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NWR: Sad News

So, apparently my horrible Monday was indicative of my week ahead (as I feared it would be).

We received a call last night that MIL suffered a major stroke.  She's in a coma, unable to eat or drink.  She already has a medical directive stating she wants no extraordinary measures (including insertion of a feeding tube).  So, we were informed that she likely only has a couple more days.

DH is devistated.  Last night is the first time I have ever seen him cry.  We also had to sit down and explain it to my step-daughter, which was absolutely heart-wrenching.  She cried so hard.

We looked into flights back to his hometown, but they are $1,300 a person.  Delta does offer bereavement discounts, so I'll have to call and see how much those are.  Otherwise, we're going to be making the 18 hr drive.

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  • edited December 2011
    Oh gosh, I am so sorry.  I cannot imagine loosing a parent yet - it still seems like we're all too young.  But I know it doesn't always work that way.  I hope the good memories offer some comfort but take care.  I'll be thinking of you guys.
  • Julz629Julz629 member
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    edited December 2011
    Oh Melanie, I'm so sorry!  This must be so difficult.  I am thinking of you and your family.
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  • edited December 2011
    Melanie I am so sorry to hear that.  Thoughts and prayers being sent your way.  

    Where is home?  I would love to see if maybe I can find something cheaper for you guys.  I'm sure you looked everywhere but I would love to give it a shot if I can!  
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  • edited December 2011
    I'm so sorry to hear that Mel.... how awful you had to explain to your step daughter. We'll be thinking of you and I hope you guys find a way to fly back. Ditto Stebbe- we're happy to scour the internet for deals if you need us to!

    Thoughts and prayers to you, your husband and step-daughter. It's awful to lose a parent, but it's good you have each other!
  • edited December 2011
    OMG! Melanie - I am soooooo sorry to hear this! Sending prayers and miracles your way......
  • cwimer6154cwimer6154 member
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    edited December 2011
    I'm deeply sorry to hear this.  Good luck and well wishes for you and DH"s family.  I hope you will be able to get there in time to see her.  ::hugs:: 
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    edited December 2011
    Oh dear. i'm so sorry to hear about your MIL.
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  • edited December 2011
    I am so, so sorry.  I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.  
  • edited December 2011
    Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers.  I'll pass them along to DH.  If I can't get anywhere with Delta on the bereavement discount, I will surely take you guys up on the offer for cheaper plane tickets. 

    I've checked everything.  Other airports, including Minneapolis and renting a car for the 5 hr drive north, but those are still over $500 a person, and I'd still have to rent a car.  I'm sure the holiday weekend isn't helping prices at all.  But really, $3,900 for 3 people to fly to Minnesota???  It would only cost us $300 in gas (round trip) to get out there...but it's 18 hours...with a 6 year old...and not a lot of time to spare.
  • edited December 2011
    Try this website:  http://us.lastminute.com/ 

    I have had a lot of luck on here before.   They are all packages that include a hotel or car rental which might help you out.  I looked for Minneapolis and it looked like it was $550 pp but that was with flight and rental car.  Good luck!!  
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    edited December 2011
    I'm so sorry to hear this.  Gl with finding a flight.  T & P to you and your family.
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  • Thumper1148Thumper1148 member
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    edited December 2011
    So sorry to hear about this!!  **HUGS**  I will keep your family in my prayers!
  • edited December 2011
    I'm so sorry to hear this. Sending thoughts and prayers your way during this difficult time. Stay strong!
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    Very sorry to hear about your sad news. Sending lots of T & P to you and your family.
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  • mlmamomlmamo member
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    edited December 2011
    So sorry to hear the sad news. That is such a difficult situation. My heart goes out to you and your family and I'll pray for you.
  • edited December 2011
    I am so sorry to hear about this!! Thoughts and prayers your way. I found a few cheap prices (with tax included) for you below (3 passengers), many with no booking fees. Destination is to Minneapolis Airport most leaving on Friday.,:

    through Priceline: flights from $510
    Cheaptickets - $427 leaving out of Flint, or $510 from Metro Airport
    Onetravel.com - $485
    Cheapoair.com- $485
    Tripadvisor- $431 from Flint, $511 from Metro
    American Airlines ( AA.com) $234!
    Orbitz - $427 flint, $510 Metro, also Flight & Car, $619pp
    Expedia - $1919.70 with roundtrip flight and rental car

    I hope these help! I used my travel ticker account to find these prices...so if you cant find them, please email me right away at starkissedpirate at yahoo. Good luck and God bless.

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  • edited December 2011
    Melanie, I am so sorry to hear about your MIL. You and your DH's family are in my thoughts during this difficult time.
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    edited December 2011
    I am so sorry to hear about your MIL. My heart and prayers goes out to you and your family.
  • edited December 2011
    Your family is in my thoughts.  So sorry to hear the news.  I hope you find a decent way to get home.
  • edited December 2011
    Oh, that's awful. I am so sorry. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
  • edited December 2011
    I'm so sorry to hear this. Your family will be in my thoughts/prayers.
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  • edited December 2011
    oh wow... *HUGS*
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  • edited December 2011
    MEL...what do you mean NWR....this is definitely worth reading. I m so sorry about what you are going through right know. I lost my dad about 2 months after we got engaged so I understand that this is really hard for you right now. Please let us know if there is anything that we can do to help you right now.
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