Monday, 2 January 2012
New Year. New beginings?
My Dad died on Dec 22nd.
He saw the shortest day, which was always an important time for him. But he didn't make it to Christmas.
He passed away, passed over, passed on - however you like to express it. He spent a few days in hospital and then just fell asleep and stopped breathing. We didn't visit. The doctor who was tending him said he could 'keep him alive', maybe even send him home. Dad had other ideas!
So we didn't see him in hospital hooked up to a drip and oxygen. Mum was the only one who went in to visit and I suspect she would have been the only one he wanted to see at that stage of his life.