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The sadness ends.....

tomcat > tomcat Blog > The sadness ends.....
12/04/2010 - 6:46 PM



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...or has it just begun?

There are a few folks on the site, who have been aware of the sadness and gloom, which has been hanging over the Tomcat household for the last few weeks.
Others much to their credit, have pitched in with messages/comments of support, without knowing what was actually occuring.
Without attempting to rewrite The Rise and fall of the Roman empire Smile here is a brief outline.

Michaela's (Mrs T) mum was diagonised about two years ago, with what can only be described as a cross between Huntingdons and Motor neurone. Even the specialists were not sure, apart from the fact that there are/were only about six other similar cases in the country.

We have seen a fit active woman,in a short space of her life, go from walking sticks, zimmer frame, wheelchair and stairlift, to the final resort of a hospital bed being installed on the ground floor.
She had been on numerous pain killing drugs for some considerable time (Morphine and the likes), but on the Wednesday before Easter, the disease took hold big time. So much so, that the initial thoughts were that she had had a stroke. The doctors didn't think she would outlast the Easter holiday, but being the fighter she was, she stayed in this world until 9.30am this morning.
She had beeen virtually comatosed for the last week, so one would hope that she had not suffered the intense pain, that had been racking her body for the last few weeks.
Her wish was that she died at home and thanks to the 24/7 devotion of her daughter and also of the District nurses who came several times a day to top up the syringe driver and administer extra painkilling drugs by direct injection, her wish was granted.


Laraine was only 62 years old when she passed away this morning Sad

Many thanks for all of the kind words I have received over the last few weeks.

Adrian

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2010 - 7:06 PM

so so sorry to here the inevitable Adrian

Our thoughts are with you all at this time of sadness. The only consolation is the love and care that you all gave to her and the support you share with such a close family

take care

Chat to you when you feel up to it

Linda n Clff xxx

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2010 - 7:08 PM

So sorry to hear your sad news Ade. My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family.
Kindest wishes
Richard

Brian_Scott
Brian_Scott e2 Member 442 forum postsBrian_Scott vcard United Kingdom27 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2010 - 7:20 PM

Sorry to read about your sad loss Ade, My thoughts go out to you and your family.
Best Wishes
Brian

harrattp
harrattp  7 England4 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2010 - 7:29 PM

My wife and I offer you our deepest sympathy on your loss. Rest assured that she is now free of pain and her suffering has ended. This thought helped us both when Gill lost her mum to cancer and her dad to a stroke/heart attack. That last bein more poignent as he was living with us at the time.
Paul & Gill

skewey
skewey  831 forum posts England
12 Apr 2010 - 8:04 PM

Thoughts are with you at this sad time.
Best wishes to you and your family Adrian.
Paul

TerryMcK
TerryMcK  571 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2010 - 9:39 PM

Adrian, my thoughts & sympathies are with you & your family on this day of sorrow.
Kind regards,
Terry

janty66
janty66  7 England
12 Apr 2010 - 9:48 PM

Sorry to hear your sad news. Our thoughts are with you and your family . Speak to you soon.
Jan & Andy

Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2010 - 8:33 PM

Very sorry to hear that.
My condolences.

tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85859 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2010 - 8:43 PM

Thankyou all for these kind words.

I have always been a big believer that life goes on and so it shall, but always with memories.

Adrian

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2010 - 9:31 PM

so sad for you and Michaela - mum/in law was very young but at the end of the day, it would seem this lady had no life to speak of and if you can remember (I am sure you do) the good times, take comfort from the fact you did all you could and mum/in law is now at peace - the suffering is no longer.
My thoughts are with you and the family and I offer my deepest sympathies and very best wishes for all you are faced with in the future.
Ann

tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85859 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2010 - 10:12 PM

Thankyou Ann

answersonapostcard
answersonapostcard Site Moderator 1012523 forum postsanswersonapostcard vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2010 - 11:27 AM

So very sorry to read about this news Adrian, my deepest sympathies to you and your family. K.

jonah794
jonah794  41723 forum posts United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2010 - 4:58 PM

Very sorry to read about it - all our wishes go out to your family Sad Perhaps you will see her again in many years to come Smile

tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85859 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2010 - 9:24 PM

Thankyou Kay & Jonah

MrsS
MrsS  74527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2010 - 5:54 PM

Two years to the day since I lost one of my good friends - just be there for each other, Adrian, and it will get easier

Fran, Paul & Beth

taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2010 - 6:55 PM

After seeing your cryptic message, I checked out your blog--- You are to be commended for giving loving care rght up to the end--- As others have mentioned, things will smooth out as time goes by-- Memories follow!
---sending good thought your way---- Jennnn

bppowell
bppowell  122124 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2010 - 9:18 PM

Sorry to here this Adrian.

Its very hard to deal with situations were you know they will not get better but still they fight on hoping.

At least she is at peace now.

Barry

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