Sep 21, 2012 - 1:30 pm
My heart is so very heavy as I write this message among all my tears. I watched as my dear, sweet brother took his last breath last night 8 hours after being removed from the ventilator. He passed away at 7:40pm 9/20/12 surrounded by love. It was very difficult for both his wife Isabel and me. There is no way to ever prepare for this sort of thing. The only comfort I have is that he is forever rid of this ugly disease that was eating him up and robbing him of his last breath and the ability to eat. The odds were against us from the very beginning. We never had a chance because it was discovered too late and everything was complicated. It had already entered his lungs before we could figure out what was going on, that alone made everything done an uphill climb. It would not have mattered where we were or who we saw, this would have been the utlimate outcome.
Our belssing were great as it did go quickly and he suffered for only 3 months before it took him over. It is just very hard for anyone to know you have no chance or hope. We always and never gave up on hope, but never had a chance. That is a hard thing to except especially for all of us.
I was comforted knowing all of you were thinking and praying for us. We felt all of your positive energy coming our way. Thank you again for all of the messages posted and private. I also received a very nice personal email from William to my home email. It is very sad his great and vast knowlege has been removed from this site. I found it very helpful throughout my long and painful journey.
Love and prayers to all of you. Gail