Today, we bid my mother-in-law – Olivette goodbye. This morning, her sisters called from the hospital at 6am – and as soon as the phone rang, my heart dropped right into my stomach – I knew that Grammie was either gone or going. By about 8am grammie took her last breath and she was gone. How sad and how fragile a life can be. She was here 2.5 weeks ago – going into the hospital for a CT scan – thinking she had an ulcer in her stomach – then it turned out to be an enlarged liver – a few days later – they told her she had cancer from somewhere that had attacked her liver and 90% destroyed her liver. Everything went downhill after that.
Everything went so quick – we were quite dazed to be honest. Thanks to my mother-in-law’s sister – Aunt Yvette – who fed her after we had gone to the funeral home and what a lovely and yummy seafood chowder – even better than the ones I’ve tasted elsewhere. My mother-in-law side of the family are pretty good cooks – and everything there is a gathering – the food was aplenty. But today was one of the hardest day that we had to endure.