Monday, June 13, 2011

Monday Update For Ben

I don't know how to send this update. We were told by the doctors today that Ben is not going to survive as all of his organs have started to shut down. His kidneys are failing, his liver is failing, his intestines have already failed. His immune system is gone. His body cannot sustain a normal blood pressure without support drugs. They even said his mind is probably starting to go due to the other organs failing. We have no idea how long he has left. Linda was with me thank goodness when they gave me this news. I called Ben's brother Lanny and he came out right away. My brother Keith also came up to the hospital right away. Then I called Ben's best friend and he came up too. My brother is going to stay with me a few days and Ben's sister Donna is coming down from Las Vegas to see Ben. They should be in town tomorrow sometime. We were told by the dialysis specialist that doing dialysis would not make any difference at this point. It may even make him go faster because he is not stable unless he is on support medications and your body must be able to support the blood pressure on its own without support medications before they could even do the procedure. Eventually we will have them stop giving him the support drugs and he will eventually pass. I am totally numb.


  1. I am lost for words Kay, so sorry to hear this.

  2. Dear Kay,
    I am so sorry to read this news, and am at a loss for words right now.
    Know I will be praying for you both, stay strong.

  3. Oh, Kay, I'm so sorry. Please know I will be praying for you both as you walk this road together as long as you are able.

  4. I'm so sorry Kay, I will keep you both in my prayer. Jean

  5. I'm so sorry Kay! Words won't ease your pain, but I will keep praying for you and Ben. Sheila


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