Saturday, April 25, 2009

Hello my friends---I'm sad and my heart hurts.

Hello fellow bloggers. I had to drive in late last night because my Best Friend had the last rites this morning and they let me in at 10:30pm to visit since he doesn't have any family except for a niece. He was a little responsive to me and when I asked him to squeeze my hand if he knew it was Pat, he squeezed very hard and I broke down. Had there not been a room mate, the nurse was going to set it up for me to stay the night with him so he wouldn't die alone. He doesn't have much time and I am so sad right now. I was not going to come home at all until Tuesday, but I couldn't live with myself if he died without telling him I loved him and goodbye. I will be going back very early in the morning, so I should be getting some sleep. Please keep Donald in your prayers, as his family have all passed on. Of the 22 years we have been here, he has spent 18 Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter with us as family---he is only 65 years young.

My sil and I have worked very hard this week and accomplished so much for the garage sale. We have bonded and are very close now and would joke every time we emptied another box. We still are finding some really nice things. We have it decorated like a store and hope to get finished in about 2 to 3 weeks, then we can rest for 2 before the big day. I hope I can remember to take pictures of the before and after we started emptying boxes.

I was very ill on Monday and stayed in bed most of the day. My injections make me sick the day after so I was prepared for it, but it felt like the worst flu I ever had and with the swine flu talk going around, I will probably stay cooped up as I don't have the immune system to fight something like that.

Well it's late and I really need to get some rest but will try to come back after returning from The Camelot where my friend Donald is staying---it's not a nursing home per say, but a very beautiful medical facility instead of a hospital. I wish you all a very Happy Weekend. The weather here is beautiful and I am enjoying living in the country while I can. It does feel strange living there all alone, but I have visitors just about every day, so it's not so bad. Hope to see you again before I leave. I miss all of you and trying to find Internet service. Love and hugs, Pat


Connie said...

You brought tears to my eyes and streaming down my cheeks, sweetpea. I can't imagine dying alone and you are a saint for staying with him. You have to be a very special person to be able to do what you are at the moment! Bless your sweet heart, chick!

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

Pat, so sorry to hear about your friend. I will be keeping him in prayer as well as you.

Hugs :)


The Urban Chic said...

Thanks Connie and Irma for your wonderful words of comfort. I visited him again for 3 hours and got him to eat a small amount of pudding, but his kidneys are shutting down, so it's just a matter of time now that he will go and meet Our Lord. Pat