Dec 06, 2009 - 1:52 am
My dear friends,
Just a quick note to let all my caring friends here know that Roy passed away Saturday night at the hospital. From what, we don't know (it wasn't the cancer or the esophageal surgery). The doctors don't know, they told us that. An autopsy might help, they said.
When we came in to see him this morning, the doctors told us it didn't look good, his blood pressure kept dropping. They were going to take him for a CT scan to see if anything was going on inside him that was causing his blood pressure to be dropping so fast. Then they determined that they couldn't wait for the CT results, they would just take him for surgery. After prepping the OR, the doctor said just the trip to the OR was too dangerous for him, he probably would die in the elevator. So, believe it or not, they did the operation in his room! They said he probably wouldn't survive the surgery, but he did. They found nothing in any of his organs to give them any clues as to what was happening. So they told us we should all say our good-byes and sit by his bedside with him. Our three kids and their spouses and his brother and two sisters were there.
He died very peacefully at 10:23 pm. We are all going to miss him dearly. He was so loved by us all and he loved everyone of us.
I'm sorry my story is so grim and graphic, but I needed to tell all of you, who without your help, I would have never made it this far. I appreciate all the love, support and prayers from everyone on this site (and Roy did, too).
I will continue to keep all of you in my prayers and I will still keep in touch, my dear friends.
Love from me & Roy