Hard times

Mar. 10th, 2009 11:22 pm
maisfeeka: (Little girl blue with teddy)
As some of you know, the father of one of my very best friends has cancer and has not been doing well. He went into the hospital just before Christmas and they thought he probably had less than a year left (which was a shock as previous to that they'd been told he had 8 or 10 years at least, due to the slow-growing type he had). He went downhill pretty rapidly and was moved to a Hospice House two weeks ago.

Last Monday they didn't think he'd make it through the night, but he rallied. The family has all been there off and on since then, and I've been visiting a couple of times a week as I've known them for over 20 years and am considered a part of the family as well. It's been very tough for all of them to watch him slip this way, especially with how much pain he's been in.

Today I got home around 11PM after a really long hard day and found a message saying he'd died around 11:30AM. It's too late to call my friend or reach anyone else who should know so I'll have to try and do that around work and my appointments tomorrow.

I'm glad he's finally at peace. When he was asked last week by the chaplain what he wanted to pray for all he could say was "release".

So if you can spare a minute to think a thought for a good man and a wonderful family, please do so.

As for me, please bear with me if I'm quiet or miss tags or am just not my usual self for a bit. It's a hard time.

[livejournal.com profile] rredhead and [livejournal.com profile] nppyinzer, J would probably love to hear from you. Drop an email if you want more info.

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