Wednesday, February 07, 2007


I didn’t do much commenting yesterday but I feel like I spent much of the afternoon watching Theresa. Kay is a good friend of mine; yesterday her mother had a massive stroke. Although she was in her early 80 she was active, lived alone and drove. She was on her way to the doctor for a routine visit yesterday morning when she must have felt something was wrong. She pulled in to a parking lot where someone found her slumped over the wheel and called 911.

Today while I was at the hospital Kay could not say enough about the nurses that had helped them get through the past 36 hours. She spoke of the gentleness they showed not only to her mother but to the whole family who gathered in shocked sadness. I did think of Theresa as I watched these special women. I guess none of these were actually Theresa but that’s the way I picture her. Kay’s mother passed away shortly after I left the hospital I am glad she and the family were surrounded by the love and support of the nurses.

Written by PK at 8:54 PM



At 8:47 AM, Blogger Theresa said...

I am glad those special ones were there to help your friend's family.

I will keep them in my prayers.


At 11:46 AM, Blogger grace said...

I'm so sorry for your friend and her family. This sounds almost like my Grandmas story. BUT, my Grandma made it to the doctors office and was in the waiting room. She was also in her early 80's.

Nurses are angels, no doubt about it. I'll keep you're friends family in my prayers.


At 4:15 PM, Blogger MaggieDear said...

PK, I'm sorry for you and your friend. And to Theresa, thanks for being on of the 'special' ones. :)


At 4:47 PM, Blogger Paul said...

PK, indeed a sad story, where would we be without the ones who care, we are blessed with and by them!!!
PK my thoughts are with your friends.
Warm hugs,

At 9:49 PM, Blogger Caryagal said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with your friend and her family and you too. Nurses especially hospice ones are some of the best in the world. My dad had a sudden stroke mom found him under the computer where he was re-wiring. After 6 weeks and 1 week in hospice he passed away. The nurses were wonderful and many of the doctors were too. I know with my son through every up and down the nurses, and all the specialists and doctors were wonderful for his 12 weeks here with us. I couldn't have made it without them. They are so very very special.


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At 2:28 PM, Blogger A.S.S. said...

A blessing that she was able to stop her car... and that the nurses are so kind and giving. Strokes are so terrible though. Very sad. We'll pray for the best.

~T & S

At 5:27 PM, Blogger CIN-D-GIRL said...

PK, many soft thoughts for you, your friend and her family. Warm hugs.


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