Wednesday, February 10, 2010

More Loss.

This past Saturday morning, 10 minutes into my shift as a 911 operator, I recived a call that no one wants to get. I picked up the line, and to my shock, the address that popped up on the screen was my mother-in-law's, and the voice on the other end of the line was indeed Prince Charming's mother.

My mother-in-law informed me that my father-in-law was unresponsive. I stayed on the line with her while my partner dispatched an ambulance and medic to her house.

I told her that I would contact the Prince, and we would be right there.

Prince Charming and I pulled up to her home and there was a flood of people scurrying around, red lights everywhere. I was relieved for an instant to see my brother had made it to the scene, knowing that he was very well trained as an EMT and was very good at his job. Unfortunately, the next sight that I saw was my father-in-law being wheeled out of the house on a stretcher with equipment helping him to breathe.

Later in the day, he was transferred to the nearest trauma center. It turns out, he had an aortic dissection, which caused a massive heart attack and stroke. Later tests showed that he no longer had any brain activity.

Yesterday, the decision was made to take "Pop" off of life support. Early this afternoon, he passed away.

The Prince is an only child and is feeling the pressure to take care of everything on his own. I wish more than anything that I could take the pain away for him. I love my Prince Charming with every ounce of my being!

RIP "Pop"!


  1. So sorry to hear about your tough week. I will keep your family and friends in my prayers!

  2. I am so sorry Dawn. My prayers are with you all.

    ~Blessings, ~Melissa

  3. I'm so sorry -- we lost my FIL - also "Pop" on January 22nd. It's so hard to see them go - but it's even harder to see them suffer. Know that many lift you in thought and prayers.

  4. I'm very sorry for your loss.


  5. So sorry to hear that. I will be thinking of you all!

  6. I am so sorry for your loss an dwill be praying for you and your family.


  7. Prayers for you & your family!! {{hugs}}

  8. I am so sorry for you, your hubby and his family.

  9. Oh Dawn this is horrible! My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your Prince during this difficult time.

  10. Oh my goodness-
    I am so sorry for your loss, and yet what an amazing blessing your mother-in-law reached you on the phone.


  11. So sorry for the 2 terrible losses you have had. Will be praying for y'all.


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