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My Sister Desperately Wants to Live

Right now, my sister Mabel is in the hospital with lung failure due to Advanced Interstitial Fibrosis, a terminal lung disease. This is as serious as it gets. Her lungs are damn near useless. She is close to death. She has been hospitalized a half dozen times in the last year since her initial diagnosis. Each time, she almost died and brilliant, dedicated, compassionate medical professionals have saved her.

Updates (12)

April 3, 2019

Quick update – it’s two steps forward and one step back! Sis is back in the hospital, she has some marker that is off and they are going to do some tests. Looks like that will be a frequent occurrence, so I may not report on every hospitalization. But this is definitely going in the right direction. She was major bummed out yesterday, sick of hospitals, but looks like her new lifestyle.

March 13, 2019

Just had a serious setback. Sis had to have surgery again on Mar 2 to reconstruct her chest and rib-cage – she apparently screwed up by sleeping on her side too much and overusing her arms and upper body. Roughly equivalent to having your chest smashed up in a car wreck. She will probably be back in the rehab hospital. She sends her love and gratitude to everyone.

One word – “indomitable”
adjective
impossible to subdue or defeat.
“a woman of indomitable spirit”

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Guestbook

January 11, 2019

Best of luck, Mabel, and best wishes for success. Nat & Kathy

Nat and Kathy Rowell

January 11, 2019

Let's all help Mabel and Phil...it's the Cowboy Way!

Luke Warm

January 4, 2019

Praying for a speedy recovery!

Bruce Boyd