My little sister who had suffered from lupus since the age of 17 passed on Saturday Feb. 9, 2 days shy of the pasing of my Mom 6 months ago. She was 47. Something happened on the previous Friday and she did not show up for dialysis. My other little sister here in Florida was notified, the police went to her home and found her disoriented and calling out for my Mom. She did not know her name or what the day was. She was admitted into the Intensive Care Unit, within 2 days she seemed to be improving and was taken out of ICU, the next day her blood pressure spiked to 275 over something and she went into cardiac arrest She was put on life support. My sister and I flew to New Hamshire and we were by her bedside talking to her and hoping she would come around. Unfortunately she did not. After consulting with her Dr. and we were told there was no brain activity, even with the respirator she was not breathing on her own her pupils were fixed and dialated. She was not responding to pain in the lower extremities. We knew even if she were to emerge from the coma her quality of life would be not how she would want to live. Even with what little improvement the Dr. said might possibly happen. After alot of Prayer and discussion my family decide to withdraw life support and not long after her heart stopped. She did not attempt to breathe on her own and we knew we had made the right decision. She is now out of pain and with my Mom, Grandmom, and all those who loved her that had previously passed. My heart is broken, she and I were like peas and carrots and I will always miss her, but will carry her in my heart and I know I have another guardian angel watching over me. Deb
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