Michelle Update #1

We were able to meet with the neurosurgeon last night, and he confirmed what we pretty much had already guessed – Michelle’s brain has been severely and irreversibly damaged.  Her Glasgow Coma Score yesterday was a 4 (and that was being generous) – the lowest score on that scale is a 3.  Fortunately, he thinks that she would be an excellent candidate for organ donation – we will be meeting with the transplant team in the next couple of days to see where we go from here.  It is a bittersweet blessing – Michelle will no longer be here, but hopefully she will be able to live on in others, and their families will not have to experience what we are now going through.

If anyone wants to come say goodbye to Michelle, she is in Room A7 at the CHI St Joseph Regional Medical Center in Bryan, Texas.  We had several visitors yesterday, and Paul said that it was much easier passing time with friends and family than sitting around feeling helpless.

We will be having a memorial service for Michelle when we get back to Fort Worth, so please don’t feel as if you have to travel all that way.

On a more personal note, I would like to thank everyone who left a message here yesterday.  Your love and kindness have been a true comfort to me and my family at this most difficult time.  We are humbled by the outpouring of love from so many of our friends and family – you will never know how much you have eased our pain.  We are truly grateful.  Thank you all so very, very much.

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About Teresa in Fort Worth, TX

A short, fat, middle-aged, happily-married, mother of 4 daughters. A former high school valedictorian (way back in the Stone Age), a Civil Engineering major in college, a middle-of-the-road Conservative, and a moderate Methodist. I know just enough to get myself in trouble....
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