My dad died yesterday - page 3

My dad was diagnosed with NASH three years ago, and one of the things NASH makes you more prone to is liver cancer. Back in April he was diagnosed with stage 2 liver cancer. He spent all Summer... Read More

  1. by   djh123
    My condolences. I lost my oldest brother when I was your age, so I totally understand.
  2. by   JenTheSchoolRN
    :: and :: and ::

    I'm glad you got to spend time with him last week. He sounds like he was an amazing guy.
  3. by   jetsy62
    What a beautiful gift you and your children received in getting to spend that time with him.
  4. by   Orca
    I lost my mother 33 years ago to breast cancer with mets to the esophagus. My mother was a career RN, one of the most clinically accomplished and caring nurses I ever knew. I spoke to her on the phone the day before she passed away. My sister told me that she had almost died the night before, but she was hanging on because the next day was my father's birthday. I asked her if she wanted me to come right away, and she told me "no". I believe that she knew that all that she had left to give me was sparing me the end. People had come and gone all day, friends and former coworkers. My sister and her then-boyfriend had been in the room pretty much all day. My father said that my sister and boyfriend went down to the cafeteria to get something to drink. He said "She waited until it was just me and her. She squeezed my hand, and she was gone."

    My mother left this life on my father's birthday, in the hospital where she had been an ICU nurse and then a house supervisor for many years. One nurse who had worked with her for a long time told my father, "You have brought her home."

    She has always been my role model for my nursing practice. If I have been fortunate, I am half the nurse that she was.
  5. by   MrsNurse08
    My condolences so sorry for your loss praying for you and your family
  6. by   ksmitty00
    Sorry for your loss, it's never easy to lose a love one I pray that the Lord comfort you and your family in the days to come and keep in the for front of your memory all the good times you shared. His grandchildren will always remember what a wonderful grandpa they had. My condolences.
  7. by   bsyrn
    I am very sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.
  8. by   kidzcare
    Big hugs! I am so sorry for your loss. My father passed suddenly 2.5 years ago and it is such a difficult time.

    Find peace in your memories of him.
  9. by   Rubor
    I am so sorry. Your family will be in my prayers! Take care with yourself!
  10. by   Apple-Core

    Wishing you peace
  11. by   nicernurse1
    I am sorry for your loss! Stay strong!
  12. by   MrNurse(x2)
    So, so sorry. Cherish the goodbyes and be thankful you had them. My wife and I have lost both parents. You are right, the loss is most profound on your children. You will find yourself jealous of peers with grandparents. Unfortunately this is the price of love. Praying for a vast loving safety net for you.
  13. by   Simonesays
    I'm so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine how hard that must have been for you and your family. It takes a lot of courage to be able to be present for a loved one as they are passing away and it sounds like you guys gave him a beautiful last couple of days. I teared up reading your post. Hugs to you and your family.