As most of us prepare to celebrate Valentine’s Day with the love of our lives, not everyone will be in a celebratory mood and in particular those who have lost their loved ones days before the Sunday date. Speaking of losing loved ones, a renown Kenyan photographer has just suffered a major blow after his wife passed on as he watched.

According to the photographer who is known as Joe Makeni of Frontlite Photography, his pregnant wife was hospitalized in Kijabe Hospital after being diagnosed with hypocalcemia, a condition that made it hard for her to walk. After three days in the hospital, she was later transferred to Nairobi for more detailed treatment of the disease. Being a caring and loving husband, Joe visited the hospital and used to spend most of his time around his wife while taking pictures of her during the the period she was admitted.

Little did he know that the unmerciful claws of death would painfully whisk her soul as he watched. After her demise, Joe shared her last pictures in the hospital bed where death dealt him a big blow. Below are the photos of his wife’s last days that he shared on his Instagram.

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Pained by the loss of his love, Makeni wrote, ‘“I stared at this monitor for like 30 mins hoping to see the blood pressure shoot up. It was at 49/20 for the longest time.  That’s the end of that story. Now to pick up the pieces and soldier on. Good bye Njeri. You’ll always be in my heart.” He also added that, “I am not one to post personal stuff online but I feel like sharing so Njeri’s last days can be an encouragement to someone out there… I was taking all these photos so I can later show her how close she came to death when she gets better. I guess she got too close.”