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motherinlaw
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What should I think?
      06/12/06 11:32 PM

I will try not to make this too long...my son called yesterday and told me his wife was not doing well. My HIV negative son and three HIV negative grandchildren may soon lose their HIV positive wife and mother.
My son and daughter-in-law seem not to be taking their situation as seriously as I have been. She does not take her meds and he seems to have just accepted from the beginning that she would die and they are not fighting just waiting for the end.
When I asked he could give me no specifics...did not know CD4 count or viral load, but said she was down to 75 lbs and was not eating and that her CD4 count had been in single digits (?)
She does not take her meds because they make her sick. With meds, he has said they give her one year, without six months. Three young children 12 through five (she is only 26).
I don't think he has really considered what this will mean and her self esteem is so low she has just decided that this is the hand that fate dealt her.
I don't know what to think or even feel.
Can anyone give advice???

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* What should I think? motherinlaw 06/12/06 11:32 PM
. * Re: What should I think? Anonymous   07/01/06 09:08 PM
. * Re: What should I think? Anonymous   07/01/06 09:05 PM
. * Re: What should I think? alivehoping   06/25/06 12:15 AM
. * Re: What should I think? Anonymous   06/17/06 10:44 AM
. * Re: What should I think? Annie   06/26/06 04:05 PM
. * Re: What should I think? Anonymous   06/21/06 08:15 AM
. * Re: What should I think? motherinlaw   07/01/06 11:22 AM
. * Re: What should I think? Anonymous   07/01/06 08:19 PM
. * Re: What should I think? Anonymous   06/14/06 10:04 PM
. * Re: What should I think? Anonymous   06/14/06 09:56 PM
. * Re: What should I think? Anonymous   06/14/06 09:02 PM
. * Re: What should I think? Anonymous   06/14/06 06:58 PM
. * Re: What should I think? IzPoZ   06/13/06 12:22 AM
. * Re: What should I think? franfrog   06/13/06 08:02 AM
. * Post deleted by Becky AIDS2HIV   06/13/06 10:24 AM
. * Re: What should I think? Survivor   06/13/06 10:41 PM
. * Re: What should I think? Anonymous   06/15/06 01:59 PM

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