Topic: My Dad Passed Away 10/24
My Dad passed away on 10/24. He was a good father, and a great grandfather. We miss him.
I had gone up to spend a week with him in early October. We had a good visit that
week. My husband and kids came up for a few days, and my Dad's brothers from W.
Virginia came also. We left to go back home on Sunday Oct. 14. That night, he
collapsed in the bathroom, and hospice brought him a hospital bed the next day. My mom
did not call and tell me any of this until Tuesday. I flew back up to Iowa on Saturday
to help my Mom. (I needed a few days at work to get things in order and arrange to
work from Iowa.) At that point, the hospice nurse was telling us it could be weeks yet. My Dad pased away on Wednesday morning. At the time of diagnosis, we were given an estimate of 6 months to a year. It was almost exactly 3 months from diagnosis.
Those last few days were very hard. I have written a lot more detailed information, but I am not sure if I should post it. I am a worst-case scenario kind of person, and it would have helped me to know what to expect. I would have been more prepared. Maybe there is someone else out there like me who would want to know. It helped me to write it, and I don't mind sharing it, but I absoluitely don't want to upset anyone.
You have all been so wonderful to me on this site. I don't know what I would have done without all of you, and I couldn't bear it if I thought I had upset any of you. Please let me know what you think about sharing more details.