[Coco] Heavy hearts...
Nuxie at aol.com
Nuxie at aol.com
Sat Nov 17 14:03:23 EST 2007
In a message dated 11/16/2007 4:15:36 P.M. Central Standard Time,
gene.heskett at verizon.net writes:
On Friday 16 November 2007, Nuxie at aol.com wrote:
>In a message dated 11/16/2007 6:06:59 A.M. Central Standard Time,
>dave at cococentral.org writes:
>> It is with some sadness that I am advising everybody that my oldest
>> Barbara, passed about 2:30 CST last Friday morning, from stomach cancer.
>> Somehow, one isn't supposed to outlive his kids, but Barbara was the last
>> my girls, leaving only the youngest brother of the 3 I made with Annie
>> Lucille Sweet.
>> I made a trip to Iowa about 3 weeks ago to say goodbye, stayed most of 2
>> weeks, I couldn't not do that, a long (3100 miles total) trip alone in my
>> GMC, but worth every mile and cent.
>Gene I can't even Imagine what that is like. My prayers are with you. This
>is the saddest news for anyone.
>((((((((((((((((((((((((hugs))))))))))))))))))))) to you and your wife.
Thanks Mary. What was rough was that everybody but her knew it was
but she hadn't been told "because they give up too fast then" so we all had
to pussyfoot around it in our conversations with her or where she could
But she was not a dummy, tested around 130 way back then and when the nurse
was there on Wednesday, 9 days ago and weighed her, she stared at the 89 lbs
it said and saw the truth, which was that she was losing the battle. Must
have taken 30 seconds before the small talk was resumed. That was a 12 lb
loss in the 9 days since she came home from the hospital. After that it was
a little easier to talk, for me at least. We both knew that the gentle hug
kiss & "I love you" were going to be the last on this side as I was leaving.
Gentle because by that time her back was on fire, the morphine wasn't
all that much.
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