Monday, May 24, 2010

Monday Waiting

We are still waiting for our friend, death. Bob is in coma but is not in pain. That, in itself, is a blessing. I got a fair night's sleep next to his hospital bed on the day bed. I woke up four times to give him meds to help him breathe. Scott slept on the floor next to his bed. I got out to go to the grocery store this morning and Scott sat with him. Scott is now out doing an eight mile run and I am sitting here with Bob.

Yesterday we had his 80th birthday celebration. Keith and Sara, his daughter, Leslie and John, Jeromy, our grandson, and his wife, Marlene and their baby, Maia, were all here. Also, Scott and I were here. We opened half the cards and will open the other half tomorrow on his actual birthday. We intend to hang those cards all over the all purpose room for the Celebration of Life and serve cake and punch to those who attend in that all purpose room following the service. Then we will release balloons filled with helium after that.

Leslie is taking Keith and Sara to Tulsa this morning to catch their flights back home. I don't know whether Keith can return for the Celebration of Life or not. We will see. Our kids have been phenomenal. So have our friends. All week long, I have only had to cook breakfast.

Bob is now having some apnea..which is good. Perhaps he will soon be at rest.

More later.

Bob passed away peacefully at 12:45 this afternoon.

The Celebration of Life will be scheduled soon. I'll keep you all advised when.

Thanks so much for all you've done to make this easier. We have close to 100 birthday cards now. The family will open them tomorrow and we will be using them on the wall of our all purpose room when we have his Celebration of Life in a couple of weeks. We will serve cake and punch following the service so everyone can see them. We told him all that you have done to make his birthday special while he was still lucid.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Margie, Your lives have touched mine in so many ways. Thank you for updating this morning.

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Sylvia K said...

I do so admire you and your family in the way you have handled this whole sad situation! I think you have inspired many as you have me. I continue to hold loving thoughts for you all!

Sylvia

Anonymous said...

I am thinking of you and your family and praying for you all. I know this has been an ordeal. I am so glad he is resting comfortably.
Love and hugs

marlu said...

God bless you and your family.

Betty said...

I'm sorry to hear about Bob. You've been amazing throughout this ordeal. Your faith has obviously made you strong, and will undoubtedly keep you strong in the coming days.

Linda said...

Margie, I'm glad for both you and Bob that he is at peace now. Let the healing begin soon.

pat m said...

I know that God has blessed your family during this most difficult time. Bob is now at peace.

Margie's Musings said...

It amazes me the number of phone calls and e-mails I have had from dozens and dozens of people. Such support is awesome.

God has been right beside me all the way and all the time. Your prayers and thoughts have been greatly appreciated....and the birthday cards.

clairz said...

Peace be with you, Margie.

ChuckFu said...

Good night, My dad, I have loved you all my life, you have been the inspiration and strength along with mom, I will miss talking to you and giving you a gentle kiss good bye, I gave you one before I left this last night, you are a gentle soul I am positive you are with our god and your father and mother. I'll see you again some day

Balisha said...

Margie,
I felt the time was near.It's difficult watching a loved one suffer...he's now at peace.You did everything humanly possible for him. Take care, my friend...Love, Balisha

Anonymous said...

I hope in the weeks and months ahead you'll help those of us who never knew Bob to share that celebration of his life with memories of him that can be related in this blog. In the meanwhile, we uphold you and your family before God.

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