So healthy and so young, how can he be gone...
My dad was 48 and went in for routine oral surgery on an infected tooth January 20, 2012. He had an adverse reaction to the anesthesia and ended up in a medical induced coma for about 4 days. They were going to cool his body down then heat it up and after that was done we were hoping he would wake up... We had so much hope for a while, we didn't think he went that long without oxygen; my uncle has friends that are EMTs and worked on my dad and they said he didn't go that long. What we didn't know until later is my dad had a narrow trachea and they didn't do anything right; he went 15 minutes without oxygen. Basically what that means is his brain was too swollen, it was crushing the brain stem and there was little chance he'd come out of the coma. We ended up taking him off life support January 24th and he passed away at 7am.
There's so many things that are hard about this... He just ran a half marathon 2 weeks earlier. 13.1 miles in 2 hours and 15 minutes. He was young, healthy and our rock. He went in for a tooth and ended up dying. It's so hard to think about, I saw his last texts to my brother setting up a ride after he was done. He had no idea and I think him going in was the last thing he remembered.
It's really hard without him, I am 20. I have an older sister, 23, and younger brother, 18. My mom is also with us... it's just not the same anymore. It hurts so much and I feel like I can't grieve properly because I was thrown right back into school. I just want to call my Daddy and tell him how I'm doing but I can't. It's been a month, I've never gone a week without talking to my dad... It's still very much a dream to me, it was too sudden and totally not expected. A tooth... a simple tooth brought my hero to his end.