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Discussion BoardYor Dad was posted 09/28/2002 11:18 am by Terri
E-mail Address: Petry1@aol.com
My Dad passed away on 9/18 - he was 80 years old. He was given about 6
months and lived about 4.5 months. The past 4 months my Pop was quite tired,
his appetite fluctuated - he was in no pain.
Ironically, we just found out that - it was a series of mini strokes that
killed him - the cancer had detoriated his body so - his electro lights were
out of wack.
He went into the hospital on 9/17 since he had fallen a few times - too weak
to stand - Mom wanted to be sure that he didn't have a concussion. We found
out that he needed a pint of blood and his potassium was low. I thought he
was in the hospital to get his counts, etc. balanced out.
Watch your Dad closely (his breathing) - use Hospice (if you haven't yet.
The end came quick - painless - no struggles.
Feel free to email me - My Dad founght a lot of battles - including WWII -
this was a tough one to win.
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