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Old July 15th, 2012, 01:21 PM
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I want to start by saying a big Thank You to all my mates who have been so wonderful to remember me in your prayers. My mother passed away around 6 am this morning. She is now in no pain and in a much better place. She took a fall about a month ago and we had to put her in a nursing/rehab home. She was doing very well but last Weds. she fell again and broke a hip. Surgery was done to repair the hip but sometime between the surgery and Friday morning she had a heart attack. We think she knew we were there for her but are not for sure. On Friday afternoon the Drs. told us it was just a matter of time. I really think she held on so that all her grandkids could get in to say their goodbyes which did happen yesterday.
My sister and I stayed with her round the clock and we are so glad we did. I came home and slept for a few hours so I am a little rested now. We will be getting together at Mom's house later today to go through some papers and get that type stuff in order. Mom & Dad had both donated their bodies to the Ohio State University Medical School so we will not be having a funeral, just a small memorial service at a later date.
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I am so sorry for your loss...( know all the wonderful memories you have, will give you comfort,and a smile..xo
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Oh Sue, I am so sorry to hear this, I had been following your mom's progress and decline both here and on facebook, but I have been out of touch for a few days. As you say, at least now she is out of pain, and I'm glad you and your family got to be with her in her last days and hours. Take comfort in that, and let us know how you are doing too OK? (((HUGS)))

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Sue, both Bruce and I are sorry for your loss. It was good that all the family were able to see her and that you and your sister were together with her at the end.
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Sue:

You were a very good daughter - while I don't post much I do read - and I can remember you always caring for your Mom and taking her to doctor's appointments. It will be hard without her but you'll always know you did everything you could - no regrets. Gold Bless.
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Sue,I am so sorry to hear this news. I offer my sympathies for your loss. Prayrs are sent.

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Sue: I know what you and your family are going thru. I send my deepest sorry for her passing but we know she is in a better place. Now its time to grieve. Remembrances will last forever.
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I've seen your name all the time so I feel as if I do know you. Please accept my deepest sympathy to you and your family.
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Sue: I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Prayers for you.

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I want to start by saying a big Thank You to all my mates who have been so wonderful to remember me in your prayers. My mother passed away around 6 am this morning. She is now in no pain and in a much better place. She took a fall about a month ago and we had to put her in a nursing/rehab home. She was doing very well but last Weds. she fell again and broke a hip. Surgery was done to repair the hip but sometime between the surgery and Friday morning she had a heart attack. We think she knew we were there for her but are not for sure. On Friday afternoon the Drs. told us it was just a matter of time. I really think she held on so that all her grandkids could get in to say their goodbyes which did happen yesterday.
My sister and I stayed with her round the clock and we are so glad we did. I came home and slept for a few hours so I am a little rested now. We will be getting together at Mom's house later today to go through some papers and get that type stuff in order. Mom & Dad had both donated their bodies to the Ohio State University Medical School so we will not be having a funeral, just a small memorial service at a later date.
Again Thank you cruisemates, you guys are the best.

I did see where Todd is back in the hospital and I so hope he is doing better and will continue my prayers for him.

Sue - as someone who has worked with the elderly since 1980 in various capacities (as a nurse for the last 17 years), do not doubt for a second that your Mom knew you were there. Hearing is the last sense to be lost...your Mom knew you and your sister were there and I have no doubt she held on til the grandkids got there. I have seen this more times than I can count over the years. Prayers for peace and healing for you and your family.
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I am sorry to see this and feel bad about your loss.

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So sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.
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Thanks to all my Mates your thoughts and posts. They have made me feel the love. I am doing fine, still I am missing Mom. I've picked up the phone a couple of times to call and check on her but then realize there are no phones to heaven. My sisters and I have began the process of cleaning out her house. We were looking for paperwork that we needed. I have decided that Mom might have been a good candidate for that TV show Hoarders. I think she saved every piece of paperwork she ever had. We have had some good laughs about that.

We now have to put forth our prayer effort to get Todd well. I so hate to hear that he is not doing so good. He is one tough bird so hopefully he can beat this too.
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Sue, I want you to know that you took really good care of your mom. I know you miss her. I miss my dad, too.
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I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
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