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Old 03-13-2014, 11:02 AM   #183
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Maggie:

My heart goes out to you. I will be in Cobden Illinois next Thursday and coming back to GA. on Sunday. If there is anything I can do for you just let me know.

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Old 03-13-2014, 11:09 AM   #184
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He is getting excellent care. May your faith comfort you. We all pray Doug will come through this. David
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Old 03-13-2014, 11:43 AM   #185
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WE are so sorry for your loss,and pray for you and your family.
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Old 03-13-2014, 12:03 PM   #186
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Maggie,
We are so saddened to hear of the sudden loss of your best friend. We met you at Alumalina last year; I remember you crocheting that hat! We will keep you and your family in our prayers. We know you have wonderful memories that will keep you strong. Hoping to see you down the road someday!
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Old 03-13-2014, 12:19 PM   #187
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Thanks to you all for your support and prayers.

Stopped for fuel and a potty break, wanted to post quickly here that I would like to thank each pm'er individually, but the pm frequency here won't allow me to do that quickly.

Blmitch suggested the airstream dealer in Murfreesboro, TN, which is right on my route home. I am going to call them later about winterizing sometime tomorrow, as I don't know how far I will get today.

Thinking this was a 1500 mile trip, it is actually about 950 miles and about 15 hours, which is much better. Should be able to be home tomorrow.

Many are worried about me driving this alone, please know that this vehicle is easy to drive and I have driven it before. We also just had a full service and tire rotation.

I dumped the holding tanks this am, for the first time, with visual assistance only from a fellow traveler at a campground I stopped at. No spillage, I did fine. Did want someone there to walk me thru it and knew I would find someone at a campground.

And so, I am sure Doug is my co-pilot on this long drive home, as he would never, ever, let me do this alone. I also have the warmth and caring from so many people here and elsewhere. All of that will see me home safely, I am sure.

Thanks to you all,

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Old 03-13-2014, 12:19 PM   #188
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Maggie, I am in Chattanooga, TN right off the interstate. I'll pm you my phone number. Feel free to call if you need a stop. I also have some antifreeze we can put in your tank. Be careful.

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Thank you so much for all the prayers and support. I have read every post, email and pm. I really love the pictures.

I am in Brunswick, GA and will be starting to head toward home later today. I am going to find a campground to help me dump the tanks and put in a little fresh water.

Before I get back into Illinois, probably Saturday, I am going to have to re winterize. Is there anyone on the interstate trajectory from here maybe in KY who can help me with this? I haven't looked at the maps too much, but will use major interstates so I don't have to focus too much on navigation.

I will check back in to nite. Thank you all so much.

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Old 03-13-2014, 02:48 PM   #189
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Maggie,

I just stumbled onto this thread today—as you know I haven't been watching things as much—and am shocked. When I read the first post from 3/11, I was sure the outcome was not going to be good with such a long time without sufficient oxygen to Doug's brain. It looks like you did everything right and we can only do so much in these circumstances. A good friend died last fall after his heart stopped and he suffered so much damage his wife eventually had to remove life support.

You know this won't be easy. But your strength and love for everyone always shows in your posts over the years as well as in this thread. I am sure you will pass this test, though there are rough times to go through.

My friend's wife started in a grief group recently. Think about doing the same when you can.

My thoughts are with you.

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Wishing you all strength and sending up prayers. Your story of the fellow campers jumping in with CPR was amazing. Glad you have family there for support. Kelly
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Old 03-13-2014, 04:17 PM   #192
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Sorry to hear of your loss. May God bless you and may He welcome your spouse home!
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Old 03-13-2014, 04:19 PM   #193
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Maggie,

May you reflect on your many years of memories w Doug as you travel home. Your memories will stay locked in your heart and may visions of your travels together stay with you forever.

We will remember Doug and may you be at peace knowing he is smiling down on you, watching over you as you travel.

Many Blessings and prayers sent to you and May you be safe as you travel,
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Old 03-13-2014, 05:50 PM   #194
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Our Condolences For Your Loss

Although we didn't know you and Doug except through the forums, we would like to send our sincere condolences. Be careful and good luck in your long trip home.
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Old 03-13-2014, 06:28 PM   #195
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The rv dealership in Murfreesboro is going to get me in for winterization when I get there in the am.

I am reading every post and pm, and appreciate them and the offers of help more than I can express. I just need to get home.



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Old 03-13-2014, 06:39 PM   #196
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Safe travels Maggie. Make sure you get enough rest as you make your way home. I know you're probably exhausted.
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