Friday, September 11, 2009

Fighting the Hospital for Rudy's Life

Rudy is still in a coma, but he has struggled against the nurses trying to take his blood, and he has responded to his wife's voice by lurching forward. He has had some difficulty breathing, but I'm not sure if that is still the case. The biggest problem now is that the hospital is pressuring Margot to take him off life support. They wanted to do it this morning. The priests are advising her. This is what I heard last night from another parishioner, Kathleen O'Neil:

It's late, 11:30 pm. Margot has succesfully obtained additional time through Monday.

It is becoming like David and Goliath in that hospital. The hospital wants to give him morphine, but Fr.Scott advised vehemently against that as it will slow his respiration.

Margot has gotten in touch with a lawyer ( Mr.Frazier) through Cerene Winkler at N. Chapel and in the morning they will talk about how to handle the next few days. It's time to strong arm the hospital. They are not interested in giving food and water either. Morphine only. But actually Fr. stated he 's not in pain. This is part of the manipulation.

Fr. Zigrang spoke to her again tonight.

Please continue your prayers for Rudy and his family.


Emily G. said...

I have been praying since I read your earlier post, and will continue to do so. It is shocking and horrifying beyond words that this is what hospitals have become. His poor wife-having to deal with that along with the stress of having him so ill.

Wendy Haught said...

Thank you, Emily. It is horrible for Margot, and I am especially worried about Christian.