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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

An Unexpected Loss

This will be my first post. You know the day is not starting well when the phone is ringing before you get out of bed. I get to the phone and see that it is Karen's mom. I answer and she tells me that Karen's dad has been having flu like symptoms for the past couple of days and woke up feeling worse and weak. So she called an ambulance to take him to the hospital and seeing that she doesn't drive wondered if we could come and take her to the hospital. Of course we would, so we got dressed and took off to my mom's house so that we could drop of the dogs. When we got there my sister volunteered to go to the hospital with Karen so that I could stay back and do the walk through of the house that we are buying and closing on tomorrow. Seemed like a good idea. They left and I got ready for the walk through. About 30 minutes goes by and the phone is ringing and it is Karen. This can't be good. Well, her dad went into cardiac arrest in the ambulance on the way to the hospital. They were able to get him back but arrested again in the ER just before their arrival. Got him back once again and the nurse was explaining all of this to them when he started to code again. They got to see him just before he went again and when he did they exercised his DNR and let him pass. So a difficult day to say the least. We will still close on the house tomorrow, Karen's brother Bill and sister Amy flew down tonight and there will be a memorial get together on Thursday and of course helping her mom with everything in between. Karen and her mom are doing as well as can be expected. Hope to make the next post a happier one. Until next time.

22 comments:

  1. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Be assured that our thoughts and prayers are with Karen and all the family.

    Jim and Linda

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  2. I am so sorry to hear about Karen's dad. I know how you feel - my dad left us the same way. :( My thoughts and prayers are with you and Karen and all of your family in this difficult time.

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  3. Oh my. Not good at all. Our prayers are with the whole family at this time.

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  4. I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of Karen's dad. My sincere condolences to you all.

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  5. So sorry to hear of his passing the family will be in our prayers.

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  6. We are so sorry to hear this news. Our prayers go out for Karen and her family at this time. May God, family, and friends be a comfort at this time of grief.

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  7. My deepest condolences to you all.

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  8. Our thoughts are with you and Karen's family.

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  9. Such a sad story ~ Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.
    Donna

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  10. So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

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  11. So very sorry for your sudden and heartbreaking loss...

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  12. So very sorry to hear of your loss. It will be friends and family that help get you all through this. Our sincerest condolences.

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  13. What a shock for you all! Our thoughts are with you and your family. We were really so sorry to hear this. We are keeping you and your mother in our hearts.

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  14. So sorry to hear the news...it's never easy to lose a loved one. My heart goes out to the family and friends.

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  15. So sorry to hear of your loss. Anneke just lost her mother and we know how difficult a time this is. Our thoughts will be with you.

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  16. We are so sorry your loss. Your whole family are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  17. Please know that everyone is in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

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  18. Our condolences as well . . .it's harder when it's an unexpected loss although it's never an easy time. Keep your friends and family close during these difficult times.

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  19. You have been in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
    Syl and Gin

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  20. So very sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you.

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  21. So sorry for your loss Karen and Al. God Bless.

    Dave from Waldenwoods.

    Dreamsongs@networksource.ws

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