Thanks to everyone for your kind sentiments and offer of prayers. Unfortunately, we had no sooner arrived on the ICU then we were whisked into a room and informed that Carol had just passed away. The family is shocked to say the least.
Last night, I made the suggestion that the family call a priest. I don't know what my sister-in-law's beliefs were at the time of her death, but we often talked about prayer and praying for people and she would sometimes email me with prayer requests. I never got a response to my suggestion and judging from the discussions that took place in the aftermath of her passing, I doubt any one acted on it. My in-laws were devout Catholics and only two of their children were practicing their faith at the time of their passing some 6 years ago. So now I ask you in your charity to please pray for the repose of Carol's soul. This is bothering my husband. Although he's not as religious as I am, he knows the deal. I will be going to the novena tonight at my church to pray for her as well.
Thank you and God bless you.