to the hospital. She's in Neuro ICU and unconcious.
    I'm getting ready to head over there. Keep praying and/or sending positive thoughts.

    I'm trying hard not to blubber rignt now (not very successfully).

    Jim

    Oh no
    Sweet Jim

    I am praying for your sister, Wanda. What a scary turn of events for your family.
    Thank God that you and Phillip were home with her and called the ambulance.

    Please keep us posted as you find time.

    ((((Hugs)))) I wish I could lend you my shoulder to cry on. But the miles seem to seperate us. I am there with you in spirit and strength....

    Lisha
  • allmost60
    allmost60 Member Posts: 3,178

    Will Be Praying
    Jim I will be praying for your sister Wanda, please be strong and let us know what happens. Really Sorry Jim sending a warm hug via internet.

    Sincerely,
    Liz

    Sister
    Hi Jim,
    I'm so sorry! Your sister is in my prayers and so are you. Hang in there and let us know how it's going. You know we are "ALWAYS" here for you. Love...Sue (FNHL-2-3a-6/10)
  • jimwins
    jimwins Member Posts: 2,107
    Update on my sister
    She's still unconscious, and on life support. She had two
    brain aneurysms evidently. Prognosis is not good but there is hope.
    They shaved part of her head and have a line draining fluid/blood
    from her brain. Her brain is not regulating body temperature so they
    have been alternating between warming and cooling her body to try
    to keep her temperature within normal. I think it got as high as
    106 at one point today.

    I don't think she's suffering as she is unaware and I'm thankful for that.
    I'm not giving up and I believe miracles happen so keep the prayers and
    positive thoughts coming...

    Thank you so much.

    Jim
  • COBRA666
    COBRA666 Member Posts: 2,401
    jimwins said:

    Update on my sister
    She's still unconscious, and on life support. She had two
    brain aneurysms evidently. Prognosis is not good but there is hope.
    They shaved part of her head and have a line draining fluid/blood
    from her brain. Her brain is not regulating body temperature so they
    have been alternating between warming and cooling her body to try
    to keep her temperature within normal. I think it got as high as
    106 at one point today.

    I don't think she's suffering as she is unaware and I'm thankful for that.
    I'm not giving up and I believe miracles happen so keep the prayers and
    positive thoughts coming...

    Thank you so much.

    Jim

    We are here
    Jom,
    We are here for you and your family. John
  • forme
    forme Member Posts: 1,161
    jimwins said:

    Update on my sister
    She's still unconscious, and on life support. She had two
    brain aneurysms evidently. Prognosis is not good but there is hope.
    They shaved part of her head and have a line draining fluid/blood
    from her brain. Her brain is not regulating body temperature so they
    have been alternating between warming and cooling her body to try
    to keep her temperature within normal. I think it got as high as
    106 at one point today.

    I don't think she's suffering as she is unaware and I'm thankful for that.
    I'm not giving up and I believe miracles happen so keep the prayers and
    positive thoughts coming...

    Thank you so much.

    Jim

    Prayers
    Jim

    Continued prayers for your sister. I believe in miracles too..

    As John said, we are here for you...

    Lisha
  • po18guy
    po18guy Member Posts: 1,262 Member
    Wanda
    Prayers ascending!
  • vinny59
    vinny59 Member Posts: 1,032
    praying
    Praying for your sister Wanda, my friend, stay positive..... Vinny
  • anliperez915
    anliperez915 Member Posts: 770
    jimwins said:

    Update on my sister
    She's still unconscious, and on life support. She had two
    brain aneurysms evidently. Prognosis is not good but there is hope.
    They shaved part of her head and have a line draining fluid/blood
    from her brain. Her brain is not regulating body temperature so they
    have been alternating between warming and cooling her body to try
    to keep her temperature within normal. I think it got as high as
    106 at one point today.

    I don't think she's suffering as she is unaware and I'm thankful for that.
    I'm not giving up and I believe miracles happen so keep the prayers and
    positive thoughts coming...

    Thank you so much.

    Jim

    Hi Jim
    Oh man Jim, really sorry to hear what your family is going through. Please stay strong for your nieces and brother in law, although I know it can be tough. I will be praying to God that your sister gets well. Sending a warm hug from TX.

    Sincerely,
    Liz
  • jimwins
    jimwins Member Posts: 2,107
    Update on Wanda 12/21 10:20 am.
    I spoke with my brother in law and niece this morning.
    They ran some relex tests on Wanda last night and took her off
    life support briefly. She was non responsive in all cases.

    I think they plan to try it again today. In my heart I "feel" she
    is gone. I don't mean that to sound negative or without hope,
    it's just how I woke up this morning and what I felt and that
    was before any phone calls. I'm amazingly calm and peaceful
    right now considering. I have no idea where that is coming from.

    I suppose it's a coping/defense mechanism. I'm not giving up -
    I think if she wants to come back, she will so let's keep praying
    and sending positive thoughts.

    I need to feed my sister's dogs and get ready to head to
    the hospital. Thank you for all your support and prayers.


    Jim
  • allmost60
    allmost60 Member Posts: 3,178
    jimwins said:

    Update on Wanda 12/21 10:20 am.
    I spoke with my brother in law and niece this morning.
    They ran some relex tests on Wanda last night and took her off
    life support briefly. She was non responsive in all cases.

