In memory of my loving husband and a wonderful daddy who passed
away suddenly of ARDS.
My husband went in the hospital October 2,1997 with real bad
heartburn, being only 34 yrs old, to our surprise he was having a
heart attack, they life-flighted him to St. Francis Hospital in
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and proceeded to do a quad bypass
surgery. The surgery was a complete success, two days later
the doctors discovered something in his lungs, thought to be
pneumonia,. After doing some tests, it turned out to be ARDS.
I thought to myself, what is ARDS? I never heard of
this. My husband was a picture of health, very active and so
full of life. I thought this could not be happening to us,
our sons only 18 months old he needs his daddy, I need my husband.
The day before my husband passed he kept telling me he just wanted
to go home, and I kept telling him as soon as you get better
that's exactly where we're gonna go, and he would say no, I want
to go home. Well, now I know what home he wanted to go to, he just
could not fight anymore. My husband went to heaven on October
7,1997. He's not in pain anymore and I know he's in god's
hands now. He now lives on in our son....he's just like you
Red... You will always be in our hearts now and forever...
You will always be missed, and very much loved by your family
We love you Red!!!!
Your loving wife Vikki & your son Frankie Jr.
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