Wednesday, May 27, 2009

After a Long Night

It's 6:44 AM, and we just finished spending the night in the hospital. Right now Lynne is still hanging on.

Leigh came in to visit last night, and about 20 minutes after returning home Chuck called to let us know he was heading back to the hospital. Apparently Lynne went downhill in a very quickly after they left, developing a high fever with her breathing becoming more labored. The nurses told Chuck he may want to be here tonight, and John, Leigh and I decided to be there as well.

Lynne is still hanging on this morning. Her fever is up, blood pressure is low, breathing very sporatic. It could be any time.

This floor is the most heartbreaking place I've ever been. At 2 AM there are patients all over the place dying of something. You can hear them coughing while they watch TV, just waiting. I don't know how long they have. I don't know how long Lynne has. It would seem like this is all going to be over soon; we didn't think she would last through the night. But she's hanging on. For the first time it's hard to think about leaving the room without thinking it's the last time you'll see her alive.

There isn't much else to say. Soon I'll head home, most likely leaving Leigh here to wait some more. Please pray for Lynne, that God would deliver her from this, and that He would deliver us as well.


  1. Marvin & Kay BareMay 27, 2009 at 8:20 AM

    Chuck, Leigh, John, Brad and Miles,
    Leigh, we are former neighbors of your Mom in Pine Knolls. We were there when Lynne battled cancer with such a couragous spirit.
    She never gave up and she never showed any down sides, although I'm sure she had them. But, this time as much as she has fought, it must be time to end her suffering and sit with Jesus in heaven.

    We visited at the hospital with Chuck and he told us about this wonderful website you started to keep us all informed and so we wouldn't need to bug you guys all the time. I have followed your posts and have prayed along with you. It is with a heavy heart that I read what is to come.

    I went through something similiar with my Mom a couple of years ago. She had a stroke and I watched her slip away. But, my Mom lived to be 79, several years older than your Mom. These are things that I struggle with to understand. I have no answers and like you I have to rely on my faith.

    We love you guys and please,know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    Love in Christ, Marvin & Kay Bare

  2. this makes me want to cuss.

    i don't know what to say. everything i think of sounds cliche.

    i hate this for you, Leigh. I want to take it all away. I wonder what I would want to hear if this was happening to me... And I think it would be comforting to be reminded that you will see her again.... & that a mother's love never dies.

    I love you guys. I'm so sad for you.

  3. My heart aches for you Leigh.
    I love you.

  4. Hey Leigh, I just received an email from Peggy and Dave Green about your mom's passing. You're on my mind daily. I"ll be praying for all of you in the days to come. Let Him be your strength!

  5. We love y'all. My heart breaks for you, Leigh. We are praying for healing and peace for your hearts.
    Team Eby
    Becca & Jed

  6. We love all three of you so much.
    So much.

    miriam, jon and grayson...

  7. I love you, I'm so sorry.
    I wish I could sit with you right now.

    Jenn & Kyle