This is my sister, Wendy. The photo was taken a couple years ago when she and her boyfriend at the time went on a cruise. It's hard to see her so alive and vibrant in this photo knowing she's gone now. She passed from this life this evening around 6:00 p.m. EST.
Her current boyfriend went to go see her and when he got to her place, she wasn't responsive so he drove her to the emergency room. She was admitted with pneumonia...very, very severe pneumonia.
She went into cardiac arrest but they were able to resuscitate her. She was experiencing multiple organ failure and her body was in shock. They had her hooked up to all kinds of machines.
This afternoon I got a call from my sister, Marcia that she wasn't getting better. They were concerned about brain damage she might have gotten when she crashed the day before. The infection was getting worse. There was swelling on the brain. The prognosis was not good.
Then I got the call. It's a call you never EVER want to get. My baby sister was gone. Returned to our Father in Heaven.
I have the family packed and ready to go first thing in the morning for Seattle. In fact, we're leaving at 3:30am so that's technically the middle of the night. I spoke with Marcia again tonight after she texted to see if I was doing alright. She said when I get home I will feel much better. How can I feel better when there is so much sorrow in my heart?
Pray that my family can get through this time. This is the first death in our immediate family. She was too young to die. She was only 25. Hug your loved ones. Life is too precious.