He has had periods of lucidity. But the doc has finally put him on end of life care, so now it's just a matter of time. My emotions are toast, but we have been able to let him know it's ok to go to the other side anytime. Now all we can do i make him comfortable until he passes.
Thank you again for all the words of encouragement and concern.
What an amazing character my dad has. He is so unexpected. More that 24 hours of unresponsiveness only to wake up and carry on delightful conversations with his kids and grandkids. When he is with us his mind is really there. It is making it hard to say goodbye, even to just go home until tomorrow. Still wanting to be there.
As someone who didn't make it home on time for a loved one appreciate that you did. I know that is not a comfort at this time but it will be as time goes by. Much second guessing here about what one could have done different and even when the answer is "nothing really" you just end up wishing you could have been there. So while it sucks to lose a loved one there is value in being able to say goodbye in person
Cheers to your Pop, Jazz. Yours too, 'Storian. And everybody else who's lost their Dad. My Dad's the most important person in my life and I think probably too frequently about losing him, so these situations really hit me.
I'm so happy that you were able to say goodbye to him Jazz. I went through this last year with my Mom and let me tell you, being able to say goodbye made the whole process much easier to handle. Godspeed Mr. Knight.
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