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Thread #59578   Message #952913
Posted By: Little Robyn
15-May-03 - 02:33 AM
Thread Name: June Carter Cash seriously ill
Subject: RE: June Carter Cash seriously ill
Yes, thanks.
That site doesn't say much at present but this fills in a few gaps:

This update is from the Rockabilly Hall of Fame chat

~ 5/13/03 ~

As some of you may know, June Carter Cash had open heart
surgery to replace a heart valve, which is a procedure that
had been planned for some time. The doctors & family felt
everything went well, but June went into cardiac arrest at
2:00AM Thursday. The doctors suspect she was without oxygen
for 15-20 minutes. She was placed on life support, but
unfortunately there was little that could be done at that
stage, & June has very little brain activity.

John was admitted to the hospital on Friday as a
precaution, as his health is very fragile, not to mention
his older sister Louise just passed away on April 4 as
well, so this is a very trying time for all concerned. He
was sedated so that he would have the strength to help his
family make tough decisions that are to follow.

A family meeting was held today to make decisions in
regards to how long to keep her hooked up to life support,
& it was decided to remove her today, which they did at 1pm
Central. As of this moment a public announcement has not
been made yet.

I hope you all will keep the Cash & Carter families in your prayers.