Remembering Those That Passed While In PrisonThis forum is for all those - family, friends, spouses, wives, husbands, significant others, brothers, sisters, parents, and children - who lost a loved one or friend while incarcerated.
Our story starts last year in March my honey needed to have his heart valve replaced. (major heart surgery) He was in the outside hospital for 5 weeks, then releast to the CTC unit back at the prison (SATF) for a while longer! It was a night mare of the both of us! Then he went back into the outside hospital in September in the same year with an infection in the area where the surgery was done. Then back to the CTC unit. As per the outside doctor's orders he was to stay on IV antibiotics for 6 months. Well of course the prison wanted to save a penny so they took him off of the IV and put him on pill form of antibiotics. Which we knew if they were to send him back to the yard he wasn't going to get the care he needed. Well that's exactly what happened, twice they messed up his RX and he missed a few doses of medication. Well we both knew this wasn't going to be good, his health wasn't going to get any better. He put in to see the doctor and was finally seen about a week after the fact. Well then our night mare started all over again. Not only was he admitted to the CTC unit again but they sent him back to the outside hospital where the surgery was done and there they decided to send him to another hospital by that time he was in critacle condition! From what i understand he had another bacterial infection that was very agressive and took his life! I know my honey gave it a good fight to stay alive and come home to me and our family, he only had a little over 2 years to go. (Sept.9,2014) But he didn't make it! My poor baby couldn't fight any longer and he went home to heaven on April 21,2012. I know if he had the proper care he could of lived long enough to come home to us and lived a happily ever after with us. He is my first,my last, my everything! He will live in my heart forever and one day we will meet again "in heaven"! It's been really hard on me but with my faith,family and friends I hope to have a lighter heart one day cause it's been real heavy lately! I love you Raul M. Perez and always will.... forever yours Gallo's girl
This is so sad I'm so sorry you went through such tragedy....I have no words as I don't know what I would do in your shoes...keep the faith and you have to be strong for you family..God bless you and yours and he will see you through. You are a brave and strong woman, I can see. I send blessings your way stay up and if you ever need to talk, I'm here.
I love you baby! You and I til the End of our time....
Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
I want to thank all you ladies for heart felt thoughts & prayers! I am not going to lie I'm a big mess I feel like we got robbed of our happily ever after those grey walls. He spent 17years of his life behind those walls. He was so ready to be able to leave and make a good life not only for his self but for our family! As we were ready for his home comming in 2014. I pray everyday for some peace cause my heart is so heavy. I love & miss him dearly!
I am so sorry for your loss!your story brought me to tears.God has plans for all of us and maybe he knew how sick he was and wanted him to join him with the other angels.If you ever need to talk,you can always pm me....Laura
I am so sorry for your loss. Unfortunatley your story is all to familiar in the cdcr. The state feels medical is ready to come out of receivership. It is your story that is painful reminder that medical care remains substandard and should continue to be monitored. I worked in the California system as a nurse. I saw things like this to often. When questioned the standard response was ,"he is just inmate". To me this implies that the inmate doesn't deserve any better treatment. Inmates are human beings and deserve decent medical care.