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Sad News

Whimsy

Well-Known Member
#1
Remember last November when I asked for prayers for my uncle? He managed to to pull thru that rough time but tonight my uncle Ed passed away a little after 10 this evening. It happened very quickly and no one had a chance to get there in time. I am stunned as he wasn't that bad when I seen him around 5:30 today. He was eating well, talking, wasn't in distress. My cousin's wife called me around 10, told me the hospital called and my cousin was picking up his dad (my uncle's brother) and headed that way as the hospital didn't think he was going to last. I got there quickly after I threw some clothes on (I only live a mile away) and he was gone. He was still warm. I'm heartbroken as he is truly the last older relative I feel a connection with.

It just started this morning. My cousin sent me an email saying that the nursing home called and he was passing blood and they wanted to send him to the hospital. My cousin wanted me to go check on him and I did around 10. They were just getting him settled and we visited for a short time and I told him I would come back later which I did, after closing the office at 5. They were monitoring his blood levels and said they were still good and there was no blood hanging (transfusion). Jules and I were the last ones to see him I guess besides the nursing staff. Somehow I feel like I should of said more or realized he was bad but honestly, compared to all the times he has been in the hospital before he was the best he has ever been. He didn't complain, said the food was good, wanted me to get him a laundry pen to mark some new clothes he got, just normal stuff.

I just wanted to share as I appreciated all the prayers you offered up last fall. He made it thru the holidays and was just crowned "King Ed" at the nursing for Valentine's day.


 

Calgon1

Awaiting results of mental evaluation
#2
SunFlower and I send our deepest condolances to you and your family on your loss. You have mentioned him a few times here at C@s. He sounded like a good man who lived an interesting life. We're sure he will be deeply missed. God Bless you in this difficult time.
 

MisterD21

If you take me serious, it's your problem
#4
Wow.... I'm sorry , i know he was close... and it is a surprise since he seemed to be doing better. I'm sure he'll be missed by all who really knew him.

It just goes to show... when the good lord calls you home, there is never enough time to say your goodbyes.....
 

Beryl

Trivia Specialist
#6
Whimsy...I send you my heartfelt condolence on the loss of your beloved uncle. I do remember when he had that bad patch and what a blessing it has been for you to have had these extra few months to share with him. None of us know when we will be called to leave this life but you can comfort yourself with the knowledge that your Uncle Ed knew he was much loved. Many hugs are sent to you today.



I am standing upon the seashore. A ship, at my side,
spreads her white sails to the moving breeze and starts
for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength.
I stand and watch her until, at length, she hangs like a speck
of white cloud just where the sea and sky come to mingle with each other.

Then, someone at my side says, "There, she is gone"

Gone where?

Gone from my sight. That is all. She is just as large in mast,
hull and spar as she was when she left my side.
And, she is just as able to bear her load of living freight to her destined port.

Her diminished size is in me -- not in her.
And, just at the moment when someone says, "There, she is gone,"
there are other eyes watching her coming, and other voices
ready to take up the glad shout, "Here she comes!"

And that is dying...
 

GloBug

Senior Flea Coller Tester
#12
I am so sorry to hear this. I know how close you were to your uncle Ed. Please accept our condolences during this difficult time.