A Sad Start to the Day – Monday July 25, 2016

I was playing my video game, Fallout 4, around 1:30AM and my phone rang.  Sis, very sad and upset, called to tell me that Dad had passed away at the hospital.  He was there to have his heart checked following some pain.  The stress test had told them his heart was working at about 80%, pretty good.  We had visited Sunday afternoon and had all gone home.  He was talking to Mom on the phone and had to hang up because his shoulder hurt.  He began having pains in his groin.  The doctor called for a scan of the area, then left, telling them to call when the scan had completed and was ready.  Dad coded about 15 minutes later and his heart stopped.  They were unable to revive him.

Mom is hurting badly.  She misses him very much.  The nursing home tells me they will miss him as well.  He was well-liked.  He told jokes constantly, pulled little pranks, and was in the process of finishing up a book he was authoring on the computer – a western tale.  I have promised myself I will finish it, edit it, then publish it on Kindle.

I don’t know how I feel just yet.  I know that can take time.  I haven’t cried yet – that will come at some point; I know that.  We played about 15 games of chess a week.  I had noticed he was having more and more problems playing, but he still didn’t lose them all.

He was a good father.  He and I had our times throughout my life – that is pretty normal for father/son, I am told.  At the end, we loved each other and got along well.  I am happy to have visited him so much at the nursing home.

Life will be so different now; I just don’t know how it will be.

Everyone says it; I will too:   “Love your parents – you just never know…”



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  • A Star on the Forehead  On July 27, 2016 at 9:58 am

    I am so sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. I am sure it is not going to be easy. You have beautiful memories of times together, think of those during the bad times. You were a great son that did so much and tried to spend as much time as you could him with him. I have so much respect for everyone that treats their parents with so much care. I will pray for your father’s soul and will pray that God comforts you and your Mom and sister! Many blessings! 🙂

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  • Cara H (The Real Cie)  On July 26, 2016 at 2:30 am

    I am sorry about your loss. My father has been gone close to six years. I think about him every day.

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    • kindredspirit23  On July 26, 2016 at 2:53 am

      It’s not fully hit yet. Shed a couple of tears, but I imagine there is more to come. As a rule, I only cry a tear or two. I just imagine I will have several of those sessions before it’s done, if it’s ever really done.


  • Just Plain Ol' Vic  On July 25, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    I am deeply sorry for your loss. Sending warm and positive vibes to you and your family.

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