reply to post by silo13
I wouldn't be surprised to learn that this happens more often that we realize and that there is some kind of tangible connection. My own personal
experience with this scenario came this last Christmas (2012).
My girlfriend's grandmother was quite ill. Despite the multitude of internal medical problems (cancers etc), she was still quite the spry ol' lady
right up until the end.
As she deteriorated, the family had no choice but to place her under the 24/7 care of professionals. The entire family visited regularly (someone was
ALWAYS there), including her husband (my gfs grandfather). It was obvious from their relationship that he relied on her heavily for day-to-day things.
In the meantime, my gfs dad filled the role by taking care of her grandfather during this difficult time.
Then, after one fateful night visiting his dying wife, my gfs grandfather slipped on the floor at the hospice and was rushed to emergency (to a
hospital on the opposite side of the city) because he had broken his hip, among other serious injuries.
Sadly, that would be the last I ever really saw either of them. They held on, barely conscious if at all, for quite a while. A week or two? It was a
very difficult time for the family. Very difficult.
Then, on Christmas eve around 7pm, I got the phone call: Oma had passed away.
The family decided to inform Opa of his wife's passing, even though he was heavily sedated and probably unconscious. However, somewhere deep inside
they knew he would hear and understand this news.
By 11pm the same night (Christmas eve), Opa too decided his time was up and passed on.
The entire family found comfort in the fact that they both left this plane of existance together. Being the stubborn gentleman he is, I believe he
waited for his wife to go first.