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If you're looking to help someone this Holiday season... (Read 171 times)


Cool Jump Suit

    I am truly sorry to hear that.  I hope your family finds peace in remembering Damon.

    The kiss goodnight, it comes with me,
    Both wrong and right, our memories. 
    The whispering before we sleep,
    Just one more thing that you can't keep.

    Our favorite place we used to go,
    The warm embrace that no one knows.
    The lovin' look that's left your eyes,
    But I know in time we'll find this was no surprise.


    Needs more cowbell!

      Thank you.  I am so very thankful that I still have 3 of his VMs on my cell phone.  I'm going to pick up a cable to transfer the audio to my HD so that I can burn it to CDs for everyone in the family.  I smile listening to them…he was always such a smartass when he'd leave messages.

      I shoot pretty things! ~

      '14 Goals:

      • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

      • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

        I'm sorry Kirsten.

        Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.

        PDoe


          So sorry to hear the outcome. God bless.

          mab411


          Proboscis Colossus

            I'm so, so sorry, Kirsten. 

             

            I'll be praying for some semblance of peace about the situation for you and your family.

            "God guides us on our journey, but careful with those feet." - David Lee Roth, of all people


            Needs more cowbell!

              Thanks, everyone.  We've unfortunately come to understand why the survival statistics with glioma tumors are so bleak.  It's the 2nd leading cause of childhood deaths behind accidents.  I believe only about 20% of all people diagnosed with this sort of brain stem tumor survive to the 1 year mark.  Ultimately what took Damon was lack of oxygen for several minutes and/or fluid pressure on his brain.  Had his frontal lobes not been damaged his outcome could have been significantly better, even if not long-term.  We had considered some potential Make-a-Wish scenarios when we thought he might still wake and be able to undergo tumor treatment.

               

              Everyone is dealing as best as we can, but I'm not sure Christmas will ever be the same.  Damon's funeral took place on my DH's and my 17th anniversary.  This will forever be a bittersweet occasion for us.

               

              Adding insult to injury, we arrived home on Sun evening to discover that our eldest cat (15.5) was dying.  A trip to the emergency vet 45 minutes away found his kidneys and heart were failing and he had considerable fluid on his lungs -- the vet was suspicious that he could have had some cancer.  At his most recent vet visit this Summer he was in good shape, aside from cataracts and partial deafness.  When we left for WI he was perfectly fine and wrassling-around with our youngest cat.  The emergency vet drained the fluid to give us some additional time with him and yesterday AM we said goodbye to our Ikky.  And DH and I are battling colds on top of it all.

               

              Karma's a pretty fucking punitive bitch.

              I shoot pretty things! ~

              '14 Goals:

              • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

              • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

                I'm so sorry to hear this. I was really hoping he would be one of the better outcomes. I can't imagine what your sister is going through. Makes me very sad.

                  I'm so sorry Kirsten.  So very, very sorry.

                  Arimathea


                  Tessa

                    Kirsten, I am so very sorry for your family's loss.


                    Needs more cowbell!

                      Thanks, everyone.

                       

                      I'm so sorry to hear this. I was really hoping he would be one of the better outcomes. I can't imagine what your sister is going through. Makes me very sad.

                       

                      It's hard that I'm on the opposite side of Lake MI from my entire family.  I'd give anything to be physically closer, in light of everything.  I regret that I never got to spend a lot of time with my nephews over the years.  Drive-time between us is about 7 hours and was an extra hour further until our recent move.

                      I shoot pretty things! ~

                      '14 Goals:

                      • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

                      • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

                        So sorry to hear. Peace to your family.

                          I'm so sorry for your loss.

                            Thanks, everyone.

                             

                             

                            It's hard that I'm on the opposite side of Lake MI from my entire family.  I'd give anything to be physically closer, in light of everything.  I regret that I never got to spend a lot of time with my nephews over the years.  Drive-time between us is about 7 hours and was an extra hour further until our recent move.

                             

                            Kirsten,

                            Sorry for your loss.  I've been off of RA for the past couple of weeks, and read this thread last night.  I can't imagine your pain.

                            Brian

                            2014 Goals:

                            #1: Do what I can do. <DOING>

                            #2: 365 Hours training <NOPE, INJURED>

                             


                            Menace to Sobriety

                              Sorry, Kirsten. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

                              Janie, today I quit my job. And then I told my boss to go f*** himself, and then I blackmailed him for almost sixty thousand dollars. Pass the asparagus.
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