27639Re: Passing of a great star: Mistress Minowara Kiritsubo
- Mar 17 6:56 AMI...I can't imagine how Phillip must feel at this moment. And I am sure there is little anyone can say to ease his pain.
Please, if you know him, can you pass on my deepest sympathies to him for his great loss. I am so very sorry.
Koga no Kenshiro Hideyori, called TakaGo
--- In email@example.com, JL Badgley <tatsushu@...> wrote:
> Unlike 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:
> > 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."
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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