Well . . . he's gone. *sigh*
Very rough . . . had soooo much hope Tuesday afternoon, as Dad was smiling brightly and in such good spirits. He let me rub his shoulders and neck (previously, we couldn't touch him like that or he would swat at us). I was also able to trim his mustache, beard and eyebrows . . . wow . . . brand new guy! He ate a tiny cup of ice cream, some pudding, and a little bit of mashed potatoes, gravy and peaches.
I was teasing him like I always do and he said "sweetheart". He even attempted a joke and laughed at it. I have no idea what he was saying, but it was funny.
(BTW . . . Mom and I visited on Monday and he looked like he was on death's door. Mouth
open, really labored breathing . . . very sad.)
Blessing: My daughter was planning to take my mom to the hospital Tuesday, but Justine was sick, so I went. *woo -- oughhhh -- wooo oughhh* . . . so I really received a huge blessing to see Dad feeling so well Tuesday.
Anyway, my brother and his wife were up to feed him Tuesday night and he ate a whole roast beef sandwich and everything that came with it. He was doing really well, although he wouldn't tolerate the neck rub. He wanted to stand and even walk around a bit. Then . . . he just stopped breathing. *sigh* With the DNR order if affect, there was no attempt by the hospital staff to assist him. They brought him to his room and got him to bed and my brother and his wife were with him when he died.
Hubby took me up to see him one last time *tears* and I'm really glad I went up. Dad looked SO peaceful my heart is full of hope that he is actually with Jesus. I was never sure if he accepted the gift of salvation, but we had talked about
it several times, as did he and my sister.
Funeral was last Saturday. Have been spending much time with Mom . . . want to make sure she isn't alone too much.
Thanks for always being here for me Lynn. This forum has been a huge blessing to me.
I hope you and your dad are feeling a bit better this week.
Love and Blessings,
In His Grip,
AlwaysRosie "We can't control the waves, but we can learn to surf!"
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