This is a difficult post for #GoTeamGray to write, as Angie has asked us to translate her thoughts into an update.
“I don’t have the strength to do it.” she said, as she asked us to write the following.
On Tuesday night, Will was having difficulty breathing. Angie called the nurse and the doctor, who came over to drain the fluid surrounding his lungs. Sadly, this procedure (which is necessary to relieve pressure) caused Will to vomit.
Because of Will’s decreased strength, vomiting caused Will to aspirate. This incident brought about a call to 911 and a transfer to ICU.
Unfortunately, those efforts to lessen Will’s discomfort resulted in the worsening of his pneumonia. Will was never really able to catch his breath from these attempts, and thus has not breathed comfortably.
Last night (Wednesday), as Will’s condition declined, Angie was presented with the decision none of us wish upon anyone – Add a tube to assist in Will’s breathing or let him slip away.
As Angie said, “I didn’t know what to do. We have talked about doing everything to help Will live, but also how we don’t want to unnecessarily prolong his life.”
In the end, Angie opted for the breathing tube for a few days to see if Will gains any strength or consciousness.
At the time of this post (Thursday morning, 8:30 am PST), Will is still alive, but according to Angie, “barely responsive.”
Her update ends there, as we’re sure she is held tightly to his side, clinging to the earthly love still beating beside her. We at #GoTeamGray will send all the strength, peace, clarity, prayers, love, comfort we can. After all, with an average of 4000 visitors per day to this site alone, we know that Will and Angie are encased in a very tangible love.
We will continue to update as we learn more. In the meantime, your prayers and positive thoughts are coveted.