My mom wanted to know your number...were in cape the grandfather is fixin to pass my cell# is got it w/ me. I called him right away. It was at 5:20. Roy was just getting ready to leave for work and I left just before him. I didn't know what I was getting into. I know that she was going with me this Tuesday, because we were going shopping for clothes for when her dad died. All I knew when I got to the Veteran's Home is that I was looking for the "C" wing, room 109. I got in there. There laid Cathy's dad in a single bed. He is in a lot of pain. I am not sure how old he is. He is dying as I type this. He has cancer through out his body. It started in his prostrate and slowly moved throughout his body. He can't swallow anymore as the cancer is really bad in his throat. The morphine is administrated under is tongue every hour. Every so often he moves and cries out. His oncologist came in and told him goodbye. There was nothing else that could be done. Isn't this sad ?!?! So, Cathy and I went shopping and I helped her pick out a pretty outfit to wear for the viewing and the funeral. Cathy has bad eyesight at night and has cataracts in both eyes, but her son insisted that she drive her truck home tonight. So, she followed me home on the highway and watched my taillights. She asked if something happened in the middle of the night if she could call me and I told her yes. Her dad's breathing was really good and I don't see him dying for a few days. His oncologist said, that it could be an hour, 12 hours, 24 hours, a week, he just doesn't know. The funeral arrangements are pre-made. So, the family is just waiting for the last breathe to be made. Cathy's dad please just hurry and take your last breathe, your wife is waiting for you to finally be with her. Cathy's mom fell last year, broke her head open and bleed to death. She died September of last year.
I am having a rough time with this. I haven't dealt with death and dying since my dad died, in February, 2009. My dad had a major heart attack on the golf course. He didn't suffer and he died doing something he enjoyed. RIP dad, I love you and miss you so much !!
I have never been this close to someone dying. A loved one, a dad, a grandfather, a great grandfather. I don't know what war he was in. I am sure that I will learn more as the days go on. Sad.. sad... sad !!!!