Thursday, April 09, 2009

Michael Murray Brett Sept 12 1955-April 8 2009




My baby brother finally left this world about an hour ago. He fought a long hard battle with Colo-rectal cancer. The past two months he has been in a hospice Enso House, and they are there strictly to take care of the dying, and to allow them to pass from this world in as peaceful a setting as possible.

The past week he has been semi-concious, but he had his eye-lids only half open. He was cold and gettign a blue tint to him, his eyes were sunk way back into his skull, and he could not speak. It was horrible watching him try to leave, and not being able to. This has been a very hard transition for him and for the whole family. I hope none of you ever have to go through that.

Do your families a favor and go out and get a colonoscopy. DO IT! NOW!!! catch it before it is too late! If you smoke, STOP!!! and next time the Combined Federal Campaign comes your way, donate to the American Cancer SOciety, and let's get a cure for all cancers!

I will write more in the morning,. RIght now by brain is very tired. I may just sleep all day! Thank you all for being here for me.

26 comments:

Phyllis said...

The long weary battle is over. Praise God!!
I'll miss my baby brother.

Tabor said...

I am sorry for this. You have been brave through it all and now he is resting peacefully.

Carla said...

I'm so sorry! But I'm glad Mike is not suffering any more. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Rain said...

I am so sorry to hear it and yet glad for him and you too. It's a tragic loss that you lost him, but a mercy that he could finally go on when there was no way to live in his body anymore. *hugs*

Herman said...

Rest in Peace Mike.

Cal said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Mike. Mary Lou.

Donna said...

He's flying high now, and loving it!!! My love to you all sweetie!!((((HUGS))))

Bobbie said...

My condolences to you, Phyllis, and your whole family. May the wonderful memories you have of your brother bring you comfort during this trying time.

Joan said...

I'm so sorry Mary Lou. Have a good rest.

Anonymous said...

Blogeois said...

Our thoughts are with you, Mary Lou and Phyllis. And with Mike too. He's watching over you now, in peace and feeling better than ever.

Dick said...

I think Phyllis and the others have said it well. I am sorry it had to go this way but it is better for Mike that it is over and he is now where he has no pain or discomfort. Those left are the ones it is hard on.

Joy Des Jardins said...

I send you my love and condolences Mary Lou. Mike fought a very brave battle...and so did you. God Bless you and your family. Rest well my friend. He is in a far better place now.... Love, Joy

Carol said...

My sincere condolences and prayers are with you and all who loved him.

Cas

bill / prairie point said...

So sorry. My sincere condolences to you and your family

edt said...

May he rest in peace...Regards edt

ML/Texas said...

Mike is now at peace. You know my deepest condolances are with you.
Now, you three girls support each other as you heal...physically and emotionally. Keep Sherry close.
Her whole world has just fallen apart, and she will need you now more that ever.

robin andrea said...

My deepest sympathy and condolences to you and your family.

Anji said...

I'm sorry to hear your news, you must all feel very lost at the moment.

He was only 2 weeks older than I am, it brings home that we must all look after ourselves.

jazzi said...

Thinking of you, Mary Lou. I know it's a hard time to go through.

Brenda said...

My modem has been down all week so I'm just now getting your sad news. My heart goes out to you and your family Miz Marylou and Phyllis. God Bless!

Anonymous said...

My sincere condolences to Phyllis and you, Mary Lou.

Jim R.

Joan said...

I just left a message for your family on my blog.

Take care Mary Lou...let me know if I can do anything..anything at all.

Susan said...

My thoughts are with you and your family. Although it is a relief to have Mikes suffering over, I know you will miss him dearly.

Gullible said...

My condolences to you and your family.

Dawn said...

Mike was part of our "gang" in Junior High and High School. We were all very close, played music, had fun. We kept in touch somewhat, but not enough. I will always remember Mike. Know that he touched a lot of lives.
I'm so sorry for your loss.

NJ said...

I know this is late. I finally took the time to read your blogs back a little. I can't explain how time slips past me and what I was going to do soon just doesn't get done.

So, my sympathy to you and your family. You'll think of him often and feel his loss keenly.
Love,
Nancy