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Re: update on DF's daughter


Theresa, thanks for the update and for corresponding w/ David for the list.
The family is all so brave and I will be praying for them.
--Barb Tandy, Grass Valley
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Theresa" <tchessie@comcast.net>
To: "GardenChat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, March 17, 2005 9:18 PM
Subject: [CHAT] update on DF's daughter


> FYI to the rest of the list.  Thought you'd all want to know, and please
> understand why we may not hear from DF for a bit.  ALOT is on his plate
> right now.  I have express to him the support and prayers of all of his
> "list friends".
>
> Theresa
>
>
> Hi Theresa
>
> I'm really sorry I missed you.  I was looking forward to seeing you again.
> My poor father, brother, step mother and now my sister are all trying to
> fill in for Linda and I.
>
> Michelle has really dodged a bullet this time for now anyway.  She almost
> died last night and even the docs didn't have much hope for her.  She
turned
> blue at our home last Sat. and was rushed to Stanford.  The she had
another
> episode in the hospital two days ago.  Yesterday they moved her to ICU and
> she is on a bi Pap machine to breathe for her.  Her C02 levels are out of
> this world and her body has become acidic.  Her kidneys have taken a hit
as
> well.  She is lucid and able to talk with us but she can't dispell the
C02.
> For now she is stable.
>
> I have to say this has been very difficult.  I don't know if you met her
> Theresa but she is the sweetest most giving young person you could ever
want
> to meet.  She goes through this with more bravery than anybody I know.
I'm
> afraid that words escape me.  I know I guess that we should expect this
but
> it's hard to think that we could lose her.  She apparently will not ever
> recover to where she was after her transplant.  She's on a lot of oxygen
and
> while she may get some better she can't get that much better as there has
> been too much damage.  Also, going back on the transplant list is out of
the
> question since she had lymphoma last summer.  She would just get it again
> and they can't take the chance of wasting the donor lungs.
>
> I will be going back to the show tomorrow and for the following days as
long
> as she is stable.  Linda is staying with her at Stanford.  Again I'm sorry
> to have missed you.  Say hi to the list I don't know when I'll be writing
> too much.
>
> David
> http://www.atouchofthetropics.net
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Theresa" <tchessie@comcast.net>
> To: "David Franzman" <dfranzma@pacbell.net>
> Sent: Thursday, March 17, 2005 7:54 PM
> Subject: Hi there, saw your dad
>
>
> > Hi Dave-
> >
> > Sorry I missed you at the SF show.  I got a chance to speak with your
dad
> > (at least I believe it was your dad) and he let me know you are
struggling
> > with medical issues again with your daughter.  I am so sorry you all
have
> > that added stress and want you to know that if there is anything you
need,
> > please let me know.  When you are at a point of letting others know how
> > things are going, drop me a note.  I did let the list know that I missed
> > you at the SF show and that your daughter was having medical issues-
hope
> > this was not too much of an invasion of your privacy.  My thoughts and
> > prayer are with you all-
> >
> > Theresa
>
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