|In a lifetime there are people who come into your life, and then there are SPECIAL people who come into you
life. We all know which category Pauline was in. So, today, Pauline we salute you, a very SPECIAL person that
God gave us for a short while. Pauline left this life after a long fight with various earthly struggles, including a 3
month stay in the Memorial and Kindred hospitals, . She was ready to go and God was ready to take her home
on May 5, 2013.
Pauline had been struggling for several years with cancer and God granted her enough strength to live at
home and enjoy some measure of a good life. She had her dog Skippy and many friends, but few close
enough to care for her. In January she began to get worse and by the end of January it became obvious that
she needed more than home care. On January 30 she was going to ride in our car to the hospital, but upon
analyzing the situation, a 911 call was made for an ambulance. Pauline was transported to the Memorial ER @
Ella and 610. The ambulance drivers stabilized her and ER took over. She was later transferred to a hospital
room and then to Kindred (next door to Memorial) From here she went to a regular room to ICU, back to a
regular room. For more than 3 months, Pauline was fighting to regain her health and return home. During time
her mind was very good but her health issues were many; including congenital heart failure, cancer, diabetes
and other things. During our time of visits, Pauline always thanked us for coming and was always pleasant to
talk to. Once she showed us how she was progressing with her exercise by hitting a balloon with her "tennis
racket" (a plastic swatter) She was very proud of her accomplishments with her hitting the balloon back to the
nurse. After moving from various rooms on various floors, the Doctors began talking about moving her home.
We suggested to them that there was no way because she had no one at home who could watch over her and
we thought she was going to need 24 hour care. The next alternative was the nursing home. About the time
she would get better, she would turn for the worse. Pauline wanted to go home, but she could not. Eventually
the doctors told us that they had done everything they could do and that she could not get any better. Finally it
came to "she had days to live". On Thursday, May 2, during a visit with her, she knew she was going to the
nursing home and she had only a short time. Pauline was very alert on this day and remained her usual
cheerful self, even though she was hurting. She knew she was scheduled to go to the nursing home the next
day. On Friday, May 3, we stayed with her until they transitioned her to the nursing home and made sure she
was comfortable. By this time she had been given pain meds and was pretty much asleep. On Saturday, May
4, we visited her in the nursing home and found her confused and not really very alert. She did agree to have
her teeth brushed and her hair combed and was again very pleasant, but hurting. About 5 pm, they gave her
pain meds and she was asleep. She had been complaining the last several days of having a hard time
breathing, even though they had her on oxygen. We left her asleep and at 5:00 a.m. Sunday morning they
called to say her pulse was very low, so we rushed to her side, only to find that God had taken her home
before we got there. We had prayed that she would be taken soon so she would not suffer, but God took her
faster than we thought.
We love you, Pauline, and thanks for your sweet personality and your friendship. So long, Pauline
(Now you are in God's care and we thank all of the nurses and help that she received, especially
Dr. Alvarez, who really took care of her as best she could.)
|You were young once and now
you are again!!
|The one thing that concerned Pauline was what to do with her little dog, Skippy. Pauline was told on
Thursday, May 2 that a home had been found for Skippy. Skippy is now with a loving family who was
looking for an older dog. They bonded right away with a family that has 4 kids and they love him.
Pauline was glad he was going to have a home. Thank you Becky and neighbors for helping to feed
Skipper every day for more than three months. Pauline greatly appreciated it.
|Pauline enjoying Thanksgiving dinner with us in 2012
|SHOWING THAT PAULINE STILL HAD
HER SENSE OF HUMOR.
|NOTE: PAULINE'S MEMORIAL SERVICE WAS: SATURDAY, MAY 25, @ 10:30 A.M.REURRECTION LIFE CHURCH; 730 E. 11th, Houston, Tx
|Sept 5, 2013
LINK TO PAULINE'S 5'S(PDF FILE)
9/5/13 by Don Henderson
Here is another 5 for Pauline.
May 5, June 5, July 5, August
5, September 5, 2013. Pauline
passed into the new Realm,
May 5th and this is the 5th
five, since she has gone.
Today I thought it appropriate
to post her Remembrance
Ceremony from May 25nd.
LINK TO YOUTUBE REMEMBRANCE VIDEO