27638Passing of a great star: Mistress Minowara Kiritsubo
- Mar 16, 2011Unlike the cherry,
the paulownia branches
are still winter-bare.
In this, the springtime season
Where are those long-missed blossoms?
The following message was released by her husband, Master Phillip of Gent,
regarding Mistress Minowara Kiritsubo, the first person I know of to receive
a laurel for Japanese arts in the Kingdom of Atlantia, and a terrific
mentor, educator, and friend.
> All:[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> There has been quite a bit of chatter on FB & emails, so I want to put
> forth a brief message. Kiri's abdominal surgery was Monday, 7-March, and
> they released her last Monday, 14-March. Things were progressing well - she
> was walking, sitting up & doing the Phys Therapy stairs. Once home, she
> could walk without assistance, get into/out of bed and various chairs, etc.
> This morning around 10 am she complained of not being able to breathe
> deeply - no pain, just shallow breaths. After calling her surgeon in
> Baltimore and primary physician here in Prince Frederick, we were directed
> to take her to the emergency room. When she went back to change, her
> breathing got more ragged & I called 911 for transport. Before they arrived,
> she collapsed & I administered CPR & artificial respiration - the EMTs
> arrives a few minutes later - about 10:30,
> They got her to the ER and got her heart going again, but she was on a
> breathing machine & some of her organs shut down. She was Med-Evac'd to the
> Georgetown University Hospital ICU, and I drove there to be with her
> (delayed by rush hour traffic). The docs there had her wired up, but told me
> that her heart had stopped several times, and there was probably brain
> damage due to lack of O2. We both have living wills, so after consultation
> with the physician I had them remove the tubes. She left us about 5 minutes
> later, at 6:45 pm.
> This was probably caused by a clot in her lungs/heart/brain but that has
> not been confirmed yet. The onset was quite sudden, but I am glad she did
> not suffer.
> Thank you all for your good thoughts, concern and support.
> - Phillip
> "Good bye my Love - the brightest star in my sky."
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