I am sure many of you is wondering how Helen is getting along. I have been very busy for the last few weeks and am sorry I have not kept you up to date.
Helen is bedridden for the past week. For 3 days she has been in a coma. She is awake at the moment, All my family has been here with us on and off for the last week. When she is pain we administer Morphine.
Her life expectance is very short.
We have Confort Hospice looking after her and they are wonderful. We have taken her off of all medication except that is keep her confortable as possible.
Please Pray for she because she need all she can get. I am holding up as much as I can. It is very hard.
If any thing else happens I will try to let you all know.
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I am sending you and Helen my thoughts and prayers.
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You have been in my thoughts and prayers for a long time. I am so sorry to hear that things are not good. Please know that prayers will continue for all of you. God has a plan for Helen so stay strong and take care of yourself.
Oh Ray, I am sorry to hear about what you are going through with Helen. Please know that my thoughts and good wishes are with you both.
I will always have fond memories of meeting the two of you on a cruise. I so admired both of you, travelling in your nineties and still so happy together. Godspeed.
Oh Ray, I’m so sorry to hear Helen is in the state that she is. Please know my heart and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. I’m sure Helen is comforted by having all of her loved ones near her. Bless all of you.
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Ray, your whole family is in my prayers. Take care of yourself as the hospice people take care of Helen.
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Ray, you have the prayers and good thoughts from both Keith and me. We, too, remember our cruise with you and Helen. I hope Helen finds peace in that wonderful place that she will go. My prayers are for you and your family that you, too, will find comfort.
Ray, so many of us have been fortunate to share the good times with both of you...we are here for you through the hard times. I can only pray, when Helen's time is near, she goes gently into that good night. Too few have had the wonderful life you both have shared. I will keep you in our prayers.
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Last edited by Trip; August 3rd, 2011 at 05:36 PM.
Meeting you and Helen was a wonderful day in my life. I am proud and honored to have shared time with you both since the cruise on Carnival Glory. It saddens me to hear this news. Please know that my thoughts, prayers and love are with you and your beloved family at this time.
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You and Helen have been an inspiration to Dave and I from the day we met you. I feel fortunate to have been Helen's table mate at several of our dinners. Hugs to you and your whole family from the Zipperer's.
We're so sorry to see your bad news about dear Helen, Ray, She certainly is one great lady, not that we have to tell you that. Kim and I have you both in our prayers, Ray, as well as your family members. Please take care of yourself, my friend. God bless you!
Ray, I know how difficult this is for you and all your family. I am so very fortunate to have sailed with you and Helen. The life you two have shared is something very special. Take it one day (or moment) at a time, and know the we are here and praying for you.
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