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Old 12-12-2013, 10:29am   #41
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Oh no. So sorry for your loss. Glad you guys were able to get there in time. He heard.
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May God bless you and yours
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Sorry to hear about your dad and I hope your mother mends quickly.

I was with my father when he took his last breath. I saw that he was slipping so I told him that I loved him (I had never told him that as an adult, we didn't do that!). He tried his best to respond but he couldn't. He died then. I feel like I know what he wanted to say so I am good with it.
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My Dad is in the throes of dementia with Lewy bodies. I'm so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences. May the peace of Christ overtake and sustain you during this difficult time.
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Old 12-12-2013, 11:57am   #45
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Sorry for your loss. I lost my dad to cancer in 2005. Oddly enough, he would have turned 81 on December 30th as well
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Left Friday the 30th for Kentucky to take care of my mom for a few days. She had to have emergency surgery for a ruptured ulcer. Just the week prior dad fell and had to have 11 staples in his head. After leaving the VA, they had to take my dad to a home. His alzhimers had gotten to the point that mom could no longer take care of him, he couldn't do anything for himself, knew no one, had dwindled down to 118lbs(this from a man that once was a 6'4", 240 brick block who was never sick a day in his life), etc. My mom had been taking care of him at home for the last 18 months and she was completely worn down to nothing.
On Tuesday, I got a call from St. Catherines that he was unresponsive. My brother and I made the 1 1/2 trip to Indiana in about 50 minutes. Luckily there was light traffic and no cops on I65. When we got there, he was laying in his bed, un-responsive and breathing very shallow. We sat with him for about 20 minutes. I didn't think he could hear me, but I hoped he could. I couldn't speak. Seeing my Dad laying there like that just tore my guts out. Dad and I always had a connection where he seemed to know what I was thinking, so I just sat there and kept telling him in my mind that I loved him, and that it was OK to go home. At 7:45 PM December 4th, he took his last breath. He would have been 81 on Dec 30th.
My dad taught me everything. How to shoot, hunt, trap, fish, work on cars, sharpen a knife, to be responsible, and a million more things. He was my hero my entire life. No way I could ever explain what he meant to me.
Rest in peace Dad. I love you.
So sorry to read this news. This brought tears to my eyes.

My grandfather (Mom's side) was built the same as your Dad (big, strong guy...was scouted by Cincy Reds as a southpaw)...he ended up in a nursing home on dialysis and had dementia. He declined the very same way.

I know it hurts. Prayers to you and your family.
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Old 12-12-2013, 1:35pm   #47
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I want to thank everyone last one of you for your thoughts, prayers, condolences, and expressions.
I am good with him being gone, and with the way he went. To see alzhimers reduce him the way it did is what I am NOT good with. I can understand almost anything but that. Heart attack, cancer, being hit by a train, etc. I just cannot fathom how your brain can just cease to function properly when you have no other issues health wise. I probably never will.
For those that have lost their parents as well, I send my deepest sympothies. For those that still have their parents, tell them how much they mean to you and that you love them. You may not get another chance.
Merry Christmas VB peeps!
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Old 12-12-2013, 2:46pm   #48
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My condolences.
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Sorry to hear Tim, my condolences.
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Old 12-12-2013, 7:00pm   #51
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My condolences and prayers. My wife just lost her father on the 2nd, the holiday time is an extra difficult time to lose a loved one
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Old 12-12-2013, 9:06pm   #52
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Very sorry to hear you lost your Dad Sneaks. Please accept my sincere condolences.

I lost my Dad on 3-3-99 and time does help but there is still a hole.
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Old 12-13-2013, 5:31am   #53
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For those that still have their parents, tell them how much they mean to you and that you love them. You may not get another chance.

I just want to say I agree with you on this completely...

I would give anything for just one more moment with my Mom and Dad.

And once again... I am very sorry for your loss.
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