Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Family Update

Early this morning my husband died.  Jim had entered the hospital through the Emergency Room late Sunday afternoon.  Yesterday he was moved to Intensive Care and we had hoped the crisis would pass, but it was not to be.  It was totally unexpected. His kidneys shut down and that led to other complications.

He had worked all last week and I had even gone to Keith's in Austin for a few days.  When I returned on Sunday he was complaining about being exhausted and I thought he might be anemic from the chemo.  He also had shortness of breath, so I took him to the ER and he was admitted.

I'm thankful that he went quickly and didn't suffer.  The kids are all here now and we're going to be making funeral plans tomorrow.  He will be buried in New Jersey.  We're all kind of in shock right now.

I haven't been reading E-mails and probably will end up going in and deleting in order to catch up.  Reid will be having a core needle biopsy this Friday and possibly surgery the following week. There's a lot going on.

I'll post updates here.  Things are pretty hectic right now.


  1. Oh dear God Betty I am so so so sorry. I hate that for you as I know you two were so close. I too am glad he went so fast and didn't suffer - in that department he was lucky. I really don't know what to say or do. Is there anything at all I can do for you to help? I mean it.I will pray of course. God be with you and all the boys. Love, hugs, and prayers. sandie

  2. I am so sorry to hear this Betty. I can't believe it happened so fast. I was going to write yesterday to see how you were doing because you hadn't written for a few days and I was thinking about you. Let me know if you need anything Betty. You and your boys have my deepest heartfelt condolences.

    Love, hugs, and prayers,

  3. Dear Betty.......I am so very sorry. Your family is so loving of each other. A glorious tribute to you and Jim. Tears are clouding my eyes so I'll say........ know you are dearly loved by your friends, too. prayers and love, Lindacc in Az

  4. Betty, I am so sorry for your and your family and yet I am relieved for him as I'm sure you are...:)JP

  5. Aunt Betty,

    We are thinking of you and your boys today and will see you soon.

    I pulled out my flower girl dress today and will always remember Uncle Jim as the most handsome man to ever wear Navy dress whites.

    Love to you all..


  6. Oh Betty, I'm so sorry. I read your first sentence several times, trying to absorb what you said....
    Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers....

  7. Oh Dear Betty. I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart pours out to you and the boys. I too am glad Jim did not suffer long, but I know that he will be missed terribly by you all. I do not have words to say. Saying everything WILL be all right does not make things better now. Let me know what I can so for you. I can come house sit if need be. Anything. Love to you all.

  8. oh Betty, I am so sorry for your loss ... I will keep you and your family in my heart and prayers ... i wish you all peace ...

  9. Betty, Betty, OMG! I am so very sorry to read this!

    Oh my friend.

    Sending along many, many prayers.

    I am so sorry to read this...at a loss for words at this moment.

    Blessings and peace to you all.

  10. Dear Betty, I come to you via Judie at the Rogue Artist. I am so sorry to hear of your husbands sudden passing. May God's peace be with you and give you comfort at this time.~Ames

    (Girl Raised in The South ~ rivahchick.blogspot.com)

  11. Dear Betty,
    I am so very sorry to hear the news about your sweet hubby. I am thinking of you and sending you lots of love and prayers.

  12. Dear Betty,
    I am so very sorry to hear the news about your sweet hubby. I am thinking of you and sending you lots of love and prayers.

  13. Betty I am so sorry to read this, my deepest condolances to you and your family. Sending out prayers to help you through this awful time. I am glad he went quickly and didn't have to spend a long time suffering though,
    Dolly hugs,

  14. Betty, that IS a lot to handle. I pray for strength for you and your family.

  15. Dear Betty
    I am so sad to read your lost your husband, Jim! I'm sure you are still in shock. The blessing is that he didn't suffer long. My deepest sympathy to you and your sons.

    Im am so sorry I haven't visited you blog in quite a while to give you my condolences earlier. Between trying to empty my Mother's house so we could sell it, and preperations for my daughter's wedding, I was behind in everything and not keeping up with blog reading so well.

    I'm so sad for your loss { Hugs}}}


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