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    just an explanation

    My wife's mother has been in hospital since Sunday and that's the third or fourth time this year. She went in for an injury from a fall but the doctors informed us that the injury to her arm was the least of her concerns and that it we should consider just letting her be comfortable for a few days until she passes, which she did at 2am today.
    I've been running back and forth doing things for the wife and her sister and spending most of my other time their with them so have not had time to do anything but read posts when I get a few moments.
    I wouldn't be concerned with explaining this but I have Rufus and have had no time to do anything with him and I may just have to send him off without doing what I planned with him.
    Anyway, I'll be back when I can.
    I also want to thank this bunch for making me feel like a member of a family over the last for the last two and a half years.
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    Re: just an explanation

    Really sorry for your family's loss Frog. My condolences to you and your wife.

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    Re: just an explanation

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    Re: just an explanation

    frog .. my thoughts are with you and your wife. I think that every single person here will understand if you hang on to Rufus for a little while until you have done everything you need to do.

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    Re: just an explanation

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. I ditto the comments on holding on to Rufus, Jeff
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    Re: just an explanation

    Sorry for your loss Frog.
    Prayers to you and your family.
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    Re: just an explanation

    Frog,

    My sympathy to you and the family. Very sorry for your loss.

    I support you keeping onto Rufus if you feel up to it. He was with me for close to a month because of overlapping holidays with Mike.

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    Re: just an explanation

    Frog, my condolences to you and your wife.

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    Re: just an explanation

    Frog, my thought are with you and your family.
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    Re: just an explanation

    sorry to hear this,I will say a prayer for you and your family tonight before I go to bed,godspeed man,
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    Re: just an explanation

    So sorry for your loss,Frog.

    I'm sure you have precious memories in the form of photos,that later,will make your family smile and be glad they have a photographer in their midst.
    Please don't forget to get some rest,yourself,at this busy and sad time,and thank you for making so many of us welcome,here.

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    Re: just an explanation

    Frog, I am so sorry for your loss, prayer to you and your family.

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    Re: just an explanation

    Frog,
    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.
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    Re: just an explanation

    I just seen this, Sorry to hear Frog.

    Thoughts and prayers go out to you, your wife and family.

    Understanding time with Rufus, but family comes first and you should keep him till you get a chance to shot what you wanted with him.

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    Re: just an explanation

    Oh my goodness I am so sorry Frog.

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    But now I thank all for your kindness. Tonight is calm and I have some time.
    I've been watching and throw in a response or two.
    Wife's family is a very close bunch and they all seem to come together when needed.
    Wife's sister is handling most of the legal stuff and making arrangements for memorial on Tuesday. With my wife's health, she cannot do too much so I try to do what I can for her and them.
    Her mother fell 4x in 8 hours, hurting her arm quite badly the last time and her grandson that lives with her called for the ambulance thinking she was going in to have her arm dealt with and was quite shocked when the doctor said it was the least of her worries. The family thought putting her on a respirator would make her more comfortable but the doc explained that it would only make her live in discomfort longer. She has been anemic for some time and was very low on blood count, had severe emphysema and other things so wife and sister had to make the decision to let her go in as much comfort as possible.
    The hospital moved her to a private room so there would be more room for family and the place ended up having up to a dozen people at a time in the room
    They tended to sit around reminiscing about the 'good ol' days' a lot and I think though Linda was not conscious, she heard all those old stories and chose her time to leave.
    We'll all miss her and she's the best mother-in-law I ever had.

    Thank you again for all your kind wishes, thoughts, and prayers.
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    Re: just an explanation

    I'm very sorry to hear this, Frog. Allow me to add my thoughts and prayers to all of the others' here. All the best.

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    Dear Frog
    Mike told me about your and your wife's loss this afternoon. I'm so sorry.
    Please accept my deepest sympathy and rest assured that both of you are in my thoughts.
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    Our prayers for you and your family during this difficult time of loss.

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    Re: just an explanation

    Thank you friends!
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    Our condolences, Frog, so sorry to hear this.

    It was similar for us; Angie's mother had a few falls, but didn't tell anyone. By the time she went in for diagnosis, she had multiple untreatable metastatic spinal tumours; they never bothered looking for the primary. She died within 14 days, at home where she wanted to be, with her family around her, looking out over her garden.
    Sounds much like your wife's mother's passing, with family, as peacefully as possible.
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    Prayers for you and your family.
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    Re: just an explanation

    Frog, I am so sorry for your loss. Don't you even worry about ole Rufus. Please let your wife know she too will be in my prayers that you both may find comfort and strength during this difficult time. Peace, Nora

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    Re: just an explanation

    Thank you, Paul, freygr, and Nora.
    Things are almost back to some semblance of normal now though my wife's grief lingers.
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