Thursday, July 10, 2008

Rest in peace, Jan.

My cancer-stricken friend died last night. They had stopped the feeding tube over a week ago, and still she hung on. The last time I saw her was about 3 weeks ago, and I thought it looked like it could be any time, even then. The hospice people were amazed she lasted as long as she did. I am very sad, but also so relieved that she's finally at peace. I know she was ready to leave that ravaged body. Her cats had all gone to their new homes, which I know was a huge relief to her. And I imagine that even now she's in the midst of a joyful reunion with all those rescued kitties who'd gone before. I know when I pass over, I'm fully expecting a long line of little furry faces and wagging tails!

Okay, I'm getting teary. Moving on.

Don't get all excited, or anything...but the professor and I are still emailing. I gave him my number, and we may talk on the phone tonight. I still have no great expectations, but it's nice to have something to think about other than...what was his name again? Heh.

12 comments:

Stefanie said...

Oh Liz. I'm so sorry. I mean, glad she's not in pain anymore, but still sorry for your loss, of course.

Also, I can't believe you didn't end up with another cat in this scenario. ;-)

gorillabuns said...

I'm so sorry for your friend. Why does life suck so much?

nancypearlwannabe said...

Aww, Liz. That stinks. I'm sorry.

Stinkypaw said...

Sorry for your loss... May she rest in peace and like you said her friends will be waiting for her by the Rainbow Bridge.

3carnations said...

I'm sorry to hear about your friend, but glad to know she's no longer suffering.

Noelle said...

Condolences on your loss, and I'm glad there's also some good news for you!

Allie said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your friend...

lizgwiz said...

stef, I stood strong! (I'm a little amazed, too.)

Paisley said...

I'm so sorry. I know she's "in a better place" but still...

L Sass said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Liz.

Sending lots of hugs!

Tony B. Loney said...

So very sorry to hear about Jan. I hope you'll sing "Amazing Grace," at least to yourself. I'm sure she deserves it. And just remember, as they say in Broadcast News, (if you need me), "I'll meet you at the place near the thing where we went that time."

Sauntering Soul said...

Having just lost my grandmother a couple of weeks ago, I can relate to how you feel. They aren't suffering anymore, but now we are because they are gone. Hugs to you.