Tuesday, September 17, 2013


Diana was feeling ill before she went to work, called 911

Wesley was in a panic because she wasn’t at home or work.
She called to let him know she was in the hospital. They conducted some tests
and determined she had fluid around her heart, blood clots and stage 4
cancer spread throughout her body.

Wesley called family. Charlene and Rosa went to see Diana. The hospital room
was filled with friends from Oliver’s, Home Depot, and local friends.

Judy and I arrived Thursday afternoon. Diana was in high spirits. We laughed
recalling details from our lives together.  Wesley had written two new songs
and sang them for us. We were looking forward to some type of recovery for her.
Diana was scheduled for surgery 11:00 the next morning.

Diana had a seizure and they opted for immediate surgery. She had an area
near her heart  opened to insert a tube and drain the fluid around her heart.
She was in pain after surgery but relaxed after they administrated sufficient pain killers. She spoke a little but was in and out of sleep.  She talked,about Dad driving a big bus but he didn’t stop to pick her up.  She said she was tired and didn’t want to work so hard anymore.  Charlene and Summer were there with the kids all day. Before we left Summer went up with Judy to see Diana. Diana apologized for not spending more time with her nieces. After we left Wesley was with her when she went into a coma. Wesley was upset and got in an accident on the way home.  He called a trusted friend to pick him up after he was released from the hospital.

Judy and I arrived for a family meeting. Wesley was picking up a new car from
Honda, where he worked.  Diana was non communicative but did open her eyes
and did seem to squeeze when we held her hands.
Judy and I only planned to stay three days so we called Wesley to let him know
what we were doing and asked him if he wanted us to stay. We could make the
arrangements.  He said for us to do what we needed to do. He came back to the
hospital by 4:00 and made the necessary decisions for his mom.  Before he left
she said, “I love you.”

Charlene was at the hospital. Diana was still breathing but they were still giving
her oxygen and fluids.  Charlene had an image of Dad holding Diana in her arms,
he looked up to Charlene and said, “I’ve got this.”

Diana will be removed from all support and sent to a hospice facility.
Wesley said he told her, she could go...and coincidentally,  
he mentioned Alaska,  she got all wiggly...;)

Now it is a matter of time.

P.S. Charlene said she as surprised how Diana seemed to rally with all her friends visiting and touching her and saying they loved her. It seemed to give her energy to respond.

P.S.S. I had a dream last night that a pink ball of energy buzzed and snapped just above eye level. Diana was at the center and said she was very happy. 

More post scripts: the nurses are all falling in love w/her... her friends and family are rallying around her... not so bad when filled with love n dignity! what more we can we hope for?? I wouldn't be surprised at this point if she wows everyone and pulls off a recovery seen it more than once...acceptance of whatever comes.

She died 5:25 Saturday morning. May she rest in peace.


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