Christine passed away on July 18, 2009. She had moved home to Nebraska on July 1. She went to the emergency room at the University of Nebraska Medical Center on the evening on July 2 and was in surgery at 4 AM on July 3. The doctors did exploratory surgery. They were looking for a hole in her colon or stomach because of the bloating in her abdomen but failed to find one. She did well for the next couple of days but then the bloating started again. They did exploratory surgery again on the evening of July 10 and discovered that she had a massive amount of cancer in colon and on her liver. The cancer was very aggressive and we were told that there was nothing they could do for her. The doctor said she didn't have much time. We started Hospice in the hospital on July 13 and went to the Hospice House in Omaha on July 17. She passed away quietly the next morning at 7:56 AM.
I am planning to continue to write on this site for a while but I need some time to collect my thoughts.
Thank you to everyone who has supported and prayed for Christine over these last four years.