To AKY, with love - page 5
Good Evening, I just wanted to tell you that I am thinking about you, as are many others. You always have a kind word and a shoulder for me when I need it. You are always there to give advice or... Read More
Oct 13, '13Occupation: Information Technology Director Specialty: 20 year(s) of experience in Software Engineer, Programmer, Strategist ; From: NJ, US ; Joined: Feb '07; Posts: 8,025; Likes: 6,225so sorry to hear this ... ((((HUGS))))
Oct 13, '13Occupation: RN Specialty: 34 year(s) of experience in L & D; Postpartum ; From: US ; Joined: Nov '99; Posts: 9,721; Likes: 11,860Many of us have suffered the loss of loved ones in the past year or so.......knowing how I felt makes me feel like I know some of what you are feeling. Maybe you find the peace he now knows.
Oct 13, '13Occupation: retired From: US ; Joined: Jun '08; Posts: 7,997; Likes: 23,032Jim was a special person. Special to me, of course. He was a criminal defense attorney. He also was the author of a legal reference book, updated yearly. He raised 3 wonderful children. I have grown to appreciate even the one who had such problems with me over the past weeks. He provided free legal help to many. He gave a hand up to so many. There were so many lives he changed by his presence.
I miss him and know that will continue for a long time. We were fortunate to find each other and share 3 years together.
I know I could not have gotten through all of this, especially the second time, were it not for all of you. Your support and caring shines like a beacon for me. I come here for strength and courage. You provide something that no other "resource" can.
The nurses, doctors, and all the staff was wonderful to me all the way through. I would leave the hospital and seek this thread and connect with friends on facebook at all hours of the night. This gave me the ability to go back and be there for him again.
His death is attributed to ventilator related staph pneumonia, a complication of his seizures, med needs to control them and his new stroke.
Again, I am humbled by your abilities to support someone so well who you have never met and many times see things from a different POV. Proof that humanity is stronger than any political view point. God Bless each and every one of you.
Oct 13, '13Specialty: 12 year(s) of experience ; From: US ; Joined: Jun '05; Posts: 1,030; Likes: 1,759Dear AKY,
I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. May God gently hold you and yours in the palm of His loving hands.
A friend from afar,
Oct 13, '13Joined: Apr '02; Posts: 31,898; Likes: 20,728Many hugs, dear.
So very, very sad to hear this.
Sounds like all that could be done for him was done.
I grieve with you.
Oct 13, '13Joined: Nov '01; Posts: 5,250; Likes: 4,136I wish I could give you a big hug right now. I'm so very sorry to hear about Jim's passing.
Take heart that he was surrounded by the people who loved him and is no longer suffering.
I pray that you and your family may heal and find peace. I'm so sorry.
Oct 13, '13Occupation: "Exploring my options" ;) Specialty: 30 year(s) of experience in Alzheimer's, Geriatrics, Chem. Dep. ; From: US ; Joined: Apr '03; Posts: 11,245; Likes: 8,514Quote from aknottedyarnAKY you have been so "there" for all of us too. It is impossible for us not to love and care about you! So sad, thinking how recently you went flea marketing and etc together. You are such a teacher of how to get through grief, the main one being leaning on others and talking about it. We're here!!Again, I am humbled by your abilities to support someone so well who you have never met and many times see things from a different POV. Proof that humanity is stronger than any political view point. God Bless each and every one of you.
Oct 13, '13Joined: Jan '09; Posts: 5,390; Likes: 10,366AKY,
Sometimes it's just not up to us to decide, but only to do the best with what each day brings. Take comfort in knowing that the weight of all this sickness has been lifted from him. It's gone now - try to let it be lifted off of you too
Oct 14, '13From: US ; Joined: Nov '08; Posts: 1,670; Likes: 3,313I don't have adequate words to say; but I see Esme found some old familiar smilies that can speak for me. Take care, dear friend.
Oct 14, '13Joined: Sep '09; Posts: 759; Likes: 1,385AKY,
Many prayers being said for you and SO. In the end , what more can we ask for then to die peacefully surrounded by loved ones? I am thinking about you. XO, cc
Oct 14, '13Joined: Oct '08; Posts: 10,099; Likes: 11,602His life made a difference to a great many people, both personally and professionally. I remember when my dad died suddenly and the bar association held a memorial service for him. It was a combination of a career overview and the other lawyers remembering stories about him and some of his more oddball cases.
If you can remember Jim as the many people he was, it will help keep his memory alive. He lives on in your collective souls and in your
individual memories. He's your angel who watches down on you now.
Oct 14, '13Occupation: RN in Ophthalmology ambulatory surgery center Specialty: 6 year(s) of experience in Ambulatory Surgery, Ophthalmology, Tele ; From: US ; Joined: Dec '08; Posts: 3,679; Likes: 5,747Oh (((((AKY)))))) :hug I just heard. Many virtual hugs for you, take care my friend. You are still in my thoughts and prayers, praying for comfort, strength, rest and peace for you. You are not alone, we love you like a Sister.