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Ok, so my FIL has been in the hospital since March due to a aortic tear in the upper portion of his heart. Well I find out today he is dying, and the doctors give him maybe a week. His kidneys just don't want to work some of in part of his heavy drinking for the last 20 yrs or so. The doctors told him in order to continue with kidney dialysis, the will have to perform a rare type surgery to be able to fix up a port to where they can do the dialysis and it would be in his back. He said no way, he was done. So my dh calls me and says to bring of daughter up there so she can see him one last time. My FIL is still in ICU. Then my dh tells me when i get up there, his dad got an infection similar to MRSA, except worse, and no antibiotic is working. I was so fucking pissed when he told this and the thought he wanted to subject our 3 yr old to this just boggled my mind so much I was actually speechless. And let me tell you, thats as rare as experiencing a 50 degree day in Antarctica! But he said she would be in the yellow gown they handed out with the cute little hat, and the face mask. And it wasn't contagious unless she kissed him, or if she has any open sores, the nurse reassured me she wouldn't be in any danger of getting this "infection". So against my best judgement, I let her in, she sees all the stuff that was hooked up with her papa, and she really didn't want anything to do with him anyway.
But I am still very, VERY pissed off at my husband for what he did and putting me on the spot like that. Then he has the audacity to wonder why I was mad!!!!!! Am I making a mountain out of a mole hill or what?? I don't know what the infection was my FIL had, but I guess it is similar to MRSA. Just the thought of my daughter getting sick with something like this scares the shit out of me. Then compound it with the fact that antibiotics are useless in getting rid of whatever it is? I don't know the in and outs of medical stuff like that. Why when someone who is in ICU get sicker when its supposed to be a sterile and clean environment?? I don't get it.
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