Monday, September 22, 2008

Another friend gone

Remember I drove a less-mobile friend to a mutual friend's visitation a week and a half ago? The friend I drove died tonight.

She'd run out of treatments and went into hospice this past weekend. I knew last week that things weren't going all that well as she had the same colouration as my friend did in March which was a sign that the liver had failed. Still, I didn't expect her to decline so quickly and had been hoping to visit her before she died. I had sort of thought of going tomorrow or the next day because I thought there was still time. I was wrong :(

It's so hard to think that I saw her only a little while ago. I told her then that if she wanted to go somewhere, I'd be happy to take her and she said that she would be at a dinner (that I'm also going to) this coming Thursday. She was a wonderful woman - so kind and so caring. She always seemed positive, even when things weren't going that well.

When I last saw her, she showed me her head: her hair all came out because of the whole-brain radiation treatments she had, so she went to a hennaist and had butterflies and strawberries hennaed on her head. I wish more people had been able to see it because it really represented who she was.

I miss her so very much.

3 comments:

The Hyperlexian Aspie said...

My heart is crying for you sister. It's been pretty sad lately, it seems like. I'm glad you saw her recently and got to see her henna tattoos - I'm sure it meant a lot to her too.
Love,
Vicki

Darling Jee said...

Oh no Chantelle, I'm so sorry. Hugs.

Anonymous said...

I am really sorry to hear about your friend. Big Hugs!!

LeeAnn