The first anniversary of Sarah's death is approaching and I find myself reliving her last few days. From the moment that we got the phone call telling us that she was in the hospital, the whole blur of the 5 hour trip up to Minneapolis, seeing her lying there so quiet and still. Two days later, walking into the hospital on Easter morning........a beautiful spring day. I was thinking what a wonderful day it would be for her to wake up as they brought her out of the medically induced coma.
How positive and how stupid at the same time. I should have known that with all of the brain injury that she had suffered that there was no way that she was going to be restored to us as she previously had been, but it wasn't until the doctor used the word "dismal" outlook that the truth started to sink in. There is no misunderstanding with that word. We were told that there was maybe a 5% chance of any kind of recovery and that even then she would be confined to a nursing home for the rest of her life. Sarah would never have been accepting of that kind of a life. It would not have been life as she saw it.

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NoraMc
NoraMc

I would like very much to honor Sarah with a lite candle. I send my thoughts and prayers to you as this angel date approaches,, Nora
JennsMom66
JennsMom66

Thank you for sharing Sarah\'s last days with us... my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.. each anniversary brings the memories of those days back to me too...
be gentle with yourself MaryLou
deleted_user
deleted_user

April 3 will be 2 years for me without my only daughter...I will be thinking of you and saying a prayer for you....
critter718
critter718

I remember that Amber and Sarah had left us close to the same day.......April 6 is the anniversary of Sarah\'s death.
RememberKala
RememberKala

My heart aches for you sweet friend. I know where you are in this journey....such a painful place to be. I hope knowing that you are surrounded in all the love Sarah has for you as well as all the love we are sending you, can somewhat ease your broken heart. I send love and tight hugs to you, Teri.
KandL
KandL

Hi Lori, Thinking of you and Sarah as her angel date approaches. Love, Linda
Livingjuicy
Livingjuicy

Yes, the word, \"dismal\" or we heard \"you had better get your affairs in order\" for your son. Never to be forgotten those last words are when the reality becomes something that we truly must look at. Our planets collided that day didn\'t they as we watched our precious children slip from their earthly journey and knew too that they would never want to live a \"life\" in any other state than one of vibrance. I\'m reading this today a little after the fact yet it helps me to walk alongside you today knowing the narrative. I\'m so sorry that the outcome was not what you were praying for and I know how much you ache, long for and miss your beloved daughter. I\'m with you... With love, Joanie