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19 August 2009 @ 05:48 pm
Devon Lost the Fight with CF  
So, yesterday my cousin Devon lost her fight with Cystic Fibrosis. She had recently had a double lung transplant and her body began attacking it because her body thought it was a disease. The doctors decided to keep her asleep and give her medication to prevent her body from attacking the lungs (they kept her asleep because it is a painful process).  We thought she was doing better. She kept waking up and making the doctors put her back to sleep. And she was beginning to breathe on her own for brief periods of time.

But yesterday, for whatever reason her brain stopped working. She was brain dead. The only thing keeping her body going was the machines. They kept her on long enough for people to say goodbye. And at 11:45pm they pulled the plug.

This has been hard on us all. My sister used to take care of Devon when she was a baby..and I was there to help. It doen't help that exactly 3 years and 8 days ago (from yesterday) my cousin..Bub (who is Devon's uncle) passed away. I don't know how Devon's mom, Sis is doing. She is probably devastated over all this.

I know that she is in a better place and she is no longer suffering. but all the same it hurts. It hurts my heart to know that someone soo young had to go.

but ya..I only ask that you pray for Sis. She needs all the support she can get right now.
 
 
Current Mood: sadsad
 
 
 
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Julia D.: Dumbosunflowerjewelz on August 20th, 2009 01:50 am (UTC)
Thank you soo much for your support. I know that she is in a better place and is no longer suffering. And I hope your mom is doing well. *hugz*