21 December 2008

your prayers are needed

Please say prayers for my former wife Debbie. She is on the Intensive Care ward in Southampton in critical condition. Her winter chest infection turned dreadfully serious and became pneumonia with complications. A severe lung infection has battered her organs and she is under sedation while the doctors administer all the help they can.

Paul

11 comments:

Gordie said...

Oh dear. I have had a run-of-the-mill chest infection fo two weeks, and my goodness, I feel very aware of how much I need my lungs. I'll sending positive vibes to her and the children.

Which continent are you on this Christmas?

Grace said...

Oh I am sorry to hear that. I will keep you all in my thoughts. I hope you are doing well apart from that news on your return.

Perfect Virgo said...

Gordie - I will be spending Christmas with my sons in England. Luckily for most of us a winter chest infection is more or less easily shrugged off but in some cases the circumstances make it potentially fatal. She is in the care of the doctors and thanks for your thoughts.

Grace - Being back has brought conflicting emotions and I will try not to do anything hasty.

Grace said...

I hope all is well with you Paul xx

Perfect Virgo said...

Grace - thanks for asking. I'm finding the cultural shock harder than expected. I miss my life in Canada. Soon I hope to have clearer plans for the way 2009 will unfold.

Gordie said...

Try to fill today with appropriate rituals. "Meet you in the next one, don't be late"

Michelle said...

I hope Debbie is out of the woods now!

Patry Francis said...

Glad to hear Debbie is doing better. Thinking of you and wishing you peace and Every Good Thing in 2009.

Perfect Virgo said...

Gordie - "today" is always a hard one to enjoy. I'm always thinking about "tomorrow."

Michelle - yes there'e better news now. She is receiving less intervention every day and had regained consciousness. I think it will be a long road to recovery.

Patry - thank you for taking time from your own huge battle to spread care. Very besy wishes to you too.

C.J.Duffy said...

Sorry to hear this Paul. Not ood news at all. If it is any help or consolation, Jasmine, my wife, has twice had pneumonia and, although she now seems to have a weakness in her chest, she recovered. Keep your chin up mate.

Perfect Virgo said...

CJ - thanks my friend, that's good to hear. It's perhaps fortuitous that I am in the country right now. See you soon-ish.