My dad died yesterday - page 4

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   Cattz
    MHD-I am so so sorry for your loss. I have lost many very close family members. A few things I have learned and want to pass along -- Cling tightly to your happy memories. I am so thrilled to know you got to make those last great memories, hold on to them tightly. Allow yourself to grieve, but don't let grief keep you from enjoying the many, many blessings that you get to enjoy everyday. Life is too short not to take time to stop and smell the roses along the way. Hugggs to you to help you and your family through the holidays and in the future as you learn what the new "normal" is.
  2. by   dianah
    Very sorry for your loss, smiling through the tears that you had some good time with him before he passed.
    Do what you need for you, and for your family.
  3. by   gpsrn
    I am sorry for your loss and the difficulty that you are having right now. Sometimes it is good to work, but make sure that you take a little time at some point to grieve and continue to share the experiences with your children. You made his last days here on earth very meaningful and joyful by you and your children spending them with him. My prayers are with you.
  4. by   grammy1
    I'm so very sorry for your loss.
  5. by   yellowcup
    I'm so sorry for your loss. Hope you can feel all the love we're sending you!
  6. by   Jesse920
    I'm so sorry for your loss. This is a difficult time. Thank you for sharing. I'm happy that you were able to collect memories for you and your family. Something that has helped me is Revelation 21:3,4. May your arrangements go well.
  7. by   Mango Juice
    Sorry for your loss doesn't cut it, but sometimes that is all we can say. Thank you for turning to us. We are here for you.
  8. by   chacha82
    Oh, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending you an e - hug.
  9. by   Adaapacheco
    I am so sorry for your loss. I know it isn't easy now, but I guarentee you he is in a better place now with no pain and no worries. You need to be stronger, for him..
    Remember, you are loved and have faith.
  10. by   MHDNURSE
    Thanks so much for all the kind words. And for those of you who shared your personal stories of loss, thank you and I am sorry for your losses as well.
  11. by   NutmeggeRN
    Quote from 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.
    What a beautiful story!
  12. by   KKEGS
    I am so very sorry but what a beautiful post. I'm sitting here in my health office with tears in my eyes. I am so glad you were able to see your dad and have a few special days with him. You're in my thoughts.
  13. by   wondern
    So very sorry for your Dad's passing, mdhnurse. Huggggs! Glad you got to be there with him. Sounds like one of the most beautiful and real Christmases ever!