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The saddest Valentine's Day ever

My beloved husband Paul died last night.

He had several falls at home in the last months and was taken to Villeneuve-Saint-Georges departement hospital for stitches each time. Last time the surgeon found he had a weak heart and had him transferred at Dupuytren hospital in Draveil, geriatrics service. First thing they put him to bed with bars which he couldn't stand, so he tried to get out of bed and had another fall, far more serious than the ones at home, his poor face was all black and blue. Then the service physician decided our family's doctor treatment was "unadapted"- it kept him alive and well enough for years -and decided to change it. The new treatment killed him in one week.

I visited him each day since he was transferred and stayed with him the whole afternoons. The day before (Monday) he looked a little better but yesterday he was totally absent and with some difficulties to breath. To my call they put him to bed (they insisted in keeping him bound in an armchair, while at home he was usually sleeping in his bed or coming to sit from his own will in his armchair). His blood pressure was dangerously low but still I had some hope, and was determined to ask them to send him back home in the coming days. Why didn't I ask that from the first day? Those damn hospital physicians are so sure of themselves and convincing. I know they save thousands of people, but old ones are just an annoyance, aren't they? All their exams just confirmed our family doctor's evaluation.

Paul was 95. He even couldn't watch at the Valentine's card I had made for him.

NB- thanks to LJ friends who sent me virtual gifts for Valentine's Day, I love all of you sweeties.


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15th Feb, 2012 08:06 (UTC)
OMG, I'm so sorry. :big hug:
15th Feb, 2012 12:09 (UTC)
Thank you czeri.
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15th Feb, 2012 12:09 (UTC)
Thank you siberian-skys.
15th Feb, 2012 09:52 (UTC)
I am so sorry for your loss {{HUGS}}
15th Feb, 2012 12:10 (UTC)
Thank you very much Sandra.
15th Feb, 2012 09:54 (UTC)
15th Feb, 2012 12:10 (UTC)
Thanks a lot Lynda, and for your e-mail too <3
15th Feb, 2012 11:31 (UTC)
I'm very sorry.

Edited at 2012-02-15 11:33 (UTC)
15th Feb, 2012 12:11 (UTC)
Thank you redblack.
15th Feb, 2012 14:18 (UTC)
I'm so sorry for your loss *hugs*
15th Feb, 2012 20:13 (UTC)
Thank you natasja.
15th Feb, 2012 14:40 (UTC)
I'm so sorry for your loss. **hugs**
15th Feb, 2012 20:14 (UTC)
Thank you Polly. I'm glad to hear from you, despite the circumstances.
15th Feb, 2012 21:15 (UTC)
I wish I could spare you this pain. Sending you thoughts of love and strength, my friend.
15th Feb, 2012 16:12 (UTC)
I'm so sorry for your loss. *hug*
15th Feb, 2012 20:14 (UTC)
Thank you my dear Melanie.
15th Feb, 2012 16:21 (UTC)
I'm so sorry for your loss. *hugs*
15th Feb, 2012 20:14 (UTC)
Thank you Cody.
15th Feb, 2012 19:18 (UTC)
I am so sorry for your loss :-(
15th Feb, 2012 20:15 (UTC)
Thank you syredronning.
15th Feb, 2012 19:19 (UTC)
Oh...this is so sad... I never know what to say on such occasions... But then 95 year, this is such a long, and I am sure - a LOVING life.

(HUGS you tight)
15th Feb, 2012 20:16 (UTC)
Thanks a lot my dear Olga. Yes, he had a good life, or so I hope I helped to.
15th Feb, 2012 20:14 (UTC)
Such sad news! I've been thinking about you a lot recently, and perhaps this is why. Please know you're in my thoughts... as is Paul. {{hugs}}
15th Feb, 2012 20:17 (UTC)
Thank you very much Susan. Thinking of you too. When I feel better I'll go have a look at your site, always so beautiful pictures...
15th Feb, 2012 22:47 (UTC)
I am so, so sorry, Kandi!!! Biggest hugs!!! :(
16th Feb, 2012 08:22 (UTC)
Thanks a lot, sinful, I need the hugs, believe me. Today I'm in administrative formalities. Already spent 1/2 an hour on phone with hospitalS to find his papers back...
16th Feb, 2012 12:04 (UTC)
so so sorry for your loss *hugs*
16th Feb, 2012 14:11 (UTC)
Thank you very much Laura.
18th Feb, 2012 10:23 (UTC)
I am so very sorry for your loss. HUGS
My condolences and know that you are in my heart and in my thoughts.
20th Feb, 2012 22:47 (UTC)
Thank you MyLady for your good thoughts and your sweet mail.
19th Feb, 2012 01:25 (UTC)
I'm so sorry for your loss, Kand! This is so sad! Let me give you a huge!!
20th Feb, 2012 22:48 (UTC)
Thank you very much for your kindness Brigitt, that's good to have such faithful friends in those times.
20th Feb, 2012 23:26 (UTC)
He was 95, that was a very long time! And he had you as a wife - and buddy! His life was full of memories, a good life. So - look foorward!
Many kisses!!!
21st Feb, 2012 13:47 (UTC)
You're quite right, sweetie. You're giving me courage. I'll try!

Edited at 2012-02-21 13:47 (UTC)
21st Feb, 2012 02:40 (UTC)
I'm so late in seeing this, but I want you to know, my thoughts are with you. I'm sorry to hear this sad news.

*hugs tight*
21st Feb, 2012 13:45 (UTC)
Thank you very much mf, that's very kind of you. No matter the time, knowing you're thinking of me and my darling Paul counts a lot. I know you'll all be with me tomorrow to say good bye <3
10th Mar, 2012 18:01 (UTC)
Oh, honey, I'm so sorry. I'm only now seeing this, I haven't really been following LJ lately. I hope you're doing okay.

((((((tight hugs))))))
27th Sep, 2012 21:48 (UTC)
I've only just read this. I am so very sorry for your loss. I hope you are all right; I notice you haven't posted for a few months.

A very belated but very sincere *BIG HUG*
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