It’s been a really tough week!
My sweet Uncle, my Daddy’s older brother ( whose 80th Birthday we celebrated in November) passed away.
On Thursday afternoon he was rushed to hospital with a brain aneurysm. After many exrays the neurosurgeon concluded that surgery wasn’t an option, and that there was no hope for recovery. The aneurysm was too deep and there was already a lot of bleeding throughout his brain. They decided to make him comfortable.
I spent most of the day and night at the hospital Friday and Saturday with my Auntie. Sunday I just went for a few hours and came home so I could watch the Super Bowl ( just needed my mind on something else) On Monday and Tuesday I spent the afternoon and evenings there. Last night I went for a few hours. I just don’t want her to be all alone. ( they didn’t have any children although they were like parents to a few special people)
A lot of visitors stopped in…family, friends, loved ones that know my sweet Uncle. It’s such a shock to everyone, so sudden because for being 80 years old his heart is so good. We thought he’d live to be 100 like my great grandmother!
I don’t know how my Auntie is coping with very little sleep. She is simply amazing how she cared for him as his body was slowly failing. I don’t think the doctor an nurses expected this many days…It’s was difficult to watch him.
As much as I like to remember someone “the way they were before they were sick” I wanted to be there…for my Auntie and I was so thankful I did. It did my heart so good to see this sweet couple married 58 years this January 2017, they were each other’s one and only, share their last tender moments. Such love. And even though most of the time Uncle was in and out of sleep he was smiling and his hands were reaching out for my Auntie, and even “puckered up” a few times for a sweet kiss. He had a little smile and seemed settled and comforted knowing she was always there for him, by his side and wouldn’t leave him.
He passed away quietly in his sleep without pain for which I am so very thankful. With a brain aneurysm and a lot of bleeding you just don’t know…My Auntie Deb & her husband were with my Auntie last night in the hospital room and they were dozing a bit when Uncle passed away… probably for the best. I am so happy he is finally at rest and is reunited with my grandparents and uncles that went went before him. We will miss him so very much!!!!
Yes…I will remember his smile!
Here is a pic of my Mom with her sister my Auntie & Uncle at our Christmas dinner ( sisters married brothers so our family is very close)
And a pic of my Daddy with his sisters and older brother.
Love you Uncle!