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Not how I wanted to see Manhattan



please excuse the terrible spelling and grammar. I am typing this on the cell phone.

My symptom tracking stopped on Wed when I got word that my little brother had entered renal failure. His definitive diagnosis is TTP- HUS likely from an e.coli infection or other food born pathogen. He was transferred to Mount Sinai in Manhattan where he started plasma transfusions and blood transfusions. I flew out Thursday morning. He had been steadily improving and i planned to leave today. This morning we got a call saying that he had had a stroke or seizure during the early morning hours and that he was in an MRI. He was confused and not speaking coherently. We rushed to the hospital and he didn’t know who we are.

I am terrified for him and our little family. I won’t be flying home today, nor will I be poas-ing anytime soon. Please keep him in your thoughts. I know this is not fertility related. For me it is so much more. I would trade all the maybe babies for my brother to be ok.



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  1. November 13, 2011

    I wil keep your family in my prayers.

  2. November 13, 2011

    I’m so so sorry Belle. Ill keep your brother and your family in my thoughts. His diagnosis is terrifying. I hope to hear some good news soon.

  3. Sarah L #
    November 13, 2011

    Belle, so sorry to read this. You, your brother and your family are in my thoughts.

  4. November 13, 2011

    Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Mo #
    November 13, 2011

    Oh Belle! I’m so sorry to hear this. Keeping you in my thoughts. Please keep us updated.

  6. November 13, 2011

    Keeping you and your brother in my thoughts Belle….

  7. November 13, 2011

    I am so sorry Belle! Your family will be in my thoughts.

  8. November 13, 2011

    I’m keeping you both in my thoughts, and sending good energy your way. 😦

  9. November 14, 2011

    Oh dear, I’m so sorry to hear this. Family is so important. Thinking of you!

  10. Laura #
    November 14, 2011

    just want you to know I love you dearly hun. you guys are constantly in the front of mind right now…I even caught myself looking at tickets prices to join you up there

  11. Rachel @ Eggs In A Row #
    November 14, 2011

    Big big big hugs!

  12. November 15, 2011

    Oh no, I am so very sorry, Belle. I’m thinking about your brother and sending positive thoughts his way. What a terrifying experience. Prayers for you both.

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