The harsh reality

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

It has been 2 weeks already that Grandpa was being transferred to ICU. His condition became worse after New Year & had to be on a life support machine due to difficulty in breathing. Miraculously, he seemed to be showing signs of improvement 3 days ago as he was able to breathe on his own with minimal assistance from the machine.

The doctor has explained that he will have to remove the machine in order to confirm whether Grandpa is able to breathe independently without any assistance. He would then explain the necessary next steps depending on the situation. If the machine is still required, he will need to perform a surgery by opening a hole near the throat to allow better respiration.

Even though we were doubtful of Grandpa's recovery rate, we saw a glimmer of hope. He was able to breathe on his own without the machine! Unfortunately, he suffered breathing difficulty 2 hours later & the doctor had no choice but to re-attach the life support machine on him. It's a harsh reality, knowing that Grandpa may not survive any longer. What we can only do is hope... =(