Friday, February 18, 2005

WAITING FOR A LAST BREATH

Some somber news to share. On Valentines Day, last Monday, my aunt Madeleine was taking her daily walk. She was almost home but had to cross on a crosswalk. A van stopped for her to cross but as she continued to traverse the street, a BMW was apparently unaware of what a crosswalk means, and without even any time to apply his breaks, hit my aunt as she finished crossing infront of the stopped van.

My aunt was all of 100lbs of physically fit 70 year old. She was the kind of person you definately wanted at your partys. She was full of life, funny, and always getting the ball rolling. She sang and played guitar and was a huge character regardless of her tiny stature. I remember her sticking pencils up her nose to mimick a walrus when I was kid to make me laugh...all the cousins in the family knew that Madeleine was a card and we all loved her. She never married nor had children. She did however have a career as Head of Laboratory Technicians in the hospital she worked in WINNIPEG MANITOBA. She retired a few years ago.

Now because of one persons negligence, my aunt is lying all broken in a hospital bed. She has half of her face smashed in, bleeding from nose mouth and on her brain.
Her neck is severed so her brain is not properly connected anymore . Her arm is all broken along with her leg so basically the side the car hit her on just bashed her in totally. There is not much that can be done. She had a living will and had all her arrangements taken care of years ago. Because of the living will they ascertained that she did not want heroic measures taken under certain circumstances thus the doctors involved have now taken her off life support. She is breathing on her own but it is just a matter of time given her grave condition. They have assured the family that she is being given pain meds so hopefully her passing will be in peace. It should be over within a day or two or less.

One of my cousins, also niece to this aunt, was appointed executer years ago. She has been the one to deal with all this since she is the only one that lives in Winnipeg as well. Her and her husband have also been the ones getting all the info from the police concerning this tragic accident. The investigation is ongoing but I certainly hope this recklass ass gets charged what he deserves for killing someone. Although my aunt isn't dead yet, her brain is and her life is over. I hope he lives with the remorse of knowing that for the rest of his life.

15 comments:

Squirrels said...

I am so sorry moon. It is sort of like what happened to my cousin in Arizona. He was riding his bike and some one hit him from behind and drove off and left him. They said he was going to die, but he recovered. His wife left him. He is better now, but has some brain damage, where he can't work. But other than that they say he seems ok. They never caught the person who did it yet. He is broke now and wife is a bitch and fights him over him seeing his kids. Bad. I am so sorry for you losing some one so close to you that you love. My thoughts are with you.

Shannon said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

You know where to find me if you need me.

Many hugs.

Marinade Dave said...

I sure am sorry to hear about that! Keep your fingers crossed. Miracles do happen. I wish her all the best.

Red Clover said...

Moon, I wish I knew what to say. Im so very sorry to hear this. Thankfully your aunt does have a living will so you know her wishes are being honored. That doesnt make it easier, I know.

You'll be in my thoughts.

Michael_the_Archangel said...

I'm sure sorry to hear about it. She has my prayers.

MajorDad said...

Moonie...

We've chatted on Yahoo before...and I'm sorry to hear about your Aunt.

Take care of yourself and your family during this time of grief...

Best Wishes,

MajorDad

moon said...

I thank all of you for commenting with your prayers and heart felt thoughts....it is very much appreciated

heidi said...

I'm so sorry...what a ridiculous waste of what sounds like a precious and fantastic life.

heidi said...

Oops...I hope that sounded right. I didn't mean to sound like...anyway, whatever. I'm terrible at saying the right thing.

I was just very touched about how you described your aunt. She sounds fantastic and it's awful what happened to her.

andrena said...

I am sorry....

mofo said...

That's a sad situation. I hope your Aunt recovers.

cesca said...

Sorry to hear about your aunt. she sounds like an amazing lady!

Tricia said...

Oh my GOODNESS, I am so so sorry to hear this. *(*(*hugs*)*)*

Dee said...

I wish you the best, Moon.

Rae said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your Aunt Moon...
I hope that she doesn't suffer any pain while she is still here...
And may the bmw driver feel it...

*hugs to you*