    I think they plan to try it again today. In my heart I "feel" she
    is gone. I don't mean that to sound negative or without hope,
    it's just how I woke up this morning and what I felt and that
    was before any phone calls. I'm amazingly calm and peaceful
    right now considering. I have no idea where that is coming from.

    I suppose it's a coping/defense mechanism. I'm not giving up -
    I think if she wants to come back, she will so let's keep praying
    and sending positive thoughts.

    I need to feed my sister's dogs and get ready to head to
    the hospital. Thank you for all your support and prayers.


    Jim

    Holding on to hope...
    Hi Jim,
    Thank you for checking in. Your sisters condition has been on my mind since you shared what happened yesterday. My prayers will continue for all of you today and hopefully you will be able to share positive news as the day progresses. God bless you Jim and keep the faith. If you need anything,we will be waiting right here for you. Hugs and love...Sue
  • catwink22
    catwink22 Member Posts: 281
    jimwins said:

    Update on Wanda 12/21 10:20 am.
    I spoke with my brother in law and niece this morning.
    They ran some relex tests on Wanda last night and took her off
    life support briefly. She was non responsive in all cases.

    I think they plan to try it again today. In my heart I "feel" she
    is gone. I don't mean that to sound negative or without hope,
    it's just how I woke up this morning and what I felt and that
    was before any phone calls. I'm amazingly calm and peaceful
    right now considering. I have no idea where that is coming from.

    I suppose it's a coping/defense mechanism. I'm not giving up -
    I think if she wants to come back, she will so let's keep praying
    and sending positive thoughts.

    I need to feed my sister's dogs and get ready to head to
    the hospital. Thank you for all your support and prayers.


    Jim

    Praying more
    Jim I’m so so sorry to hear your update. My heart aches that you are going through this. Brain injuries are all unique and only time will tell. Sometimes they can hear, but can’t respond. Please talk to her, tell her all the things you want and need her to know. As hard as it may be, it might be a good time for your wonderful sense of humor. Tell her some of your funny stories or times that you've shared together. Your feeling of “she’s gone” could be a temporary thing. I’m praying harder for you and your family.
    Luv & Hugs
    Cat
  • forme
    forme Member Posts: 1,161
    jimwins said:

    Update on Wanda 12/21 10:20 am.
    I spoke with my brother in law and niece this morning.
    They ran some relex tests on Wanda last night and took her off
    life support briefly. She was non responsive in all cases.

    I think they plan to try it again today. In my heart I "feel" she
    is gone. I don't mean that to sound negative or without hope,
    it's just how I woke up this morning and what I felt and that
    was before any phone calls. I'm amazingly calm and peaceful
    right now considering. I have no idea where that is coming from.

    I suppose it's a coping/defense mechanism. I'm not giving up -
    I think if she wants to come back, she will so let's keep praying
    and sending positive thoughts.

    I need to feed my sister's dogs and get ready to head to
    the hospital. Thank you for all your support and prayers.


    Jim

    Prayers for Wanda
    Continued prayers for Wanda.

    (((Hugs)))

    Lisha
  • onlytoday
    onlytoday Member Posts: 609 Member
    jimwins said:

    Update on Wanda 12/21 10:20 am.
    I spoke with my brother in law and niece this morning.
    They ran some relex tests on Wanda last night and took her off
    life support briefly. She was non responsive in all cases.

    I think they plan to try it again today. In my heart I "feel" she
    is gone. I don't mean that to sound negative or without hope,
    it's just how I woke up this morning and what I felt and that
    was before any phone calls. I'm amazingly calm and peaceful
    right now considering. I have no idea where that is coming from.

    I suppose it's a coping/defense mechanism. I'm not giving up -
    I think if she wants to come back, she will so let's keep praying
    and sending positive thoughts.

    I need to feed my sister's dogs and get ready to head to
    the hospital. Thank you for all your support and prayers.


    Jim

    Wanda
    Jim,

    Thank you for updating us, I'm so sorry. We'll all keep the positive thoughts heading your way. You're all in our prayers.



    Donna
  • jimwins
    jimwins Member Posts: 2,107
    My baby sister is gone...
    My sister was officially pronounced this morning.

    She was an organ donor so they are maintaining the body to test
    and find matches for those in need for donor organs.
    Hospital and organ donor staff had a short service and
    raised a flag in front of the hospital in her honor this
    afternoon at 2:00pm. Her daughter Tosha (who usually did her hair)
    cut her beautiful long hair to be donated to "Locks of Love".
    We had a short prayer service in her room afterwards lead by Tosha's husband.


    The remains will be cremated after organ and tissue harvesting is completed - which was my sister's wish. Tentative plans are to have a memorial service some time after Christmas.

    This was all very sudden and to the best of my knowledge, Wanda did not suffer
    and for that I'm grateful.

    She had a deep love of and extraordinary gift with animals and was widely known for this.
    A very kind and giving person, she will be dearly missed.

    It breaks my heart to have to share this news with you but
    my baby sister is gone. I'm so proud of her for being so kind,
    thoughtful and selfless in donating her organs/body to those in need.

    Jim