My heart hurts to even post this today. I received this message...in the words of Brook:
"Sydney joined her sister at 6:45 this evening. When Carynne passed
yesterday, her heart just gave up and we tried to recucitate her. We
called the ambulance and she was taken to the hospital. I rode in the
police car while Jake stayed with Sydney. When I walked into the ER
the doctors were waiting to tell me that she had passed.
Today, Sydney was struggling the entire day and we could only turn her
oxygen up to a certain level without blowing up her lungs. When we
got to that point, I just held her in my arms and Jake held her hands.
We had two nurses here with us and they watched the monitors as she
slowly decreased. We just held her and let her take her last breaths
in our arms. She stayed with us for about an hour before they came to
pick her up.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, a
division of Flanner and Buchanan. This might sound bad, but I am
thankful that they went so close together so they didn't miss each
other too much. We are going have both services at the same time
sometime later this week."
There are just no words...