Saturday, November 6, 2010

Goodbye friend.

Four days ago my friend Gessner was taken off of life support. He had CF, he was a fiBro. I got to meet him in Boston in May. I've gone out to coffee with his wife, they're from Seattle. He had a massive infection that just shut down his body. I wasn't able to go to the hospital to visit because I'm on IVs for pneumonia. I feel bad about that. I know his wife understands, if anyone would its her. But part of me saw this coming, I knew that when he went on the vent he wouldn't come off of it. But still, I have no business wandering around the hospital possibly infecting people.

Gess was a good guy. One day chatting on facebook we compared CF tattoos. He's definately going to be missed by many people. But I do find it comforting that his corneas went to someone. His last act was helping someone see. I know that where ever he is, he's happy about that.

1 comment:

Katey said...

I know this is a little late. I'm sorry about your friend. And I'm sure his wife completely understands why you couldn't visit. That same exact situation has happened to me too!

Praying for you and your friend's wife and family during this time!