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AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 10/11/2005 8:40 PM (GMT -6)   
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To get right to the point, one of my brothers (56 years old) died last night.

He has epilepsy resulting from a traumatic injury when he was 18 years old (car vs. pedestrian). He was in the Navy at the time and htchhiking home to say goodby before shipping off (Vietnam erra).

He has had many, many seizures which the docs have been unable to control for any length of time. Last night, while he was sleeping, he had a seizure. After 5 minutes of seizing, his wife called 911. They arrived within 5 minutes. The seizure put him into cardiac arrest and he never pulled out of it.

We are a large, close-knit family and we deal well with grief . . . but could really use some prayers for my poor mom. We also lost a sister to cancer when she was just 37 years old. My mom is quite a trooper, but it still takes a tole. Dad has alzheimers and he doesn't understand, yet, what has happened . . . but he has been a real cutie so far . . . he has a hard time seeing us cry and he does very cute things to try and help . . . just like a child would. He is such a blessing.

Thanks for your prayers.

Love and Blessings,
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SnowyLynne
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   Posted 10/11/2005 10:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Maybe it's best he doesen't know.............Sorry for your loss.........
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 10/12/2005 4:37 AM (GMT -6)   
SIS ........I am so sorry for your loss ..........my heart is breaking knowing what you are going thru ........of course we will all pray for you ,your family and your brother ........you do so much for EVERYONE on here that I know all will reciprocate ......If you need to talk sis know I am here okay .......give Dad a big hugg and a special hugg full of love and warmth with alot of understanding to your Mom ...........God Bless Her................you need help with anything let me know ok ................Love you sis .............God Bless .......Lyn
 
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Teri16
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   Posted 10/12/2005 7:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Rosie, this has to be a very tough time for all of you.
My prayers are with you and your family.

Hugs, Teri
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   Posted 10/14/2005 4:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey sis just checking to see how you are doing ....all my love ....prayer's and thoughts are with you ...........God Bless ........Lyn
 
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AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 10/15/2005 1:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Lyn, Teri, Snowy,

Well, the funeral was lovely and I slept very well and LONG last night.

Thank you so much for your love, thoughts and concern.

Blessings!


P.S. Dad made it his job to try and keep everyone cheered up. He was just so cute. I'm glad he didn't have the crushing experience of loss that I had feared.
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AlwaysRosie          "We can't control the waves, but we can learn to surf!"
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Teri16
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   Posted 10/15/2005 3:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Rosie!

It's good to hear from you - I was wondering how you were - so it's great hearing that you finally got a good night's sleep - sometimes that is a good start in the healing process!

Sending positive thoughts for you and your family and keeping you in my prayers.

Big Hugs, Teri :)
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 10/17/2005 5:47 AM (GMT -6)   
hey sis .........I am so happy to finally see you back on just so I know you are ok ........have been thinking about you alot ........How is your Mom doing?????? This has to be so hard for her ........I do know what it is like to bury your child and it is something you never imagine having to do ......and one of the hardest things to do ..Please give her my love and Dad abig hugg and you my sis a bigger one and know that we are here for you always ........God Bless ........Lyn
 
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AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 10/17/2005 8:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Lyn,

Wow . . . I didn't know you went through that too. sad

Mom is doing OK. She has always had a really good attitude. We lost my sister about 10 years ago to cancer and Mom told people that God blessed her with 37 years with Donna and that she would be happy for that 37 years. Now she faces the loss of another child (56 years old) with the same grace and faith. Wow, what a role model!!

Thank you for the prayers sis and I hope things are a bit calmer at your house. I know you've had some trials in your family as well. How are you?

Blessings!
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AlwaysRosie          "We can't control the waves, but we can learn to surf!"
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 10/18/2005 5:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Sis .......getting there lol........they have moved on to there own place but not before my sores had a chance to break out ,,,,I have one just under my eye and I was so scared yesterday all I could do was cry..never have I had one of these as painful as this one is ........I had to cancel Howie's birthday dinner last night but I am surely blessed as he knows I would not have done that unless not good at all ............Your Mom is one of the most strongest women I have come to know (thru u) and it isnt easy as I said to bury your young .....thats not how the grand scheme of life is suppossed to be ya know ....my son was 6 yrs old when he was taken home .......I just think of him up there watching over Mommy.....thats my comfort .......Yak to you later sis give Dad my luv and huggs please amd Mom too ..........God Bless you sis and stay well ........LYN
 
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   Posted 10/18/2005 11:49 PM (GMT -6)   

 

Rosie, I hope that you are gaining more emotional strength as each day passes.  Your Mom sounds like a very remarkable woman!  My best wishes to you, your Mom and family.

Lyn, I didn't know that you canceled Howie's BD dinner?!  You know you are a very remarkable woman yourself!  I'm so very sorry for the loss of your son, how hard that must be.  I'm sending my best wishes to you and your family as well!

Big Hugs to you both, Teri


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AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 10/20/2005 10:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Lynn and Terri.

Lyn . . . how sad sis. I'm so sorry about your son. Even though it was a while back, I know how the pain can linger. No wonder you are such a compassionate person.

Give Howie a birthday hug from Rosie! I think you were wise to give in to your limitations and I hope you are able to rest sis.

Hugs and blessings for you!!
In His Grip,
AlwaysRosie          "We can't control the waves, but we can learn to surf!"
Psalms 139
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Teri16
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   Posted 10/21/2005 6:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Hope your days are looking brighter?!  Hugs, Teri tongue
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