info

16 08 2009

http://www.turpinco.com

Advertisements




timing & such

16 08 2009

Dates & times, etc are finalized.

Viewing/visitation: Monday at 6p. Turpin.

Services: Tuesday at 2p. Zion Lutheran. Family gathering prior to services at 11:30a. (Call us for where if you don’t know already.)

Sunday and Monday we’ll be at mother’s house, just dropping in and out.

Everyone’s been asking about what charities. You guys already well know how she couldn’t help but feed people. It’s what she did. With that in mind, we thought these suggestions would fit that spirit: Angel Food Ministries, Heifer International, or any local food bank.

And thanks to all the hens that came out last night. My bones are feeling remarkably strong today.





plans still pending

14 08 2009

Services: The visitation and funeral plans are still pending, our expectation is that viewing will be Monday and that the funeral service and burial will be Tuesday. We expect to have that confirmed tomorrow.

Charities: There have also been a lot of questions about which charities in lieu of flowers, (which the kindness and generosity in just the questions alone is already overwhelmingly amazing), for now we’re also finalizing the details for WHICH charities.

Thanks for the patience in the meantime, and keep watching for updates here, as well as in the local hometown papers once things are finalized in the near future.

For tonight though, look squarely at the person (or fur-baby) next to you right in the hairy eyeballs, and give ’em a big hug and a kiss. For you, for them, for us, and for Madame Queen herself.





rest

14 08 2009

Lots of support here.

She’s at peace.





for those of you not already aware

14 08 2009

As a courtesy reminder for those of you who have recently joined us on this blog journey, and as a favor to her herself, please remember to keep her and us anonymous.

Absolutely please DO continue to keep the comments coming, they do mean so much to us and all the family. To be clear, we’re not requesting that you not use your own names, but please do refrain from using hers and ours.

Thanks for all the great support, and thanks in advance for helping with this small request.

"Mr. Geauxgirl"





What a gift—

13 08 2009

We did indeed meet the end-stage M.D. today. She’s absolutely fantastic already, even with the limited opportunities in today’s schedule, we have a more formal (if you want to call it that) meeting with her tomorrow morning.

She’ll be great help to get mother the attention and type of care and comfort for the bit of time she DOES have left. What an incredible gift.





stalkers

13 08 2009

Walking into your patient’s ICU room to be greeted by five more sets of eyeballs and ears than normal must be an interesting sight. Particularly at 6 a.m.

Nevertheless, we got all 3 docs in succession. Oncologist, ENT, plus pulmonologist too. Oncologist had still not compared new MRI to old, so I whipped out that handy-dandy CD copy I had on me again. He took it with him to give to the radiologist.

I called his cell again at 11 a.m. to allow time for that comparison, and we’ve got the official word that our initial impression of the MRI last night IS correct, and that we’re indeed in the comfort-care-planning stage.

He’s referring us to a different M.D. that specializes in end-state planning. We’ll meet with her sometime today.

If not, we’re well trained in the art of stalking.