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Location: Texas, United States

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Sad Tidings Of Discomfort & Woe

Damn, Damn, Damn.

Something is rotten in the state of Texas.

Unfortunately, it's my uncle's cardiopulmonary system...

Uncle Robert has been in & out of the hospital over the last two weeks, struggling with fast-declining health related to COPD.

He suffered a heart-attack a few years ago, and has been on supplemental oxygen since then.  A week or so ago, his O2 line got tangled or jammed up during the night, and his blood oxygen level dipped so far he was unresponsive the next morning.  A quick ambulance ride to the local hospital got him out of immediate danger.

Since then, it's been a case of fighting both pneumonia and a staph infection.  He's a tough old bird, but you only get to bounce back so many times before you run out of reserves.

If you want a textbook case of what 40+ years of smoking & a sedentary lifestyle will do to you, this is it.  He's a great guy, and I hope he pulls through, but as the Good Book says, the writing is on the wall.

I hope he makes it though the holidays. Any good will wishes you can direct towards League City, TX would be appreciated!

Muchas Gracias!