Friday, April 11, 2008

A life cut short...

My husband's cousin died today. She was 49 years old. She had a headache yesterday morning and her son asked her to go see a doctor as she had been having a lot of headaches and feeling dizzy. She told him she was going to work. She never made it. She ran into a guard rail and then got out of her car, other drivers stopped, someone called 911. She lost consciousness somewhere along the way but was taken to the local hospital where a scan revealed bleeding on the brain. She was airlifted to the nearest big city where they operated to try and stop the bleeding from an aneurysm, they also discovered a tumor the size of a golf ball. They were unable to stop the bleeding, the closed her up and today they told the family that there was no hope she would ever recover and she was only being kept alive by the machines. She was taken off life support around noon today.

We are leaving in the morning to go be with his family. The funeral is Monday. I'll be out of touch for the next three days as we are traveling.

Life is short. Live to the fullest while you can.

6 comments:

BRAINCHEESE said...

many sympathies regarding your loss...

Linda D. in Seattle

Meghan said...

A life cut short indeed, how awful! I'm so sorry for your loss, and will be thinking of you and Pete. Travel safe!

Jennifer McKenzie said...

Oh honey. I'm so sorry. Take care of yourself.

verybadcat said...

How very sad! I'm sorry for your loss. Have a safe trip with hubby.

pessimisticredhead said...

I'm so sorry. Praying for you and your family.

Meghan said...

I'm sorry for your loss. Have a safe trip.