We found out earlier in the week that Chuck's step-grandmother has been hospitalized and is in ICU. She was hospitalized due to pneumonia. She is not doing well at all. In the past two days her breathing has become very labored. The doctors are saying that the ventilator is basically breathing for her. She is on a very strong antibiotic and if she is not showing improvement with her breathing by Tuesday she will be removed from the ventilator.
If that wasn't bad enough we were also informed that the she has cancer of the liver. She had been treated for cancer of the pancreas last year. The conclusion is that if she doesn't pass away from complications of the pneumonia then we will lose her to the cancer. The cancer doctor said that chemo will not help her this time and that given her weakened state that the cancer will spread quickly.
Our one consolation in all this is that Gerry has strong faith and we know that when her time comes she will be going home to her Heavenly Father. Please pray that Gerry does not suffer and that the aching hearts of those who love her will be healed quickly.