Tuesday, October 20, 2009


From: Linda
Subject: Mom
Date: October 20, 2009 4:00:32 PM EDT
To: Gwen

Hi kDish:

Mom died around 6:20 this morning. I had spent the night at the hospital and am so happy that I was with her.

I woke up around 5:30 and heard her breathing slow. I went over and told her I loved her; then her breathing stopped. I thought, "How perfect," and then she started breathing again and her morphine alarm went off. So a nurse came and replaced the morphine cartridge, and I said, "She's breathing less and less." About 6:20 I woke up again and heard no breathing, so I went over to her and stayed by her for awhile. Her forehead was still very warm–but I really had the feeling she had stopped breathing. So I went out and got the nurse, who came in and listened to her heart and pulse and nodded at me that she had died.

We haven't planned a service yet, but I'll let you know about it when we do. I just wanted to tell you what's going on–I'm fine, Tom's here, Aggles is running around taking care of details ... I'm so glad that Mom isn't suffering and fighting anymore.