My Dad passed away today!!

  1. My Dad passed away this morning about 5:20. He went very easy and my Mom and I were with him. For those of you who don't know, Dad had Lung cancer, stage 4. He was diagnosed in Oct. He also had endstage COPD. He got worse very quickly yesterday morning. Mom called me and I told her to call Hospice. They were so wonderful to us and helped us greatly. We managed to keep him comfortable at home and almost everyone in the family got to see him. Unfortunately, my two sisters were not able to get to the house in time to see him. They were staying at a local hotel. I stayed up with him, so Mom could get some rest. I am glad this is over and Dad is in a much better place now. I can't say enough about Hospice nurses, anyone in that profession is truely an angel in my mind!! Thank you for allowing me to vent at times during his illness!! I really need to try and go to bed, but I really can't seem to sleep right now. So what better place to come to than AllNurses!
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  3. by   suzanne4
    So sorry for your loss.....................at least you got to be with him. That should provide some comfort for you.............
  4. by   z's playa
    My prayers and sympathies go out to your family...... :angel2:
  5. by   traumaRUs
    So very sorry! My father had hospice also and like you - he passed very peacefully. They are wonderful people!
  6. by   jnette
    Oh phn.. we've been following this with you, and are SO glad you had this place to come to.. to share, and unload a heavy heart.

    My deepest and most heartfelt condolenses. I know there is a deep breath of relief along with the grief and sadness. You have done WELL by your father, as has your entire family... he can certainly be proud of you.

    He is now at peace.. I rejoice for him. The suffering is over.

    May your memories be those of his laughter, warmth, strength, and love.

    (((((((((HUGS))))))), phn.
  7. by   rn-jane
    i'm so sorry for you loss, peace to you and your family at this time.
  8. by   leslie :-D
    ((((phn))))

    my heartfelt condolences- as jnette said, we've been here with you since the beginning with your dad.

    how lucky he was to have such a loving, involved dtr....and being a hospice nurse myself, i do understand the anxieties of waiting for a loved one to die and the relief it brings once your dad passed. thankfully he went peacefully.
    and although the grief is inevitable, you will also know that you were there for him every step of the way.

    please, give your mom a hug for me and again, i'm so very sorry. you made his passing that much easier because of your ongoing love.

    with peace and love,

    leslie xoxo
  9. by   SmilingBluEyes
    ((((((((DIXIE))))))))
    my heart goes out to you and your family for the ordeal you have endured while he was sick. I am sorry for your loss.
  10. by   pickledpepperRN
    I am sad for your loss.

    My Dad died at home with hospice. YES! Thank you to the wonderful nurses who guided us in keeping him comfortable

    Not much to say to make it easier now.

    Bless you and your family.
  11. by   chris_at_lucas_RN
    Thank you for the honor of sharing this experience with you, Dixie. It's been a long journey--and this is just a temporary separation.

    Take care--peace to you and yours.

    Chris
  12. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from phn92
    My Dad passed away this morning about 5:20. ... Thank you for allowing me to vent at times during his illness!! I really need to try and go to bed, but I really can't seem to sleep right now. So what better place to come to than AllNurses!

    So glad to have a place to vent, where we can be understood, especially around this topic!

    {{{{{{{{{{{{{{phn92}}}}}}}}}}}}} Too bad more people can't feel peaceful like this when their loved one goes "home"! It is such a gift, isn't it?
  13. by   CHATSDALE
    we are here for you..we are not only nurses we have parents, children, spouses, and friends...we are always here and we understand what you are going through
    be there for your mother..no matter how much you know what is going to happen and that it is a relief of pain for him it has got to be a very hard thing to let the love of your life go..
    Dixie my prayers are with you and your family
  14. by   nursemary9
    I just want to extend my deepest condolences to you and your family.You have my deepest sympathy. I'm so glad you felt comfortable with us to share your entire journey with us.

    I know what you mean about Hospice care--they are the best. We also had Hospice for my Dad when he passed and I can;t say enough good about those wonderful Nurses & Assitants.

    My heart goes out to you and your family. If there is anything more we can do for, please let us know.

    Again, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

    Mary Ann

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