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Grandma - the email I didn't want to get

From: Lucas, John A
To: "Alex (business)", Stephanie Lucas
Date: Jan 31, 2006 8:52 AM
Subject: The message we've been dreading

Mom got a call from Tricia, the hospice nurse. Grandma either has died or is expected to do so today. I do not have further details. Mom, of course, is driving down in an hour or so. I am at work today. When more information and plans are known, one of us will be in touch.


I am very glad I stayed longer than I had planned when I visited her on Sunday.

This was a shock to come in to this morning. She had looked comparatively good on Sunday, and I was planning to be back on Saturday, and we were tentatively planning things into the following week. I would have guessed this would be 3-4 weeks from now.

I'm afraid this is not going to be a very productive day for me.

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swimpaddlz
Jan. 31st, 2006 02:38 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry Steph...today is actually the 2 year anniversary of my grandmother's death, so I know what you're going through today. it's rough. grandmothers are important people. **big hug**
collacentaur
Jan. 31st, 2006 02:47 pm (UTC)
Thanks.
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collacentaur
Jan. 31st, 2006 02:47 pm (UTC)
Thanks.
turtle_morn
Jan. 31st, 2006 02:41 pm (UTC)
*hugs* Thinking about you...

Anything you need?
collacentaur
Jan. 31st, 2006 02:47 pm (UTC)
To be able to pretend I didn't get this information, so I can concentrate on doing my job?

At the moment, the people-are-listening hugs are probably what I need most.
leftsphenoid
Jan. 31st, 2006 02:50 pm (UTC)
*hug*
anything else i can do, just let me know.
collacentaur
Jan. 31st, 2006 03:11 pm (UTC)
Thanks.

Right now, I'm just waiting to be told what I can do.
daernhelm
Jan. 31st, 2006 03:08 pm (UTC)
Hang in there. You know my number if you need to talk. Be safe.

*HUGS*
collacentaur
Jan. 31st, 2006 03:12 pm (UTC)
Yep.

I know you're crazy busy right now, but if there's any way you can come (once we figure out the arrangements) it would mean a lot to me.
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tristam
Jan. 31st, 2006 03:15 pm (UTC)
*hugs* I wish you strength and serenity my friend.
collacentaur
Jan. 31st, 2006 03:16 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
calloocallay
Jan. 31st, 2006 03:31 pm (UTC)
*Hug* What a rough message. I'm glad you got to hang out on Sunday. Can I offer some lemur-icks in a distracty manner? My thoughts are with you, honey.
collacentaur
Jan. 31st, 2006 03:43 pm (UTC)
Distracty is good.
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museasylum626
Jan. 31st, 2006 04:14 pm (UTC)
*hugs* Let us know if you need anything.
collacentaur
Jan. 31st, 2006 04:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks.
lurse
Jan. 31st, 2006 04:32 pm (UTC)
*hug* I'm very sorry, be well in your day.
collacentaur
Jan. 31st, 2006 04:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks.
talanos
Jan. 31st, 2006 07:52 pm (UTC)
~hug~

It's good that you were able to spend time with her. Be strong and take care of yourself.
collacentaur
Jan. 31st, 2006 09:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
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collacentaur
Jan. 31st, 2006 09:34 pm (UTC)
Thanks.
notjustcamilla
Jan. 31st, 2006 10:53 pm (UTC)
Add me to the pile of hugs, and let me know if there's anything I can do.
collacentaur
Jan. 31st, 2006 11:15 pm (UTC)
Thanks.
ourika
Feb. 1st, 2006 05:49 am (UTC)
Quack
*huggles* I read this post after reading the one about her waking and chatting. This must have been a roller coaster of a day for you!
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