Post # 1
They are in their mid 40’s. She had a chronic illness, i dont know what it was, but she had no immune system. They were never able to have children. She has already had 2 lung transplants. And the doctors never expected her to live this long.
Today they took her off the ventilator, after they made sure they brought their dog in (like their only child) for her to say goodbye. The family had be notified to say their goodbyes yesterday afternoon. My heart is broken for her to have to do that. For my coworker who is one of the most kind hearted and funny people i know. I just absolutely cannot imagine the greif he is going through. She was very accepting of her passing before she went. And my coworker said hes very happy shes no longer suffering.
I guess, besides getting this off my chest because i feel so sad about it, the point to this post is- tell the ones you love that you love them. Never take a day for granted. And squeeze your loved ones tight every chance you get. <3
Post # 3
@theEguarantee: I’m so sorry for your co-worker’s loss. I will say that I was incredibly touched that the Hospital allowed their dog to say goodbye. That must have given them both so much comfort when they really needed it.
Post # 4
He sounds like a wonderful man. Thank you for the reminder to hug those you love.
Post # 5
That is heartbreaking! I’m always so sad when stuff like that happens.
Post # 6
What a sad story.
Life is indeed short & precious… our number could be up at any time.
Agree we all need to not take our days and those of our Loved Ones for granted.
Post # 7
Absolutely do not take your loved ones for granted. Our coworker was hit by a car last summer while out walking (drunk driver at 6 AM – crazy). Her husband works here too, and it devastated everyone. She was such a wonderful, vibrant person and we all still think of her often. Life is precious, and whether you’re expecting it or not, don’t take a single day for granted.
My heart goes out to your workplace, and especially her family.
Post # 8
@LoggerHead91207: i agree. for some reason, i feel the most sad thinking about her having to tell her dog goodbye. besides the fact the dog was like the only child she had, the dog will know shes gone, but wont know why. and that is just heartwrenching to me.
thanks everyone for your thoughts. I know it has got to be the roughest thing in the world for him and his family right now.
Post # 9
🙁 I teared up a bit. I hate when stuff like this happens.
Hopefully she lived life to the fullest and didn’t have any regrets. I hope your coworker has the support he needs to get through this.