After my last post on 2nd October my year went from horrible to truly horrendous. My Dad took a very sudden turn for the worst and was taken into hospital on Friday 4th October. He was diagnosed with high levels of calcium in his blood (a side effect of his type of cancer) and was also thought to be developing pneumonia. He was given medication and did start to improve slightly but in the early hours of Wednesday 9th October, my Mum received a phone call from the hospital to ask her to come in quickly. I was rushing to get ready to go to the hospital when I received the call from Mum that he had passed. Luckily she was able to get there in time and be with him for his final moments.
Even though we knew his cancer was terminal, nothing prepares you for that moment. The only blessing was that he didn't have a long drawn out death, where he suffered. As the vicar said to us ' he lived until he died' and that brings me comfort. He was a very dignified man and would have hated to have to have people take care of him.
I still cant believe he is gone and I miss him more as time goes on. I know that will never change and I just try to be strong for my Mum who has lost her soul mate. I also feel so lucky to have had him as my Dad, I couldn't have asked for a better one and believe that he is watching over us now.
I love you Daddy always....