She had been battling a nutritional deficiency for the last 5 years which required her to be hooked up to an IV for 12 hours per day to retrieve her nutrition (This is called TPN). She originally went into the hospital due to an infection at the input port for her IV. It is not clear what exactly happened but they gave her some medicine to fight the infection which she had an adverse reaction to. After they gave her medicine to counteract the first medicine, she had a seizure and then various systems in her body starting shutting down like her breathing, liver, kidneys, etc... which caused her to go into a coma. Her blood pressure dropped very low and she nearly died then but they were able to bring her blood pressure back up. She started to be able to breathe on her own and her liver and kidney functions came back. It looked like she was going to recover but she remained in a coma. They did an MRI and discovered that she had suffered major brain damage. That's when they advised us to remove her from life support.My lord that is terrible, I'm so sorry. If I might ask, what caused it?
This is the 2nd daughter of ours that we lost. 32 years ago, we lost our 1 month old baby daughter (born 13 weeks premature). That daughter had a twin who survived and is now married with 1 son.
No parent should ever outlive their child, it is a very horrible experience.