I'm so lost without you
Me and my Dad on our last vacation together.
My dad had been telling us he had less than a year to live and my mom and I blew it off like it was nothing. We didn’t think he was really sick. He had COPD very bad. We found this out in November of 2012. In early April of 2013 he convinced us to go on a vacation, just the 3 of us (I’m an only child.) It was the best trip of my life. But what we didn’t realize is that it was the last one with the 3 of us. In June of 2013, I was at work when I got a call saying that he was being rushed to the ER because he couldn’t breathe. When I got there I found out that he’d gone into cardiac arrest for 9 minutes, but they revived him. But what we didn’t know is that our lives would never be the same after that. He never came out of the sedation. He was in a coma from June to September. Things were looking better. The nurses said he was in better health than when he came in. The morning of Tuesday, September 24, 2013, we were not expecting the phone call that we received. I lost my hero that morning at 10:40 am. Exactly 3 weeks and 3 minutes after I had lost my grandmother who meant so much to me. I feel so lost and empty inside. I’m still so shocked. On our vacation he was so happy and looked really healthy. I don’t understand.