The truck crash was around 2 in the afternoon on May 4, 2013. AnnaLeah left us right away–no time to say goodbye.
Mary died in the early morning hours of May 8.
Although the nurses I have talked with reassured me that Mary was medicated to be comfortable, it still breaks my heart when I think of what she must have gone through. I have no idea of her level of awareness at any point after the crash. And I am thankful that Jerry and many others were able to be with her–after he was able to get there the next day.
But I was stuck in a hospital two hours from hers. I wish that I could have been there with Mary to comfort her. And say goodbye.