Kelly Burnham, was diagnosed with end stage liver disease 2 months ago. Shortly after that his kidneys failed. Two days ago he had a massive heart attack. The doctors at the Integris Hospital in Enid, OK were able to save his life after around 15 minutes of CPR and shocking him 3 or 4 times.
My sister, Christi Erford called me and my sister, Carrie Mangan to tell us we needed to get to Oklahoma right away. I was able to find a flight that same day. I arrived in Oklahoma, at Integris Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City about 10 minutes before my dad's life flight arrived. Carrie made plans to fly in the following day.
Dad was admitted to the 5th floor ICU. The care he received here has been amazing. For 2 days the doctors tried all they could while also keeping him comfortable.
After my little sister, Carrie arrived we were ready to talk about what we should do. After consulting with the doctors and rereading his living will we decided to stop the life support and move into comfort care.
We contacted his parents, Gene and Sue Burnham, his sister Lori, his nephews, grandkids, and in laws. Everyone arrived this morning and were able to say their goodbyes. Right before the doctors took out the breathing tube my sister Christi was able to communicate with my dad. She asked him if he knew what was happening, he nodded that he did. She asked if he was ready to go, he said yes. This was such a blessing for us to know we were doing what he wanted.
His services will be held at 10:00 am, at Your Living Church in Enid, OK. Following this a full military burial will be held at Enid Cemetery.
Without being able to work, mom has been stretched to the limit financialy. I am reaching out for financial help in hopes that the generosity of family, friends, and even strangers may help ease the financial burden of the medical and final expenses.
Any help you can give is welcome and greatly appreciated. If you would share this page on any social network it would help us raise money to help support my family during this time. All donations will be used for final medical bills, funeral and burial cost, and travel expenses.
We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your generosity and kindness.
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