Great Loss

The AH’s mom, my MIL and the kids beloved Nana passed away late Friday night. We were the last to see her Friday, leaving a mere 4 1/2 hours before her death. She did not look well at all and she was non-responsive. We whispered our love to her. I rubbed lotion on her once smooth hands. I noticed someone had been keeping her toenails painted. I assume it was her daughter. They were a pretty red.

It went too fast and was unexpected. She had been admitted a month earlier with a future and plans that filled it with a stubborn bought of pneumonia. Somehow, while in hospital she fell, went into cardiac arrest, aspirated vomit and ended up intubated, extubated, intubated again and then had a surgery for a tracheotomy and feeding tube. This all within 3 weeks.

She left this earth much too fast, with many things left undone. We all miss her terribly.

We will remember her fondly. We will miss her “bringing a party” as she used to say and do.

We will remember her always.

Goodbye Nana, we send you back into the earth with our love an admiration.


About theagnosticswife

Living in the bible belt, in middle America, with a once Christian husband who has turned Agnostic. I no longer know what I believe.
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6 Responses to Great Loss

  1. ... Zoe ~ says:

    My gentle condolences to all of you. I tend to think she heard you and felt your love, rubbing her hands. A loving goodbye.

  2. Sylvia says:

    I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. Sending you love.

  3. Michael Mock says:

    {{{Big Ol’ Virtual Hugs}}}
    …for the whole clan.

  4. jinkies says:

    I’m so sorry for your and your family’s loss. {{hugs}} to all of you and you’re in my thoughts.

  5. Thank you all, for your kind word and well wishes. We are saddened that we will never see our beloved again. Today we had her memorial and it was just as she would have wanted it to be.

  6. Eldon says:

    My condolences to you and your family.

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