I Miss you Pop!
We lost our beloved Pop on August 7th at about 2:50am. Luckily we were able to spend the preceding week with him prior to his passing. Thankfully, we found a wonderful Dr. who came to his home and tried unsuccessfully to get him to go to the hospital. That is not what he wanted, he refused to go, he saw how my Mom suffered for two years with cancer, he wasn't going to go that way. Our angel Dr. respected his wishes, she came to the house on August 1, 2013 and examined him as best she could, she advised us he was most likely in final stages of liver cancer and did not have much time. She arranged for hospice services and we are so thankful for this. He hung in there, we helped him as best we could with antibiotics (he had a horrendous UTI) and pain meds. Once the nurses inserted a catheter, we believe he was finally able to achieve some level of comfort, he thanked me for taking care of him, I will never forget that, I stayed with him every night for the entire week. I still feel like I am in a surreal, dreamy state it just happened so fast I do not think I have had time to actually grieve and compute what happened. He did it his way, no hospitals, we stayed with him at home until he passed on to be with my Mom. So thankful I could be there to help him, I love and miss him so very much. We love you Pop, so glad you are with Mom now and at peace. Now we just need to get our heads on straight and power on as you would want us to do. You were a great man, a hard worker and a real hard-working, honest man. We were honored to have you as our Pop. Thinking of you and Kobie (his loyal black lab) is doing wonderful at my sis's. My brother can't watch Nascar yet as that was their Sunday routine, we will make it through this and I am thankful Pop is no longer in pain. All my love and kisses Pop, we will miss you forever.