Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Brother died

My brother didn't feel well Monday, November 1st and called for an ambulance.  He had a seizure after losing consciousness on the way to hospital and his heart stopped.  They brought him back and put him on life support - respirator etc.  I drove from WA to Canada to see him and his two daughters.

On Wednesday night, a nurse told us that he was brain dead.... in a vegetative state.  I don't know whether to be glad that I got to spend a couple of days with him while I thought he was still alive or be angry that they kept him alive for me to hold the hand of a dead man.  So, the respirator was removed and he passed away early the following day... the 5th at 3:34am.

He was the baby of the family and was much to young to die.  The service is on Friday so I'll leave here at 5am to get on the 8:20am ferry, then drive 2+ hours up island to the small town where he lived.  Sad.

I have been quilting off and on and will post pictures of the blocks when I get over this.

1 comment:

  1. PJ, My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.