6 Children Orphaned/Parents die 24 Hours Apart

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  1. Tricia

    Tricia Owner Websleuths.com Staff Member Administrator

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    This is so bizarre and tragic

    More details at this link: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...phaned-after-both-parents-die-24-hours-apart/
     
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  3. SweetT

    SweetT Active Member

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    I totally believe that is possible. My ex of 17yr passed 2 yrs ago, it was so hard on my kids and me that I started having terrible PVC's that I had never had before, I really thought I was having a heart attack. I still have them occasionally but feel that the stress, and heart break did it to me. I think mine was watching my children suffer, one of which (our only son) who was still in HS really tore me up.
     
  4. tlcya

    tlcya Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    oh wow, that poor family. Especially those kids. :(
     
  5. Tricia

    Tricia Owner Websleuths.com Staff Member Administrator

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    SweetT I'm sorry you and your children suffered such a loss. Glad you were able to weather the stress so you can be here with us today.

    Stories like this one are terribly hard to read. You would have to have a heart of stone not to feel a ton of empathy for those kids.
     
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    bookboarder New Member

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    I hope they have extended family to take them in. I'm in Louisiana but would provide a loving safe place for as many of their kids as possible though I don't have room for 6, I would ensure if we could help they'd be able to see their siblings any time they wanted/needed. Just throwing this out there. We have two boys, ages 6 and 8 [tomorrow, actually!], and had we been able our family would have been much bigger. I just hope those kids know that there are people out there who will love and care for them in this time of great sorrow and beyond.

    I have 5 angel babies waiting for me one day and love our little men here but our home always has room for more love! <3
     
  7. Eloise

    Eloise Active Member

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    So sad.
    I watched a doco once (or it might have just been an Oprah episode tbh - it was years ago) about how some cardiologists think you really can die of a broken heart. They gave evidence from stories just like this one, where a heartbroken spouse dies of a heart attack very soon after their partner dies.
     
  8. Coco'sMommy

    Coco'sMommy New Member

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    It's called Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy, and it is real. (I am an RN who formerly worked at a major cardiac center). It isn't usually fatal but obviously can be. Its pathology is very interesting, but so very tragic in this case. Hope the children are placed together in a loving home.
     
  9. sloane7777

    sloane7777 Active Member

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    I know this is true, my grandfather and his brother died a day apart, they were very close.
     
  10. Hatfield

    Hatfield Well-Known Member

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    Please don't laugh because this is seriously true. I once had a pair of cockateils and I swear when one died the other died of depression or something. As soon as the one bird died the other bird became very depressed and kept looking for his partner. He began squeeking for him and jumping around on the bird cage in different places and looking out the cage for him to return. It was heartbreaking to watch him and just as we were about to buy another bird to keep him company he died too. I dont think it was an illness. I think it was emotional related.

    So yeah I am a believer in this sort of thing too after witnessesing that.
     
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    I believe it. My mother -in-law died recently from a sudden diagnosis of cancer. She lasted 3 weeks from diagnosis. She had been the major care giver of my father-in-law who suffered from strokes and dementia. He didn't know the day, but knew she was gone, and in one month, so was he. Devastating loss so close together, but now they are together again.
     

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