11.06.2004

Goodbye Dad.

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Just before 12:40am my dad stopped breathing. I had my hand on his chest, my brother had his hands on his other arm. We looked at each other in the dim tv-lit room, and heard his quiet rattle. After a decade long battle with Parkinsons Disease, and 5 months of pain, hospitals, strokes, and a feeding tube, he finally died, i made sure it was with a ping pong paddle in hand.

talk to your parents if you can. Converse with them. I hadn't had a real conversation with my father in 5 years...he was too confused. And before that...we just didn't connect all the time, or maybe we were both too quiet.

1 Comments:

Blogger Loyd said...

I'm sorry for your loss my friend. If there is anything I can do let me know. From what you said he was a good man. Remember all the good times and keep your chin up.

Take care. Loyd

4:22 PM  

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