Mimi’s Health Update

Mimi has had a very bad week. She got up by herself to get something from the kitchen and fell. She bruised some ribs. For a couple of days she was getting weaker and weaker, so we took her into the hospital. They kept her 3 days adding fluids and running tests. Then they recommended that we take her to a hospice.

She has been at the hospice since Friday 2/10. Today is Monday, 2/13. The doctor says she is deteriorating rapidly as her body shuts down. She will no longer eat or drink. The doctor thinks that she will last at least until Wednesday 2/15 when her daughter Cathie and her brother Alan arrive.

We appreciate your prayers.




33 thoughts on “Mimi’s Health Update

  1. Jim,I am an avid fan and am saddened to hear about Mimi!  My heart and prayers for Mimi and you as she continues her journey… 

    Pam Walker

    “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience.” – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin …


  2. Jim My heart, spirit, and prays are with you, Mimi, and the family. Touch Mimi’s hand for me and gently convey that the world of dolls awaits and all the doll makers will treasure her art forever. I will start tonight gathering supplies and materials to make “Mimi’s Earth Angel” doll in her honor. A loyal follower Sharon

    Sent from my iPhone


  3. Dear Jim,

    I’m so sad to hear the news. Praying for Gloria and you and your families. May you all find comfort in this very difficult time.


    Cindy Etchison


  4. To Jim, Cassie and all of Mimi’s family and close friends. I am so sorry to hear of Mimi’s failing health. I will pray for a peaceful and painless transition for her. My thoughts and prayers will be with you all at this difficult time. I know there must be a special place in Heaven for those as wonderful as Mimi.

  5. Jim–A number of years ago I used to come at Holiday time to spend a week with Mimi. She gave me one of her light tables which I still use. I remember those times with affection. I love Mimi and cherish the doll I own of hers.

    I am terribly saddened to learn that Mimi is not doing well. Sending my prayers to you and the family. . If she is aware, please extend my love to her.

  6. Thank you, Jim, for this update in Gloria. I have known her since the beginning of my own dollmaking career (25+ years) and have always cherished her.
    It saddens me that she will be gone, but am grateful for the wonderful legacy she had created.
    My heart goes out to you and your family.
    Leslie Molen

  7. Mimi my prayers are with you, you who were very instrumental in helping me become the teddy bear maker I am today, I thank you for all you information and creative energy you sent out in the doll world. Much love.

  8. I’ m sad to hear about Mimi and I hope and pray that she recovers. I still believe in miracles and Pray to GOD that HE will Heal Mimi. GOD Bless you, Mimi and her family.

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