Saturday, March 21, 2009

Suckerpunched In The Gut

I came across a list today.

Entitled: "Bring for B"

A list of things to bring to him while he was in the hospital.
It must have been that first weekend.
Because I wrote in brackets "when released" next to "jacket".

Back, when there was still hope.
And his legs still worked.
And we thought he was just going to stay there until he finished another set of radiation.
Because of his weak legs.

We thought he was coming home.
Instead, he was transferred to another hospital.
In their palliative care unit.
Where he remained
until he died.

Just when you thought
your broken heart couldn't break again
it shatters.


April said...

Just wanted you to know that I'm with you in thought and in prayer!

Sarah Guckes said...


Dana Lucas said...

OUCH! ((((Hugs))))

-heavy sigh-

Dana Lucas said...

OUCH! ((((Hugs))))

-heavy sigh-

Zil said...

Hugs to you - as much pain as this brings, may it also be a reminder of how much you loved your Bear (and how much he loved you back!).

Joc(e) said...

Those unexpected reminders really suck :-( We never really forget, but still...

(((BIG HUGS))) to you Ter.

Caitlin said...

Oh Ter, I am so sorry!