My uncle died last night

  1. I am at my cousins house. My wonderful uncle went to the hospital a week ago. He was the entertainer of the ER and ICU until getting worse. He had CHF & pneumonia. He was intubated on a ventilator.
    He was writing legible notes wanting the tube out,
    He began bleeding so he was taken off the Plavix and asa he had taken for years.
    Tuesday evening they did an echocardiogram. It showed significant blockage in his coronaries and large clots in his aorta.
    They waited until all his kids were there, and my aunt to extubate him. He talked and talked for a while. I was on a plane.
    He lived all day. I was able to see him, but he wasn't awake.
    It was really this morning soon after midnight.
    The nurses, RN & LPN were wonderful. My cousin told me how they were keept abreast of what was going on. One ICU nurse helped the doctor deal with HIS decision.
    He never had to survive a child. He and my aunt were married more than 60 years.

    Oh well, I have to blow my nose.
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  2. 26 Comments

  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    OH dear I am so sorry to read this, Spacenurse. My condolences and heart go out to you and your entire family. (((gentle hugs my gentle friend))) I am glad the nursing staff were so wonderful....that is some consolation,yes? You are in my thoughts, Spacenurse.
  4. by   Sadie04
    (((((((((((((((Spacenurse))))))))))))))))) My thoughts are with you and your family
  5. by   leslie :-D
    (((((((spacenurse)))))- i am so very sorry; i know how devoted you are to your family.
    please accept my heartfelt condolences.

    leslie xo
  6. by   eltrip
    (((((Spacenurse)))))

    My thoughts & prayers are with you.
  7. by   talaxandra
    I'm so sorry for your loss.
  8. by   DDRN4me
    my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
  9. by   chris_at_lucas_RN
    As we find ourselves gathered around yet another of our number who is hurting, and we feel the hurt ourselves, I am reminded with gratitude just how much a community we are.

    I believe it is only a temporary separation, but that would be me.

    Take care, spacenurse. You are in my heart and my prayers.
  10. by   Roy Fokker
    My condolences spacenurse.

    I trust his passing wasn't painful....
  11. by   jnette
    I'm so deeply sorry, Space...

    I know he will be sorely missed. My sincerest condolences.


    (((((((((((((((((((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))))))) ))))))))))))
  12. by   z's playa
    {{{{{{{{spacenurse}}}}}}}}}}} I'm truly sorry for you and your family. Know that you will be in my prayers today.



  13. by   BeachNurse
    Quote from spacenurse
    I am at my cousins house. My wonderful uncle went to the hospital a week ago. He was the entertainer of the ER and ICU until getting worse. He had CHF & pneumonia. He was intubated on a ventilator.
    He was writing legible notes wanting the tube out,
    He began bleeding so he was taken off the Plavix and asa he had taken for years.
    Tuesday evening they did an echocardiogram. It showed significant blockage in his coronaries and large clots in his aorta.
    They waited until all his kids were there, and my aunt to extubate him. He talked and talked for a while. I was on a plane.
    He lived all day. I was able to see him, but he wasn't awake.
    It was really this morning soon after midnight.
    The nurses, RN & LPN were wonderful. My cousin told me how they were keept abreast of what was going on. One ICU nurse helped the doctor deal with HIS decision.
    He never had to survive a child. He and my aunt were married more than 60 years.

    Oh well, I have to blow my nose.

    Spacenurse, I am so very sorry for your loss. I am glad that you had good nurses there and that your uncle was able to be with his loved ones.

    (((((HUGS))))))
  14. by   NursesRmofun
    Sorry about your loss. Handing a tissue over.....

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