Well the time has finally come for me to say goodbye. Tomorrow morning we are going to take my Uncle Steven off of life support. For the last 4 years he has been in a nursing home following a series of strokes and brain bleeds. He surrived cancer at 15 but was never completely well after the brain tumors where removed. He had his first stoke on his 38th birthday and went downhill from there. I have watched this incredibly strong man become a virtual ghost before my eyes and my heart has been breaking. A month ago he suffered another severe brain bleed and the Doctors told us that he would not recover. My Aunts have fought these diagnoses until this week and where unwilling to let go. A full panel off Doctors evaluated him and all have concluded that he is officialy in a vegitative state and "unrecoverable". They finally realized that he is truly not here any longer and it is time to let his spirit rest. So…at Noon on Oct.16,2009 we are going to remove the feeding tube and respirator and let him go. At his side will be the people he loves and I pray that he goes in comