But today I simply had to find the time to share some very sad news with you. Ken, my beloved husband of nearly 40 yeas, and a friend to many of you, died yesterday morning (June 28) a little before five o'clock.
Ken had suffered a terrible illness - several terrible illnesses -- since March 5th when he entered the hospital with the flu, pneumonia, a mild heart attack, the main valve in heart was not working, aorta aneurysm, his kidney function was low, potassium high. Not to mention COPD and asthma which he lived with all the time. Secondary to all of that, he had two sores on his left big toe that would not heal. Not diabetes but vascular disease. By the time of his death, Ken had been in four hospitals and three rehabilitation centers. He had aspiration pneumonia and CDIFF and both legs had been amputated above the knee. It seemed that every time he would make progress toward getting well, another setback would occur. Finally, on Thursday morning Ken's body could take no more. He is finally at peace now.
Ken was a fun-loving guy and his smile and sense of humor will be missed by all of us. We had many, many great years together and created lots of wonderful memories with friends and family. Thank you all for that.