She suffered a stroke. She was paralyzed, couldn't speak and suffered in ways that I can't allow myself to think about.
She was critically ill in ICU. We hadn't been able to touch her for days. Her prognosis was grim, but because a nurse felt compassion for our breaking hearts, she allowed us to hold her. I watched as Speed took her little body in his arms and held her as if she were giving him oxygen to breath. Suddenly our almost perfect moment was taken away by a violent seizure. She went into convulsions, her body shook like nothing I'd ever seen, her eyes rolled back in her head and she began to choke.