Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Hugs, Tears and Prayers for a Friend.

Sheila..
We love you.
I am lighting a candle for Stan, you and your whole family right now and will leave it burning throughout the day to remind me to pray all day for Stan to be free of pain and at peace.
You know....whenever you need me, I am ALWAYS here for you.
May God Bless you, my wonderful...WONDERFUL friend. <3 style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-style: italic;">Kim, you did it again. When I just saw the heading from yesterday's post I had a feeling you posted on behalf of my brother. I had tears rolling, before I even clicked on the link.

Sadly, yesterday was a long day of crying, crying, and more crying. I spent about 10 hours at my brother's house. We actually took him outside, even though he has been dillusional since Sunday. (Well, hillucinations started Friday night but we thought there might be a UTI since his iliostomy bag wasn't working.) Anyway, when I saw him yesterday morning he was not the same man I'd seen the prior weekend. Long story short, we upped his pain medication (a patch) and for the rest of the day and night he rested well. From all indications (Hospice and my niece, who used to work as an aide) my only brother will probably pass away today. It kills me to write those words, but he has fought so hard from his colon cancer and definitely deserves a break and some peace.

THANK YOU, as always, Kim. You such a wonderful cyber friend. And THANK YOU to everyone who has, or will, be praying for my brother and his family.

Love,
Shiela

***Update At 10:51 AM**

I received an e-mail from Miss Sheila and this is what she left in comments.
I, personally would like to thank you all so much for the prayers and well wishes.
Sheila and I, though we have never met, have been friends for years and years.
She has followed us throughout Kody's cancer journey and Kyle James' too.
She has always been there for me and I will always be there for her.
That is what friendship and true compassion are all about...and honestly, I feel it is what makes the world a beautiful place.

Sheila's entry...


Kim, I received a phone call at 9:10 that my brother, Stan, passed away 8:55. I can't thank you enough for your posts, your care, your friendship, and your love.

Please keep that candle burning. (And I couldn't help but notice that your post was at almost the exact time I got my call. Ironic? I think not!)

I'm headed over to his house now. He passed at home.

MUCH LOVE & THANKS,
SHIELA

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kim, I received a phone call at 9:10 that my brother, Stan, passed away 8:55. I can't thank you enough for your posts, your care, your friendship, and your love.

Please keep that candle burning. (And I couldn't help but notice that your post was at almost the exact time I got my call. Ironic? I think not!)

I'm headed over to his house now. He passed at home.

MUCH LOVE & THANKS,
SHIELA

Anonymous said...

Prayers being said for Shiela and her family. I am sorry to hear abour your loss.
A friend in Missouri,
Jill

Jenner said...

Sending prayers to Sheila & her family. I'm so sorry. With love, Jen from WI

rocketbear said...

Sheila ~ I'm so sorry for the pain you and your family have endured. I hope your brother is at peace. I'm sure he knew how much you all loved him.

My best friend's mom succumbed to cancer after a three year battle on Friday. The pain of watching someone you love being taken by that evil disease is the worst. I hope you all are able to find some comfort in your memories of his life and carry his love in your hearts forever.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, everyone, for your kind words. Isn't Kim wonderful to dedicate an entry to someone she's never met? That surely tells me what kind of person she is.

While this will be a difficult time for all of us, I am comforted by the fact that Stan is now cancer-free. He fought such a battle, but it was just not meant to be.

Thanks, again, KIM and everyone else too.

Love,
Shiela

Amy said...

Praying for you Sheila.

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