Friday, June 20, 2008

I am still alive, breathing and kicking...

I sure would have much rather been around blogging and enjoying life...
but instead...

I was helping a good friend of mine prepare for a funeral...
Her 44 year old husband died from a massive heart attack last week Thursday...

At around 1am the kids were knocking on my bedroom door frantically to inform me that the ambulance was taking someone away in the Felix house...

They mistakenly told me it was my good friend LaVelle....

Instead it was her husband Cordell

I immediately jumped up put on some clothes and ran next door...
I found out that it was Cordell and that he had been vomitting and that they suspected he had contracted Salmonella Poisoning because he had just eaten a gyro with tomatoes...

They got him in the ambulance and LaVelle (who doesn't drive) was going to drive their car behind the ambulance...
Baptiste and I said we would take her....
I went with no shoes.....
because we were originally going to just drop her and her son Xavier off....and then pick them up when they were ready...

Baptiste walked them inside....
and quickly came back to the car...
He told me I needed to come inside, because they were doing CPR on Cordell....

Thank God, Baptiste had on some flip flops, but had a pair of gym shoes in the car...
I put on his HUGE FLIP FLOPS and went in to comfort my friend....

I knew it was BAD when they asked us to go inside the QUIET ROOM.....
and it took forever for the doctor to come tell us the news.....

We stayed with LaVelle the whole morning and helped her make all the arrangements.....
They have a total of 16 children together 7 togehter...she has 3 from a previous marriage and he had 6 from a previous marriage....

The youngest child is 8 and it was so hard to break the news to them...

The funeral was yesterday and ...

I AM DRAINED PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY....

We had to do so much running around, making funeral arrangements, florists, getting insurance papers together, cooking.....IT HAS BEEN ROUGH...

I AM PLUM TIRED....

Yesterday was so hard. Just to see his children in so much Pain.....
It broke my heart....
I plan to be blogging more...with something more upbeat, but if you were wondering if I fell off the face of the earth.....this is where I have been

Please say a prayer for My good friend Lavelle Felix and their children....

Thanks!!

4 comments:

Chit Chat With Divagirlrn said...

Oh my goodness Dana, that's so sad. I'm so sorry to hear that this happened to youe dear friend. I will keep her and her family in my prayers. Take care of yourself too.

BonnieRose said...

omg Dana.. I will definitely keep Lavelle and her childre, and you too, in my prayers.. Losing anyone is never easy.. never... I am just thankful that you were there to help her when she needed you.. it's in times like that, when we need to lean on the friends we have.. big hugs.. I've missed you gf.. hugs

Staci said...

Oh my goodness! I'm so sorry to hear that. It's always sad to lose someone especially one who meant so much to so many. Prayers being sent up...

Sarah C. said...

Dana, I'm so sorry to read this post. :( Lifting up Lavelle and her children in my prayers.