Monday, October 17, 2011

The kids...

I have loved every minute I got to spend with Rochelle today.

What an amazing experience this has been. Ryan was exhausted this morning when he got up, or as he put it he never went to bed, Rochelle was very agitated last night and kept wanting to get out of bed. Ryan said at 6:30am she was getting up and just wanted to go to work. Ryan took a little break and went to work for a short time today and my mom and I had a great time with Ro. Rochelle has been wanting to get up and out of bed all day or just wanting to sit up. She speaks very quiet and slurred but mostly knows exactly what she wants to say. She has been confused and other times is very cleared headed. Rochelle has been waving to no one we can see all day and talking about things that we can not see, and we have been wondering just how thin the veil is today.

The Social Worker for hospice has left the kids packets to talk about death. I have spent time today going over the packets and talking with Carter (6) and Kamden (9 next week) about their mom and giving them an opportunity to tell how they are feeling. Kamden has loved the activities. The kids have a lot of anger and whenever I ask how they are feeling they say very sad.

For those who are wondering how to make a donation:

Bank of America
Kennewick Branch
3420 West Kennewick Ave
Kennewick, Wa 99336

Rochelle Bassett Cancer Fund


Anonymous said...


You are a inspirational daughter of light from Heavenly Father who loves you and I am going to miss you a lot. Thank you for helping me make friends when I came into the Pasco 6th church

Love Tiffanie Tracy

Anonymous said...


Just wanted to let you know that we admire your fighting spirit and admire the great example of faith and courage you have shown and are showing to the Pasco 6th Ward. We are grateful to you for being in our lives. Consider yourself hugged. We love you, Rochelle!

Don and Patsy Thompson

Jodi said...

I am so glad that Rochelle has her family around her. What a comfort that has to be for her during this time. I admire Rochelle so much. What a great example she is to us all and what a legacy she's leaving her kids. Her service she has given to others especially touches me. Always thinking of others first. I hope I can be more like Rochelle. Love to you all! Jodi

Anonymous said...

Thinking about all of you! Thanks for the update, it helps us feel connected with Rochelle and family.Lot's of Hugs, Aunt Lynn xxoo-----

MichelleB said...

Rochelle has touched so many. I can only hope to do the same. Thankyou Rochelle for being a great example of what a daughter of God should be. Many prayers to you and your family

Misty Gottschalk said...

What an amazing woman u are. I am but a stranger and can feel the out pouring of love for u and ur family. I continue to pray that u may find peace and that those surrounding u are enveloped in the love that I know is ready and waiting for them. God bless u and ur family. Thank u for sharing a glimpse into ur life with me. I am truely honored.

Brandee Hogg said...

Thank you so much for posting about the kids! I have been so worried about them! Please give them hugs for us and tell them it's from Brandee (took Carter to pre-school every morning,) Braydon (friend of Cole's), Carter (Kendyl's friend), and especially Kamden who is such a sweet girl! We love you all!

Brandee Hogg

Angela said...

Can you update this page with the city/zipcode for the bank? Thanks! said...

I am so glad you are able to spend this time with your sisters. It is great they are here to surround you and your family with their love. We love you and will always admire you. Pam Anderson

Anonymous said...

Ryan & Rochelle,
I am continually surprised by life. Inconsequential moments become lasting memories. I never got to know you two much until the short few moments we spent together when you stayed in our home to come the Seattle Mariners play. It was in those few moments that I am thankful for. What I remember most about those moments was the sweetness I felt from you both. In the turbulent storm of life you were an oasis of peace and strength that was very moving. I truly love you both and your wonderful family. I will never forget your kind spirits and the uplifting influence it had on me.
Steven Downing

Angela said...

Not sure how else to contact but the bank just called to say they don't have an account by that name and were asking for an account number. If you could email me that number I'll be able to give it to the bank guy when he calls back. Or if ya'll get a minute you might call that branch we're sending checks to to let them know the account number. Thanks!