Weird things go fast and slow all at once

If it doesn't fit in any other forum, this is where it goes.

Moderators: MKA, Caudawg

Greg_Cornish
Posts: 5422
Joined: Wed Aug 22, 2007 12:37 pm
Location: Clear Lake

Weird things go fast and slow all at once

Postby Greg_Cornish » Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:34 pm

This is a photo of me talking with my oldest nephew Burt. Here he has a wife and two great teenagers. A year ago around Christmas he had His dream job and was rising in the ranks rapidly as the head of a tech support team. He loved his job.

Suddenly he required frequent bathroom trips. Soon it interfered with his job. In June it made him leave his job. He was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. His company left his position open. For months he tried to beat it and then it started getting better. He went back to work and it got worse. Then he fell and broke his hand. Within weeks he was diagnosed with ALS. Two terminal diseases at once.

This is when I really got to know him. I never knew the goodness that was inside of him and how people looked up to him.

We had his funeral today in Minnesota. I couldn't be there due to health and distance, but everyone understood. If you're bored, go to http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/burtlarson and read the journal or guestbook. You might be inspired.

He never lost the will to survive and fought until the end even though he knew the outcome. He refused a tracheotomy and told the family to withhold life sustaining food and water.

He communicated through a extra sense with his mother through his gazing eyes and blinking signals. I'll miss him an awful lot. It only took a year but it was such an agonizing slow one in one sense and it went by in a heartbeat in another sense.

Image
"The trouble with quotes on the Internet, is that you can never know if they are genuine." - Abraham Lincoln

User avatar
Otay Michael
Posts: 1400
Joined: Fri Oct 21, 2005 10:27 am
Location: Del Mar, California
Contact:

Re: Weird things go fast and slow all at once

Postby Otay Michael » Sun Jan 18, 2009 10:16 pm

Greg, sorry for your loss. He did sound like a great guy, really into rockets huh? I glad the Lord blessed him so = lots of loving family and friends by the pages of well wishes. He's in a better place.
Otay Michael

All I need to get into the money would be the four I usually get along with a 20# kicker.

Own no boring art: www.seewald.com
Name written in the book of life.

Skeeterman
Posts: 1988
Joined: Mon May 09, 2005 5:21 am
Location: Skeeterville CA.

Re: Weird things go fast and slow all at once

Postby Skeeterman » Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:06 am

Im sorry to hear Greg.He is with the LORD now, thiers no better place but to be with him. I hope you and the family are doing ok.


Return to “Off Topic”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest