Thursday, September 25, 2008

Life Without Ed

We have some unhappy news to report. Early Tuesday morning, September 23, 2008, Ed passed away. As I posted earlier he had been sick with diabetes and an intestinal infection, but we didn't expect him to die. We knew he'd come out of it. But after some hospital time, followed by a few days at home where Patti took such good care of him and got him back on the right track, he got to the point where he could hardly walk, even with help from a walker, Patti and the workers. So Rocky suggested he go back into the hospital for more tests, and after a relatively peaceful night, his body just gave up.

Patti went to see him at 6:30 in the morning on Tuesday on her way to work. She found him unresponsive and not breathing and she alerted the nurses. A team of doctors and nurses tried to resusitate him, but he didn't respond.

For the past few days we've been getting ready for his funeral. It's a surreal experience for sure.

Ed loved Patti and his family and adored his 13 grandchildren. He was a great source of funny stories and some good laughs. He was always in a good mood when we went to see him. We will miss him and are sad he's gone.

We'll see you again one day, Ed!


  1. I am SOOO sorry! I just now started reading your blog and can't believe this happened. Even though I don't know either of you, I am truely sorry for your loss.

  2. My thoughts, prayers and love to Patti and all of you --- a family who really enjoys each other! May you all be blessed with comfort and peace at this time.

  3. I am cj, the purple diva's twin. I am sooo sorry to hear of the loss of your husband, Patti. May you find comfort in the love you shared for each other.