Well some of you may be wondering why you have not heard much from me lately.
The last couple of weeks have been a very trying time for myself and my
family and I have not had as much time as usual to communicate with you
all, nor will I in the coming week.
On Sunday Nov. 16th my wife began having severe pain in her lower back.
She could not make it to the car so I called 911 and an ambulance took her
to the ER. After some tests they determined it was a kidney stone and
sent her home to pass it.
On Monday Nov. 17th I was in a serious automobile accident in which my
only vehicle was totaled (I was unharmed, no one else was with me). I
called my brother in law to help me out, give me a ride etc. and when he
arrived he informed me that my mother (who had been battling Pancreatic
Cancer for over three years) was no longer eating and when she was eating
she was not holding it down and that she was only expected to have a few
On Tuesday Nov. 18th my wifes pain returned. We rushed her back to ER
where they determined her stone ws larger than they thought and was not
moving at all. They scheduled a procedure that afternoon to go in and
remove it. However once they got in they learned that she had a serious
kidney infection as well so they stopped the surgery and sent her home
with antibiotics, rescheduling her procedure for Wednesday of the next
On Wednesday Nov. 19th we visit my mother (finally!)
On Thursday Nov. 20th I come down with the flu.
On Friday Nov. 21st my wife gets flu.
On Wednesday Nov. 26th my wifes procedure is postponed for one week
because she is too sick for anesthesia. That night my family call. We
have avoided my mothers because we were sick with flu and did not want to
pass it to others, but now the time seems short and we are told we should
come with surgical masks and visit her bedside anyway because it could be
On Thursday Nov. 27th I am to sick to leave the house.
On Friday Nov. 28th we visit my mother again with surgical masks
always sleeping now.
On Saturday Nov. 29th at 3:52 AM we get the call we did not want to get.
We are told my mothers breathing is getting shallow and we should come
right away. We arrive at 4:07 AM and the nurse tells us that it is to
late, she is already gone.
My wifes procedure will be Wednesday Dec. 3rd.
My mothers funeral will be on Thursday Dec. 4th.
I will be sitting shiva from the 5th until the 11th.
Please keep myself and my family in your prayers.