my dad died in september - 2 weeks after his 71st birthday and after 9 days in hospice. he fought lung cancer for 9 months, and once the doctors said there was nothing more they could do, it was as if his body heard the news and just gave up. although he was by that point a walking skeleton who has suffered far too long, it was astounding how he went from actually walking around to being completely bed bound, hallucinating, and incoherent -- within 2 days! the doctor warned us the decline would be rapid; it was just horrifying to actually witness.
my mom and i never left his side during those 9 days. althought there were some sacred moments as we witnessed the dying process, it was also torture. now, 3 months later, i cannot get the vivid images of his dying face out of my mind.
my heart goes out to all of my fellow sad people on this christmas day. thank you for listening.
I am SO sorry for your loss.
My dad passed away in July. He was 67-years-old. He had a heart attack. I don't think the doctors wanted to help him. I don't think he wanted to give up. I took care of him which I enjoyed doing. He then got to where he was hallucinating.
My mom had to work so, I was taking care of him. It was a terrible thing but, I didn't mind it. I see his face and it makes me cry.
It has been a few months now since I lost my dad. It was really surprising. He was slowly going down hill.
He started having hallucinations soon after. He would see me and my two brothers, my oldest passed away. The other is still alive.
Our preacher came to pray for him. His dad passed away in May.
My dad passed away in Nov 2009. He had a stroke in Sept & was gone 2 mo later. He died in a nursing home, BUT was coherent until the end. Unfortunately, I wasn't with him when he died. Ironic cruely: I had a sinus infection & didn't want to make him worse lol...soooooo I didn't see him on his last day here on earth! They say he died of a stroke, but being a Medical Assisant, I wanted to know what happened. I think he went into respiratory failure. He was 94 but he was my DAD!!!!!! I miss him unbelievably right now! I'm their only child.
Thanks for listening.