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The Crow's Nest
Jun 22, 2017
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. Patty "Grace" Crow was initially brought to the hospital Monday, May 15th after suffering a heart attack over the weekend. It is during this admission, that we learned Patty's kidneys were also an issue. And though she was briefly in and out of the hospital, and even was able to make it to her grandchildren's promotion ceremonies, the crippling pain she had endured in her legs was then determined to be caused by catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome, which manifests in serious, agonizing and life-threatening blood clotting, and after an implanted filter filled with clots in a matter of days, her bleak prognosis resulted in a high-risk, lower-extremity double amputation. Patty is not out of the woods by any stretch. At best, she will be weeks if not months in a hospital, and then rehabilitation begins. What you may not know is that Patty was the sole provider for her only daughter, Eliza Crow, and her n Lila (10) and Ella (12). Though Eliza is a veteran Girl Scout leader and puts on a brave face, for the better part of a decade, she has battled chronic and crippling pain resulting from a long a history of fibromyalgia. The autoimmune disease ravaging her mother is hereditary, and Eliza will be tested for the markers soon. Her mother understood Eliza's plight and the Crow girls have always been there for each other. Over the past few months, on top of everything else, their landlord found mold in their apartment. They had to move twice in a matter of weeks in order to remediate the situation, and though that was enormously challenging, their rent is affordable in the housing-strapped area of Sonoma County. Sadly, though, their apartment is two story, and not suitable for providing disabled care. Now, Patty is out of work. The affordable roof over the Crow family is unfit and unstable due to income constraints. It is summer and the girls are out from school. Their father has shared custody, but every day Eliza is at the bedside with her mother where she needs to be. The fears are mounting and the Crow family needs your constant prayer, and they also need real help.