News about Anji (Larry's wife) 5th UPDATE

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News about Anji (Larry's wife) 5th UPDATE

Postby Bev G » Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:46 am

Our dear Anji, the wife of Larry, whom we lost last year, is in the hospital having a very rough time after a colon resection. A very wicked irony. I learned from her daughter that she had an anastomotic leak post-op and was taken back to the OR for an ostomy and to try to clean things up. It sounds that she may be septic. This evening I learned that she was being taken back to the OR again. I know Anji endeared herself to so many of us during Larry's very difficult time, and thought there would be many here who would want to know, and be thinking about her and sending wishes/prayers in this truly awful and very scary time.

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Re: News about Anji (Larry's wife)

Postby Phuong » Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:25 am

Such a stressful time for the family. I wish I was close to help with the boys. :( Joining you in prayer Bev.
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Re: News about Anji (Larry's wife)

Postby mstults » Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:30 am

That's so sad
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Re: News about Anji (Larry's wife)

Postby rosa01 » Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:34 am

Prayers and some cyber hugs coming her way.

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Re: News about Anji (Larry's wife)

Postby ams5796 » Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:34 am

It's shocking that this is happening. Anji and her family will stay in my thoughts and prayers.

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Re: News about Anji (Larry's wife)

Postby concernedrelative » Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:51 am

Sheesh, can't they every catch a break. We will be praying for better news to come their way.
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Re: News about Anji (Larry's wife)

Postby cashmere » Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:36 am

Well this is a very sad post, Anji does not deserve this and my heart goes out to her and her family.
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Re: News about Anji (Larry's wife)

Postby janklo » Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:54 am

Poor Poor Anji. Hoping she takes a turn toward the better soon!
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Re: News about Anji (Larry's wife)

Postby SMR » Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:10 am

Terrible news, but thanks for sharing with us...
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Re: News about Anji (Larry's wife)

Postby SoConfused » Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:25 am

My thoughts and prayers are with Anji and her family this morning ... I am sorry to hear she has been dealing with this and hope she recovers soon.
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Re: News about Anji (Larry's wife)

Postby weisssoccermom » Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:33 am

Thank you for posting this. Do you know why she had a colon resection in the first place? You didn't say....just praying that it wasn't for cancer. Do you have any more news on her condition?
She had to endure so much during Larry's illness....she doesn't need this now on top of everything else. Will keep her and the family in my thoughts and prayers.
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Re: News about Anji (Larry's wife)

Postby BrownBagger » Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:56 am

This is not fair. All my best to Anji and sincere wishes for a complete and rapid recovery.
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Re: News about Anji (Larry's wife)

Postby tammylayne » Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:29 am

WOW...that is terrible news!!

I often think about Anji....I truly hope this is not cancer related...
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Re: News about Anji (Larry's wife)

Postby mackswife » Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:40 am

Thank you for sharing this news, Bev. Although it is very hard to hear, it gives us a chance to pray for Anji and her family. I hope to hear a positive follow-up report in the very near future.

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Re: News about Anji (Larry's wife)

Postby lorrainem » Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:44 am

Thanks Bev, prayers continue. Poor Anji; from wonderful caregiver to needing care (short-term is what I pray for.)
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