By creator to www.moultrieobserver.com
On behalf of the household of Vicki Chafin Strickland:
Shedding a cherished one isn’t straightforward; nonetheless, when the loss is sudden, it one way or the other appears to be far more troublesome. On Friday, June 26, our lives had been eternally modified. Our mom, Vicki Strickland, suffered an enormous coronary heart assault and was taken by ambulance to Colquitt Regional Medical Middle’s Emergency Room. It was decided, whereas she was within the ER, that because of the lack of oxygen to her mind on account of the guts assault, she suffered some mind harm. On Monday, June 29, whereas she was in ICU, the severity of the mind harm was defined and confirmed. We (her 4 kids) had been tasked with making essentially the most troublesome determination of our lives.
There are merely no phrases to specific the compassion and professionalism that we skilled at Colquitt Regional. From our time spent within the Emergency Room to the times spent within the Intensive Care Unit, we had been handled with kindness and fairly truthfully, as household. Every physician, nurse, respiratory therapist, laboratory technician, cafeteria employees member, workplace employees member, and so many others that I’m positive I’ve failed to say was completely superb. Most particularly, we wish to thank Dr. Weeks, Dr. Lopes, Dr. Ukpong, Dr. Posey, Dr. Myrtil, nurses: Dale, Hazel, Denver, and so many others whose names I can’t keep in mind now however are absolutely in our hearts. Thanks to Rainmeya Harris, Laci Jarrell, Lacey Webb, and Caitlin Alligood on your kindness and compassion as we stated goodbye to Mama within the working room. We’ll always remember your being with us throughout this time. Thanks, Jim Matney, for permitting us to “bend the foundations” and have our household with us as we stated goodbye to Mama. Hugh Ward, your prayers and kindness won’t ever be forgotten. Thanks, Beth Skidmore, Cori Norman, Allison Younger, Lacey Herndon, and others who checked on us between their shifts. To the women and gents who checked temperatures and offered face masks on the entrances, thanks for understanding our household’s wants as you labored to observe laws concerning the precautions surrounding Covid-19. Many due to everybody who lined the halls for the Honor Stroll to honor Mama for her organ donation. There are fairly merely no phrases to specific our gratitude to everybody who blessed our household throughout our time at Colquitt Regional. If now we have failed to say you particularly by identify, please know that now we have not forgotten you, and your faces are eternally ingrained in our hearts and minds.
Mama was an organ donor, and when requested if we needed to take part within the donation course of, we didn’t hesitate to say sure. You see, Mama was a giver; she cherished her household fiercely and would have carried out something for any of us. We knew that she would have needed us to respect her needs to assist others right now. My siblings and I are organ donors as are our spouses and youngsters; nonetheless, we didn’t know something in regards to the precise technique of organ donation. After talking with the medical doctors at CRMC about our determination, a consultant from Lifelink got here to talk to us in regards to the course of. We realized that only a few households select to donate their family members’ organs though many are literally organ donors. The nurses from Lifelink defined the method completely in a compassionate and respectful method. Everybody concerned within the organ donation thought of our emotions and handled Mama with the utmost respect all through your entire course of. As we stated our Earthly goodbyes to Mama on June 30, different households had been rejoicing for her life-giving organ donations, and though we’re heartbroken that Mama is not with us, we’re humbled to know that she has given the last word present of affection to the recipients of her organs. Please be part of us in praying for the recipients of Mama’s organs that they could obtain full therapeutic and revel in full and pleased lives surrounded by their households and family members.
With all that is occurring on this planet round us, we are able to take consolation in figuring out that our group is blessed with such a tremendous facility as Colquitt Regional Medical Middle. The healthcare employees and help personnel which can be employed there are true heroes and blessings to our group.
Lee Causey, Angie Roberts, Carrie Norman, and Beau Jarrell