My husband, kids and I spent Christmas with Mom and Dad. He was looking good and feeling strong.
|The treatments were hard but he was a fighter|
|This will probably always be my favorite picture of my parents.|
|I got in a few family photos before we left with promises that I would be back out for Spring break as he entered into his third course of treatment -- Immunology. We all had high hope that things were going well.|
About 2 days before I was scheduled to return to my Mom and Dad for Spring break I got a frantic call to come home sooner. I spent the next three weeks with my Mom in what can only be described as medical hell. I won't go into the entire story but it was weeks of up and downs and eventually my father's death.
|My mother and I did shifts to make sure one of us was with every minute of the day and night. My dad found much comfort in holding our hands.|
On April 1, 2019 at 1:55 am (eastern time) my Father passed away in what can only be describe as a horrific death, due to his inability to breath. I am glad I was there and got to say good bye but the memories of his last few hours will haunt me forever.
|My dad join the Navy and served in Vietnam. He served on the battleship Ticonderoga and was there during the battle of Tonkin|
|Advanced his way up to E9 Master Chief|
|The last professional photo taken of my parents in 2017 before his cancer diagnosis while they were visiting my family in Mo.|
I am still wrapping my head around the last few months and the chaos that happened. My father only lived 8 months after getting a Cancer diagnosis which is way shorter than the predicted 18 months to 3 years the doctors predicted. It went so fast and it was so horrible to witness that I am still reeling from the experience.
REST IN PEACE DAD and know that you are loved and missed every single day by your family.
I LOVE YOU DAD!!!!!!!