Wednesday, June 22, 2011

I Love You Dad

Sorry I've been away for awhile. About a month ago my dad was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. We were told with the right treatment he could have up to six months to live and that he should be able to lead a normal life until the end. The cancer spread much quicker than any of us could have expected. Last week he was hospitalized for dehydration. On Thursday the doctors thought he may be well enough to go home. On Friday everything changed. My dad took a turn for the worse and was put on hospice care with only a week left to live. I went to visit him Friday and despite the news about hospice care he was in excellent spirits. He was out of bed, happy, watching TV, and talking with everyone.

Saturday morning the hospital called my stepmom around 5AM and told her to get to the hospital ASAP. Jon and I were called and got there around 6AM. My dad could no longer breathe on his own.

He passed away on Saturday around 2:30 in the afternoon. My whole family was there when he passed.

It's been a really crazy week. We had the service yesterday at my house. I still can't believe he's gone, it's just so surreal.

I'm not sure when I'll be up to blogging again, but I'll be back at some point. :)