July 3, 2010 at 3:06 am #38493ireneaMember
Please know that we are all thinking of Sophie and you at this most incredibly difficult time.
You were so right about how weird and cruel this disease is — the lack of jaundice, the very different paths it takes with so many of us.
It sounds as if your family has made every effort to love and care for Sophie, and that has to be an incredible comfort to her.
I feel just so awful. I have always felt sort of like Sophie and Lisa and I were sort of odd cyber-soulmates because we all were diagnosed around the same time and had similar circumstances in terms of age, accidental diagnosis, and a lot of other things.
If you can, Hollie, please let Sophie know that Irene in NH sends her love. Truly.
IreneJuly 2, 2010 at 6:13 pm #38492
I am soooooooo sorry. I just saw this thread and only read the last few post and misunderstood. Go ahead and cry, crying can be a good thing. Releases some of the stress. Again, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Love & Hugs,
DarlaJuly 2, 2010 at 4:55 pm #38491
My Aunt has not passed away yet. She will though any time soon. She has not had any food or drink since Monday. When I speak to her on the phone she does not respond but I know she hears me. It has been a hard week for myself and family. I will let you all know when she does pass on. Thanks again to all of you. THe other day I went through old posts and had a good cry. Been having a few too many good cries lately. Once the tears start flowing it is hard to stop them.July 2, 2010 at 4:09 pm #38490
I am so sorry to hear that Sophie has passed on. I too know how hard it is. There are no words that will ease the pain right now, but know that she will be with you forever in your heart and memories. Try to take comfort in knowing that for her the pain and suffering is over and she has moved on to a better place. You and the rest of the family are all in my thoughts and prayers at this extremely sad time.
DarlaJuly 2, 2010 at 3:18 am #38489linda-zParticipant
Just wanted to tell you too that my prayers are with you in this time of sorrow for you and the rest of Sophie’s family.
Take care of yourself too.
Linda Z.June 30, 2010 at 2:38 pm #38488gavinModerator
I am very sorry to hear this news of your Aunt Sophie. Yes I do know how hard this is and also the pain that you are feeling right now. My thoughts are with you and your family right now.
GavinJune 30, 2010 at 1:27 pm #38487devoncatParticipant
If you can pass on our love to Sophie. I know she cant talk, but perhaps you could tell her daughter we are thinking of her.
Sophie has been such a warrior. I will always remember her strength and toughness and how much she looked forward to her grandbaby.
I pray for peace for you, Sophie and the rest of her family.
KrisJune 30, 2010 at 3:22 am #38486jennifersMember
I am so sorry for the pain you are feeling right now. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your Aunt, and your family tonight…
JenJune 30, 2010 at 2:21 am #38485lainyParticipant
Dearest Hollie, how does one say thank-you for such devastating news any words seem inane. Our prayers and thoughts are going out to you and Sophie’s family. We know how very hard this is for you so we appreciate it all the more. Thinking of you at this time.June 30, 2010 at 1:49 am #38484
Dear Friends, My Aunt Sophie has only a few days left. I am finding it hard to talk about it without crying. This past 2.5 years have been so hard but this is the hardest of all. I knew it would be difficult but she can’t even talk to me on the phone as of Monday. This change happened SO fast. I am sick with grief. I know you guys understand the pain in losing a loved one. I will let you know when she passes this life to be with out Savior. She is not eating any longer and is %100 percent bed rest with hospice. Her daughter is with her now. She is only 63 and was so looking forward to travel, grand babies and retirement. Since I live so far away I have always feared not being able to call and hear her voice and now that time is here. Thanks for all your support. She loves all you here and would want me to share. Love, HollieJune 17, 2010 at 10:05 pm #38483lisaParticipant
Your Aunt is a such a special person, that even though she wasn’t on this board very much, she made a huge impression with her sweetness and kindness. I hope very much that she can be made as comfortable as possible, and that you and your mom will be able to see her soon. I pray for her every night. We love you both bunches.
God bless you,
LisaJune 17, 2010 at 8:07 pm #38482
I am so sorry to hear what has all happened and Sophie’s current condition. I too am thinking of her and your whole family. We do all miss her and wish her peace.
Love & Hugs,
DarlaJune 17, 2010 at 7:57 pm #38481devoncatParticipant
I am so sorry things are happening like they are. I have such a heavy heart for Sophie, you and the rest of your family. Please tell her that I am still thinking of her and the impact she made on so many of us. I really miss her and her spirit and strength.
Hugs to you and yours.
KrisJune 17, 2010 at 7:54 pm #38480lainyParticipant
Dearest Hollie we are so very sorry about Aunt Sophie. I hope the new care giver gives her the proper care and compassion that she so dearly deserves.
Please send her kisses and hugs from us and that we are praying very hard for her. We also thank you for keeping us posted. She is so very lucky to have you as her Niece and I know from past posts how much she is in love with you.June 17, 2010 at 7:48 pm #38479
Things have definatley worrsened for my Aunt. The live in care taker ended up not working out. She was not there for the right reasons and did not work out. As of lastnight a new lady moved in to be with her in her house till the end. I pray it works out this time and my Aunt can be as comfortable as possible. Hospice is also going to start coming in 3 times per week or more if need. Aunt Sophie is almost bedridden and very weak now. She will not be getting the drain any longer for the ascites either. The doctor feels she is too weak and it may be causing the fluid to come back faster. I am hoping to get down to see her real soon. My sister is going this weekend and I will the next. My Mom, her only sister is due to come to Ca. from Iowa in July. I hope it is not too late. My Aunt is able to talk on the phone and actually sounds ok but I know she is not. She has also said the whites of her eyes are turning yellow. All along I hear people talk about jaundice and this has not been an issue in 2 and a half years till now. She is not eating much at all either and I just hope she is going to be ok these last days here on earth. I know some of you here think of her because she used to be such a big part of the discussions. I would each of you to know that God has promised comfort for the tears, strength for the day and light for the way. With love, Hollie
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