Death in our family...

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by DammitJanet, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    We are a pretty close knit group on the road I live on. In fact, if I look out my door probably 75% of the people I can see are somehow related to my kids and husband. Yesterday my husband's aunt (kids great aunt) was killed in an auto accident. husband's cousin Loretta was driving and had her mom and a niece in the car with her and she pulled out in front of another car.

    This is a very unique group of people really. Sad in a way because of how things have played out. In the last several years we have lost out of that immediate family, two of the aunts adult kids and one of the grandkids.

    The cousin is in the hospital with broken ribs and something wrong with her back...not sure yet. The niece who was born with water on the brain and some other physical problems was flown to UNC Chapel Hill and we really dont know much about her injuries yet. What we have heard is that they may have to put another shunt in her brain. She doesnt know her grandma is dead yet. She has lost her mom and her brother in the last couple of years. Her father isnt in the picture.

    On a good note, everyone is pulling together in the area to take care of the uncle. Neither the aunt or the uncle are/were in good health and the uncle is quite sick. Not sure yet what they will do with him now.

    Please keep this family in your thoughts. Its going to be rough for them.
  2. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    OMG. How tragic. So Loretta survived and has to deal with-all this info? I cannot even imagine.
    Hugs for you ... and kudos to everyone who pulls together.
  3. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Yeah...its hard to explain without Ella Mae is my husband's aunt...actually half aunt because husband's mom and Ella Mae have the same father but different moms. Ella Mae had 2 boys and 3 girls. Loretta was the oldest girl.

    The niece...Nestle (yes you read that right!) is the grand-daughter and her mom died a few years ago. Nestle's brother was my middle sons age and he died about 2 years ago. Neither Nestle or her brother were quite "right".
  4. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    So sad. I'll keep your family in my prayers.

  5. meowbunny

    meowbunny New Member

    Hope those in the hospital recover quickly. I'm sorry about your aunt. Prayers for all of you.
  6. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful


    Oh, my! So sorry. Saying prayers for the girl and husband's aunt, and more for the family.

    As for the sad family history, it's such a popular theme around here that I no longer think alot about it except how sad it is.

    I hope Loretta and the girl recover quickly and without complications.

  7. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE

    This is so sad. I'm so sorry, Janet.

  8. donna723

    donna723 Well-Known Member

    I'm so sorry Janet. I will keep your family in my prayers. So very sad.
  9. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It


    I am so sorry for your family's loss. I am glad to hear everyone is pulling together, this is a time when that is really needed.

    I will keep you all in my prayers. Call me if you need to talk. If you lost the number PM me and I will call you. (I have way too many minutes to use. None of us talk on the phone much.)

    Gentle hugs, and prayers,

  10. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    I'm keeping your family in my prayers. How very, very sad. :(
  11. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I'm so sorry for your loss. This is so tragic. Many prayers.
  12. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    {{{Janet}}} I am keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers. I'm so sorry for this tragic loss. I hope that everyone is able to pull together and heal.
  13. Jena

    Jena New Member

    i'm so sorry how tragic and sad. how wonderful though that they all pull together and take care of one another.

    they will be in my thoughts tonight and i'm sorry for your and husband's loss.

  14. Big Bad Kitty

    Big Bad Kitty lolcat

    So sorry for the loss. Hugs and prayers for you and your family.
  15. house of cards

    house of cards New Member

    How tragic, I've added my prayers for your family.
  16. jannie

    jannie trying to survive....

    I am so sorry....
  17. Kjs

    Kjs Guest

    So sorry to hear this. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
  18. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts


    My deepest condolences to you & your entire family over this tragic loss.
  19. nvts

    nvts Active Member

    Janet, I'm so sorry to hear of this...if it isn't one thing, it's another.

    God bless and keep them, I'll keep them in my prayers!

  20. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    It definitely sounds like some very sad and tragic things have surrounded that part of your family. This is very sad.