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Post  rsv1cox Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:35 pm

Exactly five years ago on 13 March 2015 at three thirty in the morning I gave my wife her last dose of morphine administered every three hours over the past day.  It was the last time I saw her alive.  Exhausted, I fell asleep right beside her just as I had done for the previous 58 years 8 months and 6 days.  After a long and brave fight with Alzheimer's she was finally free of that terrible disease.

You would have had to know Audrey to understand the loss that this family experienced.  She loved her family, loved to laugh, loved her friends.  She could melt you with a smile or bring you down with a stare.  She was never profane, didn't have to be, she had a vocabulary and used it.  She left the most valuable thing ever, good memories.  We miss her.

Yesterday, I had to put Spike down.  My best bud for the last fourteen years.  Mark and Terri took him to the Vet.  I couldn't do it.  It's the wimp in me.  

Value your significant others and your pets while you have them.



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Post  NEW222 Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:45 pm

Sorry for both of your significant losses Bob. Will be thinking of you today. Take care.
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Post  Levent Suberk Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:43 pm

I would like to express my sincere condolences to you and your family.
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Post  dckrsn Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:39 pm

You're a lucky guy, Bob.
Love the memories.
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Post  Kim Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:04 pm

Wonderful and Heart-Breaking at the same time. Got you in my thoughts also, ole bud.
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Post  Marleysky Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:12 pm

Tears of happiness with tears of sorrow. They both are in a better place, leaving us only memories. Hugs for you, my friend.
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Post  roddie Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:28 pm

God bless you Robert. You are in my thoughts at this difficult time.
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Post  Oldenginerod Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:49 pm

Significant dates can bring memories flooding back, both good and sad.  Sadness is, unfortunately, part of life for us stricken mortals.
But tears are only for this life.  We look forward to something better.

Revelation 21:4.
"He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

You're in my prayers my friend!
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Post  Dave P. Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:57 pm

I don't have the words Bob. Praying for you.
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Post  David S Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:48 pm

I am sorry for your loss. I lost my father 6 years ago and I dearly miss him.

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Post  balogh Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:09 am

My heart-felt sympathy and condolences, Bob.
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Post  rsv1cox Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:17 am

Thanks to all for your thoughts and sympathies and your indulgence.

Life has patted me on the back and kicked me in the butt in equal measures over my 82 years, probably the same for all members of this forum. I appreciate being a small part of this. The best friends I have that I have never personally met.

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Post  fredvon4 Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:56 am

Bob dear friend I could not respond yesterday....emotions hit me hard...I knew you lost your wife but did not remember her Alzheimer's

2 of our 5 dogs are probably going to cross the bridge this year

You have been in my prayers for some time and will always be
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Post  rsv1cox Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:39 am

fredvon4 wrote:Bob dear friend I could not respond yesterday....emotions hit me hard...I knew you lost your wife but did not remember her Alzheimer's

2 of our 5 dogs are probably going to cross the bridge this year

You have been in my prayers for some time and will always be

Thanks Fred, and yours in mine.

Bob
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Post  akjgardner Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:52 pm

Thats a very Sweet Picture Bob, I'm Sorry for your pain.
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Post  rsv1cox Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:01 pm

akjgardner wrote:Thats a very Sweet Picture Bob, I'm Sorry for your pain.

Thanks, Florida sunshine and she loved to walk. Stayed brown as a berry. At this time neighbors were aware of her problem and if she got lost they would guide her home laughing with her all the way. She always kept a positive attitude.

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Post  getback Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:31 am

I know your a wonderful person Bob , and am sure ya'll had the best of times together . Life and death brings us never forgettable memories , I hope your day was spread with them my friend .
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Post  DrCox Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:28 pm

Bob,

Sometimes it is very difficult to say those words that have a comforting effect at times of loss. Many times just lending an ear portrays to you our sincere condolences and heartfelt wishes.

May you find comfort in the Lord at all times.


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Post  Davenz13 Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:44 pm


Bob

So sorry for your loss and to see that you now have two tragic events with the same anniversary date.
My sincere condolences
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Post  rsv1cox Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:06 am

Thanks all. Deeply appreciated.

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