Life Support Part 5.

However, early Monday morning, September 27th, 2010, I received a call saying he was slipping fast.

I immediately got dressed and rushed to the hospital.

Upon arrival, I was ushered into where dad was lying, he was still alive, but I suddenly decided to turn his Life Support off.

Of course, there were numerous forms to fill in before that could happen.

Once they were completed, and I had drunk several cups of coffee, we walked to where dad was. I was left alone to say my Good Byes to him.

I said, “Dad, it’s ok for you to go and join mum, I know she is excitedly waiting for you, don’t worry about me, I know you will all be looking over me, I Love You, you pain in the fucking arse.”

I kissed him, then let the Doctor and Nurse back in. I was able to turn the system off, but in my own time.

I think it took around 15 more minutes, but I did.

Unlike in the movies and TV shows, he did not pass away quickly, it took another 15-20 minutes before he stopped breathing. I feel it was the machine.

I got scared as his eyes suddenly opened, I felt he was still there and would be ok.

The Doctor told me it does happen, it’s just a reflex action.

Finally at 6.15 am, Monday, September 27th, 2010, dad was declared deceased.

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