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My sister was taken by ambulance a short while ago. She's been complaining
of severe headache for the past several days. I came over for dinner last night
and decided to stay the night. I was up very early this morning and she got
up about an hour after I got up, complaining her head was still hurting.

She sat down on the floor stating it made her feel a little better but sort
of collapsed shortly there after and was vomiting. I woke my brother-in-law
and long story short, we called an ambulance and they took her to the hospital.

He just called me and said he's waiting on a neurologist but they think she
has some sort of bleeding on the brain. That's all I know right now.
I'm asking you to think of Wanda in your prayers and thoughts.
I know they help and I'm living proof of that.

Hugs and thanks,

Jim

miss maggie
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Dear Jim,

Please know, I am praying for your sister Wanda. Please, please let us know the correct DX,
and how she is doing.

Love Maggie

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Jim,
We are certainly praying for your sister. I am certainly not a Dr.(thank goodness or my CSN name would be GOD #1),but I have heard of the diagnosis your sister has. I can not recall the name they use,but my uncle and his daughter had it. It seemed a vessel in the brain began to leak. It was not a stroke,which is a good thing.This all happened years ago with them. Today,in most cases they can repair the damage. John

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Jim,
Wishing and praying hard for you and your sister. ((((BIG HUG))))
Cat

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Jim,

Big prayers for Wanda and your entire family. Thank goodness you were right there and acted on this quickly, I'm sure that's a good thing.

Love,
Donna

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I just got off the phone with Philip (Wanda's husband) and things don't look good
and he suggested I come to the hospital. She's in Neuro ICU and unconcious.
I'm getting ready to head over there. Keep praying and/or sending positive thoughts.

I'm trying hard not to blubber rignt now (not very successfully).

Jim

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Sweet Jim

I am praying for your sister, Wanda. What a scary turn of events for your family.
Thank God that you and Phillip were home with her and called the ambulance.

Please keep us posted as you find time.

((((Hugs)))) I wish I could lend you my shoulder to cry on. But the miles seem to seperate us. I am there with you in spirit and strength....

Lisha

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Jim I will be praying for your sister Wanda, please be strong and let us know what happens. Really Sorry Jim sending a warm hug via internet.

Sincerely,
Liz

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Hi Jim,
I'm so sorry! Your sister is in my prayers and so are you. Hang in there and let us know how it's going. You know we are "ALWAYS" here for you. Love...Sue (FNHL-2-3a-6/10)

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She's still unconscious, and on life support. She had two
brain aneurysms evidently. Prognosis is not good but there is hope.
They shaved part of her head and have a line draining fluid/blood
from her brain. Her brain is not regulating body temperature so they
have been alternating between warming and cooling her body to try
to keep her temperature within normal. I think it got as high as
106 at one point today.

I don't think she's suffering as she is unaware and I'm thankful for that.
I'm not giving up and I believe miracles happen so keep the prayers and
positive thoughts coming...

Thank you so much.

Jim

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Jom,
We are here for you and your family. John

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Jim

Continued prayers for your sister. I believe in miracles too..

As John said, we are here for you...

Lisha

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Oh man Jim, really sorry to hear what your family is going through. Please stay strong for your nieces and brother in law, although I know it can be tough. I will be praying to God that your sister gets well. Sending a warm hug from TX.

Sincerely,
Liz

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Prayers ascending!

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Praying for your sister Wanda, my friend, stay positive..... Vinny

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I spoke with my brother in law and niece this morning.
They ran some relex tests on Wanda last night and took her off
life support briefly. She was non responsive in all cases.

I think they plan to try it again today. In my heart I "feel" she
is gone. I don't mean that to sound negative or without hope,
it's just how I woke up this morning and what I felt and that
was before any phone calls. I'm amazingly calm and peaceful
right now considering. I have no idea where that is coming from.

I suppose it's a coping/defense mechanism. I'm not giving up -
I think if she wants to come back, she will so let's keep praying
and sending positive thoughts.

I need to feed my sister's dogs and get ready to head to
the hospital. Thank you for all your support and prayers.

Jim

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Hi Jim,
Thank you for checking in. Your sisters condition has been on my mind since you shared what happened yesterday. My prayers will continue for all of you today and hopefully you will be able to share positive news as the day progresses. God bless you Jim and keep the faith. If you need anything,we will be waiting right here for you. Hugs and love...Sue

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Jim I’m so so sorry to hear your update. My heart aches that you are going through this. Brain injuries are all unique and only time will tell. Sometimes they can hear, but can’t respond. Please talk to her, tell her all the things you want and need her to know. As hard as it may be, it might be a good time for your wonderful sense of humor. Tell her some of your funny stories or times that you've shared together. Your feeling of “she’s gone” could be a temporary thing. I’m praying harder for you and your family.
Luv & Hugs
Cat

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Continued prayers for Wanda.

