The room was always full of people, there was never a moment when her hand was not being held. Nick and Ali arrived just after 8pm, so we had all the family there together. By midnight we were all tired, and wandered home, leaving Netty's sister Chris who wanted to stay the night with her. We arrived back at the hospital at 8am. By that time Netty had slipped into a coma around 5am. She passed away at 2:05pm. What a sad sad day, it was raining, it was blowing a gail, the heavens poured! Netty had always said that make sure I don't die with my mouth open, and that I die beautiful. Well of course she died with her mouth opened as her breathing was very laboured towards the end. Chris and Kate both tried to close her mouth but to no avail. About 10 minutes after she had passed, someone had asked "Who closed Netty's mouth"? No one had, she must have came back and checked on how she looked and closed it herself. As we sat around the bed telling Netty tales, laughing and reminiscing, someone said"OMG look at Netty" As we all looked, her mouth was closed with a smile on her face. She looked absolutely beautiful. We were all crying in happiness, in sadness, it was truly unbelievable and I am so happy I was there to witness it! We still stayed by her side until after 5pm, reminiscing, telling Netty tales, and the hardest thing I found was to leave her and close that door behind us on the way out, it just didn't feel right! Netty I love you! You were an amazing strong woman! May you rest in peace!
Love Always Lisxx