Merry Christmas to all of our wonderful friends and family for all your support and help during this difficult time.
On the medical front, Greg's condition has been about the same for the past week, which is one of the reasons I haven't updated in a while. He's still in ICU, still on a ventilator, still considered critical, and the prognosis still isn't too great. I'm home with the boys for the Holiday, but plan to go back tomorrow. I call every day to speak to the nurses or occassionally a doctor. They tell me the same thing every day. I'll stay in St. Louis for the weekend, and if there's still no change, or (hopefully) improvement, I'll probably come back Sunday and try to go to work on Monday. Sadie plans to stay, at least through next week, and has been a tremendous help.
The other reason I haven't updated in a while is that we confirmed that Sadie's bout last week was NOT stress, but a bona fide stomach virus. Monday night Eric called me and told me Matthew had gotten sick. Sadie had already gone to bed, as she had still not fully recuperated. At about 10:30 p.m., I decided I could do more good at home than where I was, so I took off from the hospital. Eric kept me updated along the way, and Matthew was REALLY sick. Eric was an outstanding big brother, and took care of Matthew until I got home around 2 a.m. Sadie didn't know anything about it until Tuesday morning. Then, Tuesday night, Eric got hit with it, and I got hit Wednesday afternoon. I'm just now beginning to feel human again.
I know Greg would join me in thanking you all for your prayers and support. We truly cherish all of you more than I can express. Have a very Merry Christmas and I hope to have better news the next time I blog.
Ann & Greg