(((Hugs)))

Lisha

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Jim,

Thank you for updating us, I'm so sorry. We'll all keep the positive thoughts heading your way. You're all in our prayers.

Donna

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My sister was officially pronounced this morning.

She was an organ donor so they are maintaining the body to test
and find matches for those in need for donor organs.
Hospital and organ donor staff had a short service and
raised a flag in front of the hospital in her honor this
afternoon at 2:00pm. Her daughter Tosha (who usually did her hair)
cut her beautiful long hair to be donated to "Locks of Love".
We had a short prayer service in her room afterwards lead by Tosha's husband.

The remains will be cremated after organ and tissue harvesting is completed - which was my sister's wish. Tentative plans are to have a memorial service some time after Christmas.

This was all very sudden and to the best of my knowledge, Wanda did not suffer
and for that I'm grateful.

She had a deep love of and extraordinary gift with animals and was widely known for this.
A very kind and giving person, she will be dearly missed.

It breaks my heart to have to share this news with you but
my baby sister is gone. I'm so proud of her for being so kind,
thoughtful and selfless in donating her organs/body to those in need.

Jim

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Jim

I am so sorry to learn of your dear sweet sister's passing. Your description of her is truly moving. What an amazing woman. Please find strength in knowing that she is at peace and did not suffer.

Continued prayers for her family and for you, as you all move forward during this very difficult time.

My heart is heavy....

Lisha

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Oh man Jim, I am so sorry to hear of your sisters passing. I know how hard it is to lose someone we love at this time of year. My heart and prayers go out to your family. I write this with tears in my eyes and wish it wasn't so.

Rest easy knowing she wasn't in pain.

Beth

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My heart hurts for you Jim and I'm so very very sorry Wanda did not pull through. God had his own plan and she is in his loving arms now. I'm just so sad, my stomach is in a knot and I can't find the right words to express. I just wish I could give you a big warm hug my friend. We are all here for you and will continue to keep you and your family in our prayers. Much love to you...Sue

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Dear Jim,

I am so very sorry for your loss. So suddently and unexpected.

Jim, you were blessed to have such a wonderful and kind sister. I always
believed, the ones that care deeply for animals and their causes are angels
on earth. I know you will cherish Wanda's memory, hopefully this will ease
the burden of your loss.

You and your family are in my prayers. Love Maggie

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My Dear friend Jim,
I was deeply saddened by the news about the passing of your sister Wanda, I'm really, really sorry Jim for your loss. Words cannot explain the sadness that I'm feeling for your family at this moment. Please remember that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Sincerely,
Liz

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Jim
My deepest sympathy to you and your family on the tragic loss of your beloved sister Wanda. So hard to bear.

What a wonderful legacy that she is an organ donor! Special lady.

Prayers and hugs,

Donna

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It's raining in my heart, I'm very sad to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. We are here for you.
Cat

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Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let Your perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

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Jim,
There is nothing I can add to what the others have said. I am so sorry this happened. Prayers are with you. John

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Jim, so sorry for your loss......Vinny

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They have already done a successful liver transplant for a recipient
and have two recipients lined up for kidney transplants from my sister's
organ donation. I'm so happy she's making someone's Christmas so bright
with this generosity.

We will have Christmas at her daughter's house as planned and though
it will be difficult at times, we will make the best of it.

My family requests I send "Thanks" to you for all your previous and
ongoing prayers and thoughts for us during this time.

Jim

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Hi Jim,
What wonderful gifts that will make such a difference in other peoples lives. Wanda was indeed a very special lady. I hope you and the family will be able to sit around and share all of your fond memories of Wanda and in some way it will make the holidays a bit more bearable. God bless you all. Love...Sue (FNHL-2-3a-6/10)

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Jim,
We are still here and always will be for you and your family. I just can't imagine what you are going thru at this time. I know it is hell to say the least. Just trying to remember the good times sometimes makes it worse. I know because I have been thru that. It makes you realize how much you really miss someone. We will all be strong for you. John

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It's a work in progress...

♥ Sweet Wanda ♥

http://www.forevermissed.com/wanda-dillon/

Thank you all for your kind words and prayers.

I'm getting ready to go to her daughter's house for Christmas.

I hurt so bad but I'm dealing with it. Hopefully the merriment
and excited giggles of the grandkids will cheer us up.

Thanks again, Merry Christmas and hugs,

Jim

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Merry Christmas Jim. I know how much you hurt, but hang in there sweetie!

Take care honey,
Beth

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Hi Jim,
I'm thinking of you and will keep you in my prayers to get through the evening and tomorrow. Hang in there and remember we are here for you. Love...Sue

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