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RIP Manny

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Today I found out a very good friend - fellow renal patient passed away. His name was Manuel Salazar.... "Manny" for short. He was only 77.

He'd come into the unit everyday and say good evening to me! I'd say good afternoon! (Even though it was morning) Or he'd say Merry Christmas. I'd say Happy Easter to you! We loved to joke around. He sat right beside me. We shared doggy stories. He had a pomeranian named Charlie.

When the nurses would come towards him to put him on the machine... he always Blessed Himself... made the sign of the Cross! Just to get them laughing!!!

Manny was a little guy... not much taller than me. But he had a wonderful way about him... a Good Spirit.

RIP my friend Manny. Good Evening one Last Time.

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Today another patient was missing. Perry Booth. Mr. Booth was on my shift also. His Daughter always wheeled him up. Lately he's been having issues with breathing so they put him on oxygen.

A couple of weeks ago I noticed his legs jerking... I called for the nurse... here Mr. Booth was convulsing. He ended up coding. They took him to the ER and brought him back around.

He's now in the hospital as he was very weak & not breathing well. He's on the heart floor.

I stopped over to see him after my treatment today. His Daughter said he had a heart attack but was holding his own.

When I visited him... (he didn't know he had a heart attack) the family is not telling him... anyway he said he wanted to quit treatments but his wife & daughters don't want him to. So I don't know what is going to happen.

He is the most kind man (besides my Dad) that I ever knew. So nice and always smiling with his dimples showing. A gentle Soul.

Prayers please for the Mr. Booth and the family of Manny Salazar.

Please also, as always, keep our Polly and her family in our prayers. Polly, thank you for the phone call. You always seem to know when I need you. ((((((((Hugs))))))))

Thanks for listening friends.

Love, Marla
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  • v 3SISTERS
    AM for sure sending prayers your way and again I am sorry for the loss of such a nice person.
    1921 days ago
  • v GHOSTFLAMES
    MARLA SO SORRY I HATE THAT I MISS BLOGS I NEVER LOOK I LIKE THE OLD WAY IT WAS THE FIRST THING YOU SAW AS YOU WENT TO OUR TEAM PAGE.
    SOORY FOR THE SAD NEWS BUT YOU ARE DOING IT YOU ARE STILL HERE AND WE ARE NOT LETTING YOU OR THE MAN UPSTAIRS IS NOT LETTING YOU GOO HUGS AND PRAYERS LOVE YOU MY FRIEND ,CHAR
    1938 days ago
  • v MOMMA_BEAR_69
    Marla, Thank you for your great tribute to two wonderful men. My prayers are being said for Manny's family...he sounds like a wonderful friend!!! So glad he helped make your time at the renal clinic more special.
    Praying for Mr. Booth also. May God continue to bless him and his family.
    As always keeping Polly, Jen and the family in my daily prayers. Also praying for you and yours my dear friend. Continue taking the best of care of you. If there is anything more I can do, please let me know.
    Love and hugs,
    Helen
    1941 days ago
  • v YOYONOMORE1
    So sorry to hear about Manny and Mr. Booth will pray for Manny's family and also for Mr. Booth that His will be done.

    Lots of Hugs
    Shirl
    1942 days ago
  • v NJMATTICE
    Thanks for the nice tribute to your friends. You honor them by introducing them to us. I have known friends like "Manny". They are joyful people and make the world a better place for us all. He was a blessing. Prayers all around, Marla. A pleasure to add your concerns to my list. Have a great Wednesday.
    Love,
    Nancy Jane

    1943 days ago
  • v WANDAH3
    Hugs and prayers Marla for all concerned. I'm glad that we can be a listening post for you. Please share, these are people that need to know they matter.

    Hugs,
    Wanda
    1943 days ago
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