|05-21-2006, 09:00 PM||#1|
I'll never grow up!!
DD and I named our hamsters Rover and Bowser
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Florissant, MO
Sad, sad news about my daughter, Hilary. EDITED WITH PICTURES AND WEBSITE
Sad, sad news about my daughter, Hilary, known as Hilside on the DIS.
This is too hard for me to say, so I will just copy and send messages my sister Marcia, and Hilary's husband Tom wrote:
Today our sweet Hilary went to heaven to be with the Lord. She was critically ill for a long time now and has been in alot of pain. Her Grandma and Grandpa went this last weekend to visit with her and were able to read to her and hold her hands. It was her choice not to be on a ventilator anymore as she did not want to live the rest of her life like that. Tom and Hilary had discussed it at great length. Please pray for our family.
Subject: (sharing a message from Tom Williams)
Date: Tue, 16 May 2006 21:00:17 -0500
My wife, Hilary, has been in the hospital for some time. It's a really long story but it has a very short and sad ending.
I won't go into the whole story except to say that she had been on a
ventilator for some 40 odd days, which is much longer than people are
usually on the machine. She had been on and off of it over the past
three months. Last week she worked really really hard to get off of
it. Friday, they removed the ventilator. She was breathing on her own.
She was doing really good throughout the weekend. Yesterday, she
started to develop problems. She was getting in a good amount of
oxygen, her saturation level was at 100%, but she was not expelling
carbon dioxide. Her body basically just wore out. She had been on the
ventilator so long. I was given the option of putting her back on the
ventilator, knowing that she would never be able to come off of it, or
make her as comfortable as possible and allow her to pass. She knew
what staying off of it meant, but she elected to stay off of it. I
didn't want to lose her, but I love her too much to force my wishes on
her. They made her as comfortable as she could possibly be. She held
on for a long time. Today at roughly 5:20 PM EDT she passed on. I love
her, I miss her, I most certainly didn't want her to go. She will
always be in my heart. I just thought I should let everyone know.
And this is from my father:
Hilary's obituary may be viewed by clicking on the website address below. Please be sure to sign the guest book.
This is at Hil and Tom's wedding, 8/19/01. Along with Hilary and Tom are me, my DH Kevin, and my DS Jared and DD Katelyn.
This is Hil and Tom in October 2005, when she came to St. Louis to surprise a friend at his wedding.
Here is the link to Hil's Place: You have to copy and paste. Clicking the link doesn't work, for some reason.
Hilary posted on the DIS as Hilside. I'm not sure which board she frequented the most.
Last edited by CDoobee; 09-25-2006 at 12:08 PM.
|05-21-2006, 09:05 PM||#2|
and my cat, too
Too lazy to go to sleep
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Oh, for Pete's sake. Who in their right minds are threatened by loving, gay penguin parents?
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Georgia--originally from PA
From the bottom of my heart, please accept my most heartfelt sympathies on the loss of your beloved Hilary. May God give you and yours strength and peace at what must be such a terribly difficult time.
You and your family are in my prayers. I am so very, very sorry.
|05-21-2006, 09:07 PM||#4|
He had a yowl that could peel paper
I would never joke around about making money
My AI Loser Tag
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: South of Old Town
I am so sorry for your loss.
|05-21-2006, 09:09 PM||#5|
Born to stand out
I was such a nerd, but I was a cool nerd
I can pick my nose with my toe
I'm the weirdest person I know.
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: New England
I am so sorry.
|05-21-2006, 09:12 PM||#6|
I need a vacation!
Wanted to bid on Bare Naked Ladies?!?! The Tag Fairy is Shocked!
Join Date: Aug 2004
So sorry for your loss!
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|06-21-2006, 08:11 PM||#7|
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To cure your insomina, stop thinking about tags!
Join Date: Aug 2003
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I am so sorry for your loss.
|05-21-2006, 09:12 PM||#8|
Hi, My name is Lisa and I'm a chronic Q-Tip user!
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Plymouth, MN
I am so so so sorry for your loss!
|05-21-2006, 09:17 PM||#9|
There's no such thing as too much Disney! :)
Can't hold her tags!
Join Date: Apr 2004
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
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|05-22-2006, 01:51 PM||#10|
Wishes she were Mickey's girl
Would settle for looking like Tinkerbell instead of Winnie the Pooh
Join Date: Jan 2001
Debbie -- I am so sorry for your family's loss.
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|05-21-2006, 09:05 PM||#11|
Of course I hope he is happy and successful, blah, blah, blah
Likes a mix of the old and new
I still got some bad in me
Join Date: Jan 2005
I'm so sorry for your loss.
|05-21-2006, 09:25 PM||#15|
I'm the good girl on the DIS
Snarky is my middle name
So many comments, so many points
Join Date: Sep 2000
I am so sorry!
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