Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Prayers to Natasha Richardson and Liam Neeson and their family......


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Click the title to learn from LA Blog about her skiing accident...very very sad....She was in Canada with her two sons taking a Beginner's Ski lesson when she suffered a traumatic brain injury....
Snippet:::
"Resort spokeswoman Catherine Lacasse told the Montreal Gazette that the actress was not wearing a ski helmet for her lesson.Reports say she was with her two sons with Neeson, Micheal Richard Antonio, 13, and Daniel Jack, 12, and returned to her hotel room shortly afterward.
"She was laughing and joking, and she walked to her room on her own," Lacasse said.
An hour later, Richardson fell ill with a headache. She reportedly was conscious upon leaving for the hospital. Richardson was transferred to Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal at about 5 p.m. after initially being taken to Centre Hospitalier Laurentien, which is close to the tony ski resort in Quebec.Neeson, who was filming a movie in Toronto, was by her side as quickly as possible.
"Liam Neeson left the Toronto set immediately to fly to Montreal upon news of his wife's accident," the star's rep said in a statement.The couple left the hospital together via ambulance at about 12:30 p.m. and were taken to Elliott Trudeau Airport to board a private flight back to New York.
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Update from The Guardian late Tuesday Night.....
TMZ Evening Update::::
UPDATE 2:00 PM ET -- The hospital tells TMZ Richardson is sedated and suffering from brain swelling -- but, contrary to some reports, is not brain dead. We can't confirm the accuracy of the hospital's statements, or the other reports circulating the web -- fact is, right now we just don't know.
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Wednesday am update NY Daily News reporting ....
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3.18.09 Update at 8:39 PM:::
Natasha Died Tonight according to MSNBC details to be forthcoming.

7 comments:

HelenWheels said...

This is so sad. I truly hope she pulls through. Your post, by the way, is even more informative than Huffington Post, which has actually disgusted me beyond measure for posting all the tabloid "brain dead" stories.

Gawd... I hope Natasha recovers.

enigma4ever said...

She is one of my favorite actresses...so talented...and yet she and Liam have also managed to have a life and a family....a rare thing...so so sad..

I am amazed that she had such an injury...a "walk and die" they call it- where the bleed gives NO outward warnings at all....so awful....

we will see what happens...and let NY docs work with the situation...I hope and pray that it is not as dire as it is being portrayed...I did link the LA times story to the post in the title...( because they usually have their facts...but....)

she is young, healthy 45....

we shall see...

so sad....

D.K. Raed said...

This morning, TMZ updated that the family reports she is indeed "brain dead" and on life support. They talked about brain swelling in the space between soft tissue & skull. I hope everyone considers all the options very carefully here. Maybe she has a medical directive. In mine, I directed 8-weeks on life support before giving up. I hope Natasha pre-thought this through to make it easier for her family to know what to do. My heart goes out to them.

enigma4ever said...

DK:::
really good point about the medical directive...With a severe head injury- the swelling that they describe-
the pressure it causes- the drs will put a patient on life support and sedate while there is this level of swelling- and usually repeat EEGS and brain scans need to be done to determine extent of damage and brain activity.

Is the Swelling continuing ? is it an operable situation ? can the pressure be relieved ? is the damage permament ? Does her directive identify what she would want if she was in a coma or vegetative state....

and yeah...even in our 40's we should all have Directives written ....

So good that she has Liam as her partner to make sure her needs are met on all levels...

so so sad...


life is so so fragile...

HelenWheels said...

I read an update somewhere saying that she is confirmed brain dead, and that they are only keeping her alive on a monitor so friends and family can say good-bye before they disconnect her?? I think at HuffPo, not sure. :(

enigma4ever said...

thanks Helen..

Coffee Maker said...

She was good in the Parent Trap and a few others... RIP Natasha