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My dad called me just as I got back from lunch. I missed his call,… 
24th-Jan-2008 02:50 pm
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My dad called me just as I got back from lunch. I missed his call, and he asked me to call him back, no other content in his message. I knew what that meant.

Yesterday my grandfather (on my Dad's side, and my last remaining grandparent) went into a coma. He has been moved from his home to a hospice. Doctors are unsure whether he'll make it the next day or two, or recover completely. Well, as completely as a 92-year-old man with metastizing prostate cancer (it was found in his bones about a year ago) can recover completely from anything.

Just looped "New York Winter" by Dorian Spencer three times in a row, as it's the best 9/11 song I know, and he helped me a lot that day, since Minneapolis is far away from what was the highly overloaded switches near NYC that day.

I've already talked to my boss about what will need to be done when the inevitable happens, so I'm administratively prepared. I was not emotionally prepared for what I knew intellectually, though.
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24th-Jan-2008 08:06 pm (UTC)
*big hugs* my thoughts are with you guys.
24th-Jan-2008 08:15 pm (UTC)

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

*Hugs*
24th-Jan-2008 08:51 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry, Peter. I hope everything is peaceful and painless as possible.
24th-Jan-2008 09:00 pm (UTC)
Thus far things have been going pretty OK, although his sciaticica (sp?) was acting up, and the pain meds were making him loopy, but there hasn't been any chemo to make him feel too sick about it.
24th-Jan-2008 10:04 pm (UTC)
Aww, sorry to hear that :(
24th-Jan-2008 10:19 pm (UTC)
more hugs. let me know if there's anything I can do. I make excellent food for example.
25th-Jan-2008 01:50 am (UTC)
*Hugs* If he is in a coma, hopefully it will be relatively painless and peaceful.
25th-Jan-2008 02:35 am (UTC)
my condolences, Peter. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
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