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angela

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#81879
Mar 6, 2013
 
Okay, wait, your husband's father died? I kept thinking it was his GRANDfather!

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#81880
Mar 6, 2013
 
Jess in NJ wrote:
<quoted text>The boys are going to be really upset and I am upset on their behalf. My husband just called to say that he died and my heart is breaking for him. I have to respect the way his family does things because they are traditionalists, but Ry was able to say goodbye to my Grandfather in hospice (I know that was a little different, but still) and I think it is an important part of the transition process to be able to say goodbye if possible.

To answer RACE's question, my husband is going to tell them tonight when he gets home. He is heading over to the funeral home with his mom right now. They are going to have a Friday wake and a Saturday funeral. I don't know if we are going to keep the kids home from school - I guess that will be their call.
I'm so sorry to hear that. You and your family are in my thoughts.

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#81881
Mar 7, 2013
 
I feel helpless. The people I love most are in so much pain and there is so little I can do to comfort them. Ry kept drawing pictures of broken hearts last night. I told him that drawing pictures or writing stories are good things to do.

My husband can't sleep. His father lost consciousness 5 minutes before he got to the hospital and never regained it. He feels like he was asked to make the decision about whether or not to take drastic measures to save his father's life, though there was no real decision to make because his body was failing and if a machine could keep him alive it would not be for very long.

Today, we will just be thankful for supportive family and friends.

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Braidwood, IL

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Mar 7, 2013
 

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Braidwood, IL

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#81883
Mar 7, 2013
 
Jess in NJ wrote:
I feel helpless.
Normal to feel that way.
Jess in NJ wrote:
The people I love most are in so much pain and there is so little I can do to comfort them.
Showing love and support is a great deal of comfort for them.

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#81884
Mar 7, 2013
 
Were here for ya! If ya want we can start talking about intergalactic liberal aliens and their plan to put our planet on welfare for votes in the Federation.
Jess in NJ wrote:
I feel helpless. The people I love most are in so much pain and there is so little I can do to comfort them. Ry kept drawing pictures of broken hearts last night. I told him that drawing pictures or writing stories are good things to do.
My husband can't sleep. His father lost consciousness 5 minutes before he got to the hospital and never regained it. He feels like he was asked to make the decision about whether or not to take drastic measures to save his father's life, though there was no real decision to make because his body was failing and if a machine could keep him alive it would not be for very long.
Today, we will just be thankful for supportive family and friends.

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#81885
Mar 7, 2013
 
I thought we missed the bad weather when it didn't storm yesterday like they had predicted, but I see snowflakes outside! How's the weather for you guys?

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Evanston IL

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Mar 7, 2013
 
Jess in NJ wrote:
I thought we missed the bad weather when it didn't storm yesterday like they had predicted, but I see snowflakes outside! How's the weather for you guys?
Sunny today. And they're predicting temps in the 50's for the weekend, so after the 10" of snow we just got it's going to become nice and sloppy 'round here.

I came feel spring trying to bust out. It's the birds; they're back and chirpping up a storm in the mornings.

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Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

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#81887
Mar 7, 2013
 
RACE wrote:
Were here for ya! If ya want we can start talking about intergalactic liberal aliens and their plan to put our planet on welfare for votes in the Federation.
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Been watching too much Clone Wars, haven't you?

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#81888
Mar 7, 2013
 
HA, had to google that. Never heard of it, but star wars was not my thing anyway.
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Been watching too much Clone Wars, haven't you?

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#81889
Mar 7, 2013
 
It's FREEZING! Flippin 55 degrees, I have a space heater cranked up under my desk! Great sleeping weather, but no fun to work in.
Jess in NJ wrote:
I thought we missed the bad weather when it didn't storm yesterday like they had predicted, but I see snowflakes outside! How's the weather for you guys?

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#81890
Mar 7, 2013
 
Building is flooded -- west side of all nine floors. our plotter room is in serious trouble. Network is being taken down any sec, we'll lose internet, email, and they'r going to shut the power to the building down for a while. Taking the stairs up 7 flights nearly killed me.

Se eyou all later sometime today!:)

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#81891
Mar 7, 2013
 
Freezing? Heh. It was 9 degrees when I left home this morning, but we'll peak at 34 today!!

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#81892
Mar 7, 2013
 
From what? Snow or water main?
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Building is flooded -- west side of all nine floors. our plotter room is in serious trouble. Network is being taken down any sec, we'll lose internet, email, and they'r going to shut the power to the building down for a while. Taking the stairs up 7 flights nearly killed me.
Se eyou all later sometime today!:)

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#81893
Mar 7, 2013
 
I just remembered, last night I dreamed that is snowed here.
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Freezing? Heh. It was 9 degrees when I left home this morning, but we'll peak at 34 today!!

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Bloomington, IL

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#81894
Mar 7, 2013
 
Jess in NJ wrote:
I feel helpless. The people I love most are in so much pain and there is so little I can do to comfort them. Ry kept drawing pictures of broken hearts last night. I told him that drawing pictures or writing stories are good things to do.
My husband can't sleep. His father lost consciousness 5 minutes before he got to the hospital and never regained it. He feels like he was asked to make the decision about whether or not to take drastic measures to save his father's life, though there was no real decision to make because his body was failing and if a machine could keep him alive it would not be for very long.
Today, we will just be thankful for supportive family and friends.
Poor Ry :(. Hugs to you all.

I hope your husband is able to find peace soon. I'm sure he did the right thing.

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Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

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#81895
Mar 7, 2013
 
angela wrote:
Sorry, Jess.:(
i remember when my grandpa died, it was all about me (I was 12, first loss of my life). I didn't get why my mom was so upset though. She's a grownup (she was 32). Shouldn't she have a better grip on things?
Sorryfor being a clueless 12yo, mom.
I remember being about 7 and seeing my grandma cry at my great-grandfather's funeral. I was totally weirded out by that, thinking "Didn't she realize he was super old?" and then some time later realizing "Ohmygod, that's her DAD." And then I felt horrible.

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#81896
Mar 7, 2013
 
PEllen wrote:
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We don't have open caskets at Jewish funerals. The family is allowed to say good bye privately before the casket is closed, if they want to. I never saw my grandparents in their caskets nor my one uncle who died.
The first open casket wake I attended was of a much older gentleman who had sort of professionally adopted me and ran professional interference for me when I was still in grad school. I reacted like Squishy even more because I had been to visit him in the hospital what turned out to be the day before he died.
My mom's side of the family is trending towards cremation with no open casket, and let me tell you, the difference is like night and day for me. Instead of being a shaking nervous wreck, I was able to, dare I say, enjoy the visitations of my mom, grandparents, and second cousin. There were pictures up, you just kind of milled around and talked to people. Took a lot of the weirdness out of it all.

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Mar 7, 2013
 
Matilda77 wrote:
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I remember being about 7 and seeing my grandma cry at my great-grandfather's funeral. I was totally weirded out by that, thinking "Didn't she realize he was super old?" and then some time later realizing "Ohmygod, that's her DAD." And then I felt horrible.
That was your grandma's cue to start hoarding!

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Mar 7, 2013
 
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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That was your grandma's cue to start hoarding!
How do you flood 9 floord of a building in MN in March?

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