Thursday, May 20, 2010

Showing Love in the Community

I’m not generally a 2-post a day girl, but today it needed to be done.

One of my besties is going through a very awful time right now.  In case you haven’t heard, Daffy at Batcrap Crazy is in the midst of a family crisis.

Last week, her BigSis was found to have a brain tumor.  While the doctors believed it to be benign, it was impairing her vision and motor skills, as well as giving her a massive headache.  The original plan was for her to have brain surgery today to remove the tumor.

All plans changed late Tuesday night when BigSis had a stroke.  She was immediately sent into surgery to alleviate the stroke.  The surgery to remove the tumor was going to have to be postponed.

It was also discovered that BigSis had massive clotting in her arteries that needed to be fixed.  She spent the better part of Wednesday in the operating room.  After surgery, things appeared to be going well. Then it was discovered that there was swelling in her brain.  She was rushed back into surgery to have the tumor removed and a portion of her skull, as well, to alleviate pressure.

Late last night it was determined that BigSis was showing no signs of neurological activity and was pronounced brain dead.  As of this afternoon, the family has decided to remove her from the ventilators.  The family is saying their goodbyes.

I am holding back tears as I write this.  BigSis will not only leave behind two loving younger sisters.  She is leaving parents, a husband, a 5 year-old son, BILs, and nieces, not to mention friends.

My heart breaks for Daffy and her family.  As an only parent, my heart breaks for the man losing his partner in life and in raising that precious little boy.

Please swing by Batcrap Crazy and show my dear friend some love and support.  Thank you.

16 comments:

The Blue Zoo said...

I am so sad for them. All of them. I just dont even know what to say. Its so heart breaking.

singedwingangel said...

Queen of WTF has made a button for Daffy find her on my blog roll hun.. I have had them on mymind all day.. even made a post about her and her family and others who are going through so much.. My heart is so with her right now in this moment..

The Queen said...

I'm with you blue zoo.. I just don't know what to say.. I just cry with her and for her!

adrienzgirl said...

My heart is broken.

Senorita said...

I have no words. I am truly sorry for her loss.

The Mommyologist said...

I just heard about this from another bloggy friend and my heart just breaks for them. I cannot believe she is leaving behind that poor little boy. I swear I worry just as much about something happening to me as I do to my son. It's just awful.

Andrea (ace1028) said...

So terribly sad. :(

Tamara aka Cheapskate Mom said...

I can't even put into words how sad I am for her and how helpless I feel. Wendy is too young. It's tragic and I am just ripping inside for her little boy, for her mother...for everyone who is losing her today.

Nancy C said...

It's so awful. So sad. I wish I could do something.

The girl with the flour in her hair said...

It's so heartbreaking. It really puts things in perspective.

Daffy said...

Thank you for doing this....I know people wanted details....I love you guys so much. You have really supported me through this. You guys are awesome!

Singlemommyhood said...

Our hearts go out to the family.

Tiia Jones said...

What a sad, tragic thing. I don't know the people involved, but I do know that there is no explanation for this kind of horrific event. Please let me know if there's anything that those of us in the blogosphere can do to help.

Everyday Kathy said...

Visiting form SITS.

Wow what a sad story.. I'll definitely stop by to give her my condolences. No one deserves such heartbreak.

Kathy over at Everyday Bliss

Busted Kate said...

((HUGS)) You rock, chickie.

Erin said...

So glad you posted about this...we love you, Daffy!

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