Below message is from Mark's wife...
"About a month ago, Mark got septicemia because of infection, he had very serious fever, non of the medicine could do anything about it. Doctor said Mark may had only about 3 months to live, unless they did another surgery to take out the artificial skull to clear out the infection area. The skull would never be put back again and there's only about 10% of recovery chance.
I was not ready for this result. I'd been working so hard, and this is all I got?! All the memories just came back to me, Mark's face was so clear and then turned into black and white. Back to the reality, "Xiaohui, you need to think about this very seriously, this surgery determines Mark's future, and your future. What result is the best for you all, especially you have 2 kids to take care of" Dr. Hsu let me know the real situation and suggested as a friend. I told him I couldn't decide whether he's going to take this surgery. If there's a better way to help him. Either way is not going to do any better. Taking the surgery, it could stop the infection, but the result is not the best. Not taking the surgery, worried medication wouldn't be able to control the infection to spare. It's a real hard call, especially at this moment. I couldn't find an answer, so I decided to wait, and asked my in-laws in America for suggestions.
My father-in-law came to Taiwan within 3 days, and mother and sister in-laws came within a week. Me and my sister-in-law think Mark may be too tired, didn't want to hang on anymore. This Chinese New Year wasn't easy for me at all. I kept asking god what I should do would be the best decision. Suddenly, the thought of taking him home came right to me. Maybe he had been in the hospital for too long.
One day, Mark got a little hole on his head, blood water came right out and colored the whole pillow to red. It was a very terrify moment. No one probably had ever seen that kind of scene. Doctors and nurses thought the situation was very critical, and Mark may be in danger in any time. Mark had fever everyday, slept on ice-pillow nonstop for days. It was cold out, so as in ICU. Doctor got all the blood water out of his head. Strangely Mark stop having fever, and his infection rate reduced from 207 to 27. Generally 5 is the normal infection rate. It was a miracle, even Dr. Hsu said so. But I still want to bring Mark home.
Mark's test report will come out this week, if the infection stop, he can stop using anti-biotics. And we are ready to bring Mark home.
I think Mark has been in the hospital for over a year now, it's enough, time to go home".