I really hate doing this, but once more I need to let something out...
Another grandparent died today. Rosalina Borges (Furtado family, she kept her maiden name after marriage), born 1927 and died 2011.
I honestly must say... She was one of the kindest people I've ever known. Perhaps even the kindest one. And I'm not just saying this because she's my grandma. A country woman that spent half her life in the city, she never lost her farming habit due to a little farm she kept just behind her house. Proud mother of two, proud grandmother of seven and she loved us all.
I remember many times when I was younger, I'd sneak out of my mom's house to go see her and to eat some sweets because she always had homemade cakes, cookies or ice-cream. Oh, how I will miss those last two that brought me so much joy and happiness every time I ate them. How she loved seeing that reaction on all of her children.
Being a country woman, she took good care of herself. Ate properly, didn't have any bad habits and only had one problem. Her heart. She had a weak heart due to a bad valve and she waited years to be called for surgery, her condition getting worse and worse.
She went to the mainland last week after finally being called (and btw, this was the first time she was ever on a plane) and had surgery this monday. Surgery had been more complicated than expected due to another problem appearing but the doctors said it was a success after they put her on an induced coma. On wednesday her kidneys started failing and she got plugged to a machine. Next day pretty much everything was starting to fail and she got plugged to more machines. Today... After removing her from the coma and trying to reanimate her, doctors said that she was physically dead and the last thing to do was to pull the plug. Plug was pulled about 4 hours ago.
My old man and my grandpa must be arriving at the mainland about now and are going to the hospital asap so that my grandpa can see her one last time. Her last wish before traveling was to be cremated if she didn't make it, so that grandpa could bring her back home with him.
Goodbye grandma, all your grandchildren will miss you very, very much.
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