Wednesday, May 12, 2010

VINCE

Update for my brother Vince.
I was again amazed at the professional attitude of yesterday's hospital staff. Late last night I received a call from the admissions doctor where Vince is. We had a long talk and there were some good things along with the bad. The good things is that Vince's donor pancreas looks good and at this time the stroke did not effect Vince's body. However, Vince can not speak and has a memory deficit. An MRI today will tell more. Last night when the doctor asked Vince who to contact, Vince showed him my name and number in his cell phone. At least he remembers me.
I am asking continuing prayers, healing energy, and love sent for Vince. Thanks dear friends.

Update for my brother Vince. After dealing with the most amazing young man at the ER at Sutter Memorial hospital, I was told that Vince is in critical condition. They were running more tests and I have to wait a few hours to find out more. Right now I have to phone my nephew to tell him about his dad. I can't stop crying. Thanks again for all of you.

Hi Everyone!
The last few hours have been horrible. My brother Vince had dialysis this morning. I call him around 10:oo am each day. He didn't answer. I figured he was sleeping. About 15 minutes later Vince phoned. He was having a stroke. I got him to hang up and phoned the 911 operator here in OR. What a f%^&** joke. I then phoned a friend in Sacramento who's husband is a sheriff. Thanks the Universe for them. I then phoned Vince back and listened to him stroking on the phone. I just talked to him and told him I love him. The phone went dead. My friend the sheriff phoned to tell me the ambulance was there. I phoned the hospital and got a wonderful guy named David who has become my good friend. I don't know why it took so long to drive 11 miles from Vince's house to the hospital and I was thinking the worse. David took my number and has been in touch with me all morning. Vince finally made it to hospital. I am waiting to call to see how he is. I am so beside myself with grief. I am having lupus episodes and need to lay down. However, I can't until I know how my brother is. Please continue to pray for him.
Thank you to all of my dear friends for your help and support.

Honor and Integrity in Life in Art
Nicole/Beadwright

23 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness...he is most definitely in my thoughts. And I hope that he will be fine. Please try and take care of yourself, as well, for you shall not be of help if you are not in a healthy state. Please keep us updated...Theresa

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  2. Oh, Nicole. I am so sorry. I am thinking of you.

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  3. You have me there with you sending tons of prayers for Vince.

    dot

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  4. Strong love and hugs and prayers coming to you and Vince, Nicole!

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  5. Oh, honey, I'm so sorry. Sending lots of love and healing thoughts...

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  6. Prayers to you, Vince, and the rest of your family ... and to the good people who helped in your time of need. Big hugs!

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  7. ((((Nicole)))) I am praying for you both.

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  8. Thank you all so very much. Your caring and prayers help me more than you will ever know.

    Nicole

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  9. Your brother (and you and your family) are receiving all the prayers I can send and white light I can muster up.

    How very fortunate that you were there to take control of the situation, even if it was via telephone!

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  10. Oh Nicole. I am so sorry to hear this news. I will be praying for Vince, you and your family. My thoughts are with you.

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  11. Oh how terrible - I am sending good thoughts and prayers to Vince and to you. I'm so glad you have David helping you.

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  12. Oh Nicole, I wish I could be there to hug you. I am praying for Vince.
    I can't imagine what you are going through, but I am glad you have some reliable contact at the hospital.

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  13. Oh Nicole I can feel the sadness and fear in your words... my thoughts are with you and your family. Please keep us posted on any developments.

    Karyn

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  14. I talked to Bobbi and she wants you to know that she loves you and prays for all of you, that she wishes our Lord keeps Vince and your whole family in the palms of his hands. Her heart goes out to you, and to your brother, and to the whole family.
    Hugs, much love, and many blessing.
    Me too, Nicloe!
    Hugs and love.

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  15. Miss Nicole...sending you and yours the biggest bestest hug in the world. praying so hard for you and vince. how wonderful the young man at the hospital was to help you...i guess there are good ones out there...lucky you to have found one so considerate. please keep us updated as you can. and take care of your self sweetie. big hugs beth

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  16. Nicole..please know that prayers are being said for Vince and also for you ...will keep saying prayers ..sending love you way and hope you find stength from all your friends who care! Ann

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  17. ((((Nicole)))) I hope the crisis has passed by now. What a dreadful situation. So sorry this is happening to your brother, I keep him in my prayers and also you. Please take care.

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  18. I'm sending along prayers and lots of good thoughts! *hugs!*

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  19. I'm so sorry you're going thru this. You definitely deserve some good stuff happening to you!

    Joann

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  20. Love, Love and more Love to you..for Strength, for Caring, for just being able to get through this..Aryd'ell

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  21. Nicole, I have only just seen your news...

    I pray that when you receive more news in a few hours, that it will be good news and that Vince will be in a stable condition. He is a fighter, just like you...he CAN get through this, and I pray that he does.

    I know it is hard given the circumstances, but please take care of yourself...ask Mike to make you a cup of tea, sit down quietly somewhere comfy, take lots of deep breaths, and think positive thoughts. And feel all of the love and prayers and healing that are heading to Vince, and to you also.

    With much love,
    B.
    -xo-

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  22. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I'm so terribly sorry to read about all your worries and your brother's health problems. I wish you all the best.

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