Saturday, August 29, 2009

Day 31

We're still waiting. The time between his breaths have gotten farther apart.

But he's still going. He always been a stubborn one.

We all didn't sleep well. It was hard to find a place to sleep. And now two new nurses who have never actually nursed dad are giving us problems for sitting outside his door.

Too bad- I'm not leaving.

Should be anytime now...

PS; mom's been reading all the comments and constantly asking to see if more have been written.

31 comments:

  1. My family's prayers and thoughts are with all of you. Jess - all of AGD is here to lean on - we love you so much.
    <3 KH

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  2. hello Julie and all your family,
    We are nurses from 6 east Baycrest hospital,we are constantly following on this website, and we just want to let you know that our thoughts and prayers are with you as you are going through this difficult time. Be strong and know that we are here to support you in any way.

    6E staff.

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  3. Rochelle, Bernie and the boysAugust 29, 2009 at 1:07 PM

    Dear Faigy, Julie, Jessica, Jason and family,
    You are in our thoughts and prayers constantly. Please know that we love you all very much. May G-d grant you continued strength.

    Rochelle, Bernie and the boys

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  4. Jess, tell your mother that the comments are nothing but loving, positive ones. Thoughts and hopes are with you all, from all of us.

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  5. Jessica:
    You are very brave. Once again, thoughts and prayers to you, mom, Jason, Faigy and the rest of the family.
    All our love,
    Mark and Brenda

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  6. There is nothing to say. All we are going to do is BE. Be there when you need us. Be around with a shoulder. Be remembering all the wonderful times. Be aware that he will always be a part of us. Always.

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  8. Our thoughts and prayers are with Johnathan and his family at this time.

    I have many fond memories of Johnathan as I was a young child up to this day.

    From
    Steven Chelsky and Family
    Modi'in Israel

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  9. Hi Jessica,
    Years ago, my step-dad went through a similar situation. Like you, we all sat with him as he went through his process. He was like your dad...very stubborn. I wondered at the time if he wouldn't pass because he was worried about my mom. One by one, we sat with him and told him how much we loved him and we all promised him we would take care of mom and it was okay for him to let go. It was so hard because as much as we knew he had to go, we wanted so much for him to stay. After we all talked to him, he took his final breath and passed away so peacefully. I really think he needed to know mom was going to be okay.
    We are all thinking of you, your brother and mom and of course are sending your dad our love and thoughts. Take care of yourself Jessica and know that you are not alone.
    Megan Walker

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  10. Dear Johnathan and family our prayers are with you. Be strong. We are all in this circle of life.

    From
    Olga Gelman and family
    Toronto.

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  11. Wendy Fish GrossmanAugust 29, 2009 at 2:25 PM

    Dearest Julie and Family,
    Its so hard to know just what to say at a time like this. Its unfair that good and kind people who are so filled with love and laughter don't get to live on. There is a constant reminder to savour every day. I have so many wonderful memories of Jonathan, so many good laughs - the kind that come from deep inside. I remember when he met you and how deeply he fell in love with you and when Jessica and Jason were born. I remember Jonathan sitting and just staring at Jessica as a newborn. He was in total awe that he could have a hand in creating her and that she was so little. I remember vividly how Jonathan measured his hand against Jessica's and then against her tiny feet. My entire family is thinking of all of you. We are sending you our love and support. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. You have all shown incredible courage and inner strength.

    Wendy~

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  12. My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. Please know I am thinking of you all and with you in spirit.
    Sincerely,
    Jay

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  13. ELLA, NATALY, LUDA, LILIAM, TSERINGAugust 29, 2009 at 2:54 PM

    DEAR JULIE,
    WE SYMPATHIZE STRONGLY FOR THE SITUATION YOU ARE CURRENTLY IN. WE ARE JUST LIKE TO LET YOU KNOW THAT WE ARE HERE FOR YOU. WE TRULY HOPE AND BELIEVE THAT YOU STAY STRONG AND BE ABLE TO GET THROUGH THIS.
    THINKING OF YOU WITH WARMTH AND CONCERN.
    SINCERELY 6E STAFF: ELLA, NATALY, LUDA, LILIAM, TSERING D.

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  14. Jessica and family,

    Your strength in this time is incredible. My thoughts are with you all.

    Love, Elena

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  15. Dear Jonathan and Family,

    It was an honour to have you in our lives for the short time we’ve known each other. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Sincerely,
    James Ilari and Jessica Ceci

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  16. Jess and family

    I'm praying so hard for you guys. Sending all the strength I can from wherever the military puts me :)

    love

    Bryan Morrison

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  17. Jessica,

    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. My son Louis has told me of your father's courageous struggle with this disease and the love and dedication all of you have shown him. I recently lost my sister to cancer and I know how difficult these final days can be. Be strong and remember the love all of you have for each will help you through these difficult days. You are truly a wonderful daughter.
    Praying for your dad and your entire family.
    MariaG

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  18. Jessica and Jason,

    What loving and brave young people you are, to show such devotion, while facing a terrible loss. I can only tell you the obvious -- Jonathan spoke of you every time I saw him, with love, pride, and often laughter. And I'm sure those are his thoughts even now, as he fades. He had the greatest fulfillment to see you become strong and independent personalities; it was a marvel to him, that you were confident and full of the ideas of life. His daily gifts of love will be with you always, and you can carry them wherever you go. Every small and large achievement in the coming years will honour him, and he'll know. -- Judith

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  19. Tell your mom that I haven't stopped thinking about you all for a second. Your dad is so lucky to have a great family like you and you are lucky to have such a great dad (sounds strange to say lucky but I believe it with all my heart)...you are brave, loving and amazing people. Peace to Jonathan Grossman and his family....he won't be sick in heaven and he will watch over you all from there. All my prayers...rachel

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  20. Dear Grossman Family,
    I've been following this blog so closely and I can't tell you what a comfort this has been to me as I wish I could comfort you in some way...so like Jonathan and Julie, being there for others even as they struggle through life's challenges.
    My family and I send warm thoughts and prayers for peace and God's strength as you face today and the days to come.
    Cathy.

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  21. To all the Grossman family, you are in my thoughts and prayers and have been for days.
    Ev Stone

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  22. Dear Julie, Jonathan, Jessica and Jason
    We just came back late this afternoon from out east and heard the situation. Please know how much we love you. The strength that you have all shown throughout the past several months has been incredible. We wish you peace and comfort. We're here for you all in whatever way we can be helpful.
    All Our Love,
    Renee, Lorne, Troy, Seth and Kevin

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  23. Dear Julie, Jonathan, Jessica and Jason,
    It is with much sadness that we have read the recent postings. All that I, Jen and Andrew can say is how much all of you are in our thoughts. The strength, courage and perseverance that you have all shown as a family in dealing with Jonathon’s battle in the last months have been nothing short of awe inspiring. We love you all.

    Love, David, Jennifer and Andrew

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  24. We are thinking of you.

    With love,

    Karen, Allan, Jonathan & Adam (Eidinger, Weinbaum)

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  25. Julie and Family

    It is hard to find the right words. We've been devastated since Wednesday when we heard that this was a battle Jonathan was not going to win. Every morning we check Jessica's blog hoping for a miracle. We've read the wonderful warm words of your family and friends. This is a testament to what you and Jonathan built together. Be comforted. You are not alone. We will all be there for you.

    With all our love,

    Jayne, Harvey, Sarah, Rachel and Jacqueline

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  26. Dear Julie and family,

    I really admire your great strength and courage throughout this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I read your blog on what's happening daily. Thanks for updating us on how Jonathan is doing on a regular basis. Keep strong.

    JANET N.6EAST

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  27. Jessica, Julie, Jason, and Jonathan, Try and stay strong, Jonathan everyone is thinking of you, and your courageous battle. May you find no more pain and continue to be proud of your kids they are awesome. I am truly proud to know you guys, I have known Jonathan since I was 6 over 35 years ago, and have always thought of him as a brother. Keep your chin up guys! So many people love you guys

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  28. Dear Julie and Family.
    I have been following Jessica's posts for a while now. My heart is with you. Your love, courage and determination are wonderful. God bless.

    Aidlee Craft

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  29. Dear Julie & Family,
    Although I have only had the pleasure of meeting you all on a couple of occasions, your courageous battle has touched me deeply. You are in my thoughts and prayers and may you continue to draw strength from the love that you have for each other. G-d bless.
    Dawn Kaplansky

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  30. Hi Julie

    Although I have only met you briefly, I really feel for you and your family. Please know you are in my thoughts God Bless you all.

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  31. Hi guys,
    We just wanted to let you know we are thinking about you every day. There are no words to say except we love you.
    Jessica, a special thank you for keeping this blog up-to-date. It can't be an easy thing to do but I'm sure there are many like us who appreciate it and have been following along quietly.
    You are in our thoughts and our prayers.
    - David and Rochelle Barkin

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