Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Life & Death

I will not be updating this site for a while, because I shall have little or no inclination to drone on about current events for the next few weeks.

Last week I had to take my mother into hospital to be looked at, over the following week the doctors diagnosed what was wrong with her and had begun treating an infection that she had and so over the weekend her condition had improved significantly and she was a lot more comfortable so I was feeling very upbeat about her chances. Then this morning I learned that she had become very unwell early this morning so had been taken to Intensive Care. By the time I got there she was sedated and being made ready for and emergency heart valve replacement. Unfortunately her body was simply not strong enough to take it and she died. She was 64.

I had woken up that morning planning on visiting her again and feeling as happy about her health as I had for a very long time, and less than 12 hours later she was gone, I am still in a state of disbelief and raw grief as I write this, so goodbye for now.

Update: Thanks for the many comments of condolence and support, it really is appreciated more than I would have anticipated. The funeral will be on Friday and I am not looking forward to it after that I will begin to think about how to move forwards, at the moment I'd rather not do anything but sit down staring at the wall but I know that she would not have wanted me to do that.

16 comments:

JuliaM said...

That's dreadful news! You have my deepest sympathies.

Peter said...

I am very sorry to hear this.

Condolences.

Briffa

John M Ward said...

Been there myself -- I lost my mother in not entirely dissimilar circumstances -- so my thoughts are very much with you at this time.

Blognor Regis said...

I am very sorry.

John said...

I'm very sad to hear this bad news.

DJ said...

Sympathies.

David Vance said...

Ross,

I am very sorry to hear this and you and your mother will be in my prayers.

Lord James Bigglesworth said...

Ross, so sorry, so very sorry.

CherryPie said...

James pointed me here.

My thoughts are with you xx

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear this, Ross. I send you my condolences and prayers for you and your family.

Patty (from ATW)

alison said...

Ross, i'm so very sorry. What a horrible shock and painful loss. My thoughts are with you. xxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Ross

Just read about this on ATW

So sorry.

Be good to yourself.


aileen

Daphne said...

I am so sorry Ross. You have my deepest condolences.
You'll be in my thoughts and prayers this week.

Anonymous said...

I know that feeling you speak of Ross. I couldn't fathom that my father was with me that morning, and gone by night.

God be with ye.

Chas in Tx

Dangerouslysubversivedad said...

My deepest sympathies Ross. Having lost a friend myself this week, I can only imagine how much more visceral and consuming your pain must be. My thoughts and my family's are with you.

Frank O'Dwyer said...

Terrible news Ross, I'm so sorry to hear that. I lost my father recently so I know how hard it is. Look after yourself.