Thursday, April 02, 2009

I got the post morten results a couple of days ago. Ian died from multiple organ failure caused by severe sepsis/septicaemia, the source of which was indeed the abscess around his right hip. Poor, poor Ian. No wonder he said to me an hour before being rushed to ITU, "I have never felt so sick in my whole life". He was so brave.

So, it's all set it stone now ... the funeral is finalised.

Birtley Crematorium
Wednesday 8th April, 10am
Family flowers only
If anyone wishes to make a donation to charity instead of flowers can either give directly to me (I am happy to collect and send one lump donation), or please consider donating directly to the International Sepsis Forum. This is taken from their website:

The ISF accepts monetary donations from the general public. All money donated to the ISF charity will be utilized to support research in the field of sepsis. Checks or money orders should be made out to The International Sepsis Forum.

Please send donations to the ISF to the following addresses :

If mailing from The United States:
International Sepsis Forum
C/O Elaine Rinicker, ISF Program Manager
7024 Palmetto Pines Ln
Land O'Lakes, FL  34637

If mailing from Rest of World:
International Sepsis Forum
Crown House
28 Winchester Road
Romsey, SO51 8AA
United Kingdom

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  1. Grandmère Mimi said...
    Lisa, I extend my deepest sympathy to you and to all who loved Ian. I wish you strength for your journey, through the funeral and in your life afterward. As my then five-year-old grandson said at the time of my mother's death, "If you love them, they live in your heart."

    Of course, it's not the same as having Ian beside you every day. I hope the pain of his absence grows less over time, but this kind of loss is something that you never really get over.

    Much love,

    Anonymous said...
    Lisa...don't feel obligated to respond to this. Just know you're still on my mind and I hope you're doing ok.
    eileen the uppity woman said...
    Still in my thoughts too Lisa.

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