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Thread: A sad day in our home

  1. #1
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    Aug 2008
    Reno, Nv

    A sad day in our home

    A childhood friend and my sisters best pal for life died today after a long and hard battle with multiple organ failure. We'd hoped...but kept in the back of our minds that things would go bad. I've worked on several patients like this and the result is never good, but when it's close to home...well...that's the price you pay for working in medicine. We know that she is flying with Angels sister and I have tried to chat on the phone, but it's the wrong time of year...not that their is a right one...and we cry our eyes out to each other.
    So her name still is Ruth Smith a stay at home mom, loved any kind of crafting, her husband is Olag, an Ag seed grower , they lived in Germany. I talked to her just before she was admitted to the hospital and my sister talked to her the day she was. She loved to sing...was a lousy guitar player and loved seafood and Merlot...I made shrimp and crab stuffed pasta at least 4 times a year for her. This house is a bit sad for a while...but it seems like a fitting end to a lousy year. Just wanted to vent for a bit. Thanks all for thoughts and prayers
    Last edited by Jim Burr; 12-30-2010 at 02:46 AM.
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  2. #2
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    Aug 2007
    Reno NV
    It's never easy i reckon. But I'm sure having you as a friend was a bright spot in her life. My sincerest condolences....

  3. #3
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    Oct 2006
    Central NY State
    Jim, I'm sorry to hear of your and your sister's loss. Best wishes coming your way.

  4. #4
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    Oct 2010
    Abq, NM
    Such is the circle of life...... my condolances to you and the other survivors.

  5. #5
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    Dec 2006
    Indianapolis area
    You, your sister, your friend and her family will be in my prayers.


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  6. #6
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    Oct 2006
    somewhere east of Queen Creek, AZ - South East of Phoenix
    You and your sister are in my thoughts and prayers.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
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  7. #7
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    Dec 2006
    Yorktown, Virginia
    My condolences to those left to grieve.

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    Feb 2007
    Those events are never wanted, never easy, and not for being known to come never accepted easily.

    My condolences to you all.
    Best regards,

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  9. #9
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    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Jim, I'm always sorry to see news like this. She sounds like a great friend. My condolences to the people whose lives she touched.
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  10. #10
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    Mar 2008
    bethel springs TN, but was born and raised in north east PA
    Jim am sending my condolences also. I know that it gets easer as time goes on. some times you wounder if it will, but it does. I really hate these stories as we never know when it's gonna happen to some one else we care about.

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