amryk's Journal, 22 October 2011

Hi friends. I wanted to give an update. My dad passed away on Monday. He was 83 and lung cancer that was just diagnosed over the summer caused his death. I finally got him to the assisted living place near me, but he was already in need of hospice care. Hospice did a good job keeping him comfortable. Mom got to see him a couple times, as she's been at the assisted living for about a month now. I was with him when he passed but I don't think he was aware. He was in a coma.

Meanwhile, Mom is doing great. Their dogs moved into assisted living with her about a week after she moved in. She likes the place, loves the food and is adjusting nicely. She is on enough medications anyway, that she's on a pretty even keel emotionally. She has grieved some, but most of the time she seems to just be moving on.

I'm doing okay. Yesterday when I picked up his cremated remains and had a couple hours alone for the drive back and forth it really hit me hard. My dad was a wondeful, generous man and everyone who learns of his passing has such nice things to say about him. I am greatful that the illness didn't last long and that he didn't suffer.

My life is upside down right now, being executor for Dad and also Mom's power of attorney. I know things will settle down soon, and I am so very glad Mom is now only 2 minutes away from me. I see her every day.

One of these days I may get back here and get serious again. I do miss my buddies.

Hugs,
Amy
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Hello Amy, I am glad to have news from you but so sorry those are sad news. Please accept my sincere condolences. (((hugs))) 
22 Oct 11 by member: jessyline
I am sorry to hear of your loss. It sounds like his passing was peaceful though .. and I am glad you could be with him. Even though he was in a coma ... he may have very well known you were there. I believe my father knew my mom and I were with him when he passed ... although most of the time he too was not conscious. I'm glad your mom is so close now and doing well. We'll be here when you are able to come back. I miss you too!!! 
22 Oct 11 by member: madaboutmoose
hi buddy glad you checked in to let us all know whats going on in your life...sorry to hear of your dads passing...im sure your mom is glad that you are closer now and able to stop in an visit for longer now...when the time is right im sure you will return once again...you are missed twin.... 
23 Oct 11 by member: loosinisfun
Hi Amy. As sad as your new news is there is much to be grateful for and you seem to recognize that. A peaceful passing is a gift. A loving father is a treasure you've had your whole life and memories and words of wisdom to remind you. May these upcoming days and weeks be peaceful . You are always thought of and missed when the time is right you'll be back and we'll be waiting. Great news about your mom!!!!! So pleases she is nearby and ajusting well : ) Giant Hugs!! 
23 Oct 11 by member: sharonfriz
So sorry to hear this news... Sharon has put it so nicely... take care... and enjoy your mother while you can. 
23 Oct 11 by member: twoslow
Hi Amy: Thank you for posting. I wondered if you were dealing with the loss of your father. Sharon said it beat. I hope you will back soon. Until then, I will keep you and your mom in my thoughts. 
26 Oct 11 by member: Densible
Amy, I am so sorry about your father's passing...you have my deepest sympathy. I understand exactly how you feel, I just lost my dad in July, he was 83, and had just been diagnosed with a very aggressive form of colon cancer. You will be in my prayers. Take care of yourself and your mom. 
26 Oct 11 by member: ctlss
Miss you amy.  
06 Nov 11 by member: Deana Garcia
Saw you were online this morning and I was SO EXCITED!!! I hope you are doing okay ... sure do miss you!! 
16 Nov 11 by member: madaboutmoose
I am so sorry to hear about your father. I lost mine six years ago. When I heard the news, my father was already in a coma and passed a way a month later. In a way, it was good for him because he did not suffer long, just like you felt. Unfortunately, I am thousands miles away from my mother, but you are lucky to have your mom near you. Take care of both your mom and yourself. ((hugs)) 
16 Nov 11 by member: kaz_12
Miss you : ) 
08 Feb 12 by member: sharonfriz
Miss you! 
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