Posted 10/11/2005 8:40 PM (GMT -6)
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,
In His Grip,
AlwaysRosie "We can't control the waves, but we can learn to surf!"
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