Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Please take a second to pray

This is not doggie related, but I wanted to share about an incident that happened in my life.

I was in a relationship with someone for 4 years of my life, from the time I was 16-20. When you've been with someone that long, it is inevitable that you're involved with their family as well. For 4 years, I had a second family. A family that was welcoming, gracious, and kind. And even though I haven't seen them for 2 years or so, I will always, always care about them.

The father was riding his motorcycle about 1.5 weeks ago when a truck came over into his lane. The truck didn't see him and struck him. He flew off his bike and something happened with his helmet, where he suffered a traumatic blow to his head. He was rushed to the hospital and had emergency surgery to release the pressure. He was in an induced coma for the entire 1.5 weeks.

Just yesterday it was discovered he had no brain activity. He would be in a vegetative state, and if he ever came out of it would have the capacity of a 2 year old. Even that chance was slim. After much thought, he was taken off of life support last night.

I just got word of his passing...at 47 years old.

Please pray for his family. He has a wife, and 3 boys...2 of the boys are quite young. This is just so devastating.

5 comments:

Joanna and Camry said...

Oh my gosh, how awful. I am so sorry. My prayers are with you and the family...

8675309 said...

I'm so sorry! It's a prayer kind of week...I've had two dear friends lose people unexpectedly this week, and another one go through major surgery for cancer....

Prayers coming your way, for sure.

~jenny & truman

The Puppy Raising Roller Coaster said...

How very sad. Thoughts and prayers from us to you and the family.
~Mek, Wren and Indy

Denise said...

I am so sorry! Prayer for you and his family

Kasey and Blitz said...

Ooh, I'm very sorry Nicole. This week has definitely been a prayerful week...I'm definitely praying for you guys...