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Tjr123 08-23-2004 08:06 PM

It's over...
On Friday morning, August 20th, my sister-in-law called my husband and I at 2:47am. Brian passed away. The entire week was extremely difficult as he had deteriorated significantly. A week before his death he was eating and making jokes, a few days later, he became more and more tired and by the 2nd to last day he could not swallow anymore and no longer cosume food or water. It was heardbreaking to see my sister-in-law hold on to him as long as she could. The funeral was today and it was obviously emotional. My husband made a speech. I have been with him for over 8 years and not once have I seen him cry. Today was a different story, he could hardly keep it together as everyone else was the same. Brian was only 39. After his death..I spent the entire weekend sleeping at my sister-in-laws home..staying up with her to make her tea, food, do her laundry, talk to her, cry with her. I can not imagine what she is feeling..empty ..alone...depressed... I wish I could say something to help. But there is nothing that can take the pain away. The entire illness from the day he was diagnosed was only 7 weeks. Unreal... I send hugs out to everyone who is going through this. It is so hard to understand any of this.

renee_ky 08-24-2004 07:12 AM

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Tjr- I am so sorry to hear this news. Please give your sister in law a BIG hug from me, my heart breaks for her, I can not imagine how she is feeling. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


Tjr123 08-24-2004 09:41 AM

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Thanks Renee.. i wish there was more i could do for her. i call her a lot and stop by all the time. i fear she will go in her room and never come out and fall into a deep depression.. i will let you know how she is doing. how are you and the hubby doing? sending good thoughts and wishes out to you and him...

Lady_J_1_01 08-26-2004 12:38 AM

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.... I am sorry.. you will all be in my prayers. Mattie

DAA 08-26-2004 06:44 AM

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May god bless you and your family!

texaswonder 08-28-2004 03:11 PM

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my prayers are with your family
Robin :angel:

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