Thursday, June 25, 2009
My cousin, who I have mentioned several times here on my blog, has been in the hospital for almost 6 weeks now. She has been battling a very rare brain tumor for over 2 years and after her most recent surgery she started to experience complications. They have compounded with time and puzzled her doctors, family and friends. During the last week it became clear to all of us who love her that she would never be coming home again. She was placed on life support two days ago and when her doctors confirmed that her cancer had come back yet again, her amazing husband had to make the agonizing decision to remove it all last night. The extended family is all on the east coast and they live on the west coast but it might as well be a million miles away. At last report this afternoon she is still hanging on and fighting to the end. I wouldn't expect anything less from her. I always, always thought that she was going to win this battle. I guess she's going to go out on her own terms after all.