Darlene passed away on April 25,
2011. Our deepest sympathies to Jill and all of the family.
Darlene, was admitted to the hospital at the end of July and had
vascular surgery on her left leg to try to establish blood flow
to her foot – she suffers from peripheral artery disease and
diabetes and she did not have a pulse in her foot the day she
was admitted. After the surgery, she developed wound issues and
underwent three more surgeries to debride (deep clean) the
wounds. Unfortunately, on Friday, September 25th, the surgeons
had to amputate her leg above the knee. Right now, Mom is going
through rehabilitation in the hospital to try to learn how to
transfer herself from chair to bed, chair to car, chair to bath
etc…. She will be in the rehab unit at the hospital for another
month or so before they will dismiss her to go home. She is
also battling some confusion brought on by being hospitalized
for so long. Mom also suffered from a couple of bouts of major
delirium during her hospitalization. We thought we were going
to lose her a couple of times but she has fought very hard to
get through it all.
you could send her way would be very much appreciated!
Comments: She loves to read tabloid magazines, works on puzzles
daily, loves to play slot machines...cha-ching! Lots of
allergies so please don't send anything scented.