Author Archives: David

Thank you

Thursday was a beautiful day.  The funeral was a joyful celebration of Cookie’s life and death.  The meal was a wonderful time of fellowship and story-telling.  The weather was perfect during the 3 hour drive to Beatrice.  We saw deer, … Continue reading

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Life Sketch

A LIFE WELL LIVED –   MARY RUTH (COOKIE) WIEBE   (1954 – 2011) Cookie Wiebe, 57, life partner of husband, David Wiebe, died Monday morning, October 31, 2011.  She was born in Newton on February 1, 1954 the youngest child of … Continue reading

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Plans

Public viewing:  Petersen Funeral Home,  Wednesday, November 2 from 1:00 – 9:00 pm. (Family will be present 6:30 – 9:00.) Funeral service: First Mennonite Church, Newton, Thursday, November 3 at 10:00 am. Committal Service and Burial: First Mennonite Church Cemetery, … Continue reading

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Final Good-bye

Cookie finished the race this morning. Cookie has been ready for some time. Yesterday evening sister-in-law Colleen, a nurse, told me that she thought Cookie might go during the night.  I asked her if she had told Cookie.  She hadn’t, … Continue reading

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Going soon?

Cookie started out the day as usual: bright-eyed, alert and cheerful.  I treasure the smile of recognition she gives me every morning when I first walk into her room.  But this morning was different; she wanted to talk.  She said … Continue reading

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The New Normal

Cookie continues to be weak but, all things considered, is doing well.  All systems are functional, her blood O2 levels are staying stable in the mid-80s on 10 liters of Oxygen.  When she is fully awake she is bright eyed … Continue reading

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Feeling Human Again

This morning Cookie awoke early, a little after 3:00 a.m., and felt normal.  She decided not to move or touch anything in case it was just an illusion but by the time she awoke again at 5:00, she was definitely … Continue reading

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Anniversary Celebration was Lovely

(This post is being written by Dave.  Cookie has been getting weaker by the day and is now unable to post. I maybe should have started posting for her sooner, but she has really enjoyed being able to communicate honestly … Continue reading

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Thursday, had our first really bad night

 I had my first panic attack about not getting enough oxygen Pretty scary, did not sleep well at all. Dave came down to -cuddle “I’m not ready yet.” I wasn’t ready to  die yet either. Lay for hours thinking I … Continue reading

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Sunday, Oct., 16th, 2011

More updates on how Cookie is doing: I seem to be losing strength at an alarming  rate. Today after,  losing strength and collapsing, I was unable to “hold it” until the bathroom. If I lay down in bed, I will … Continue reading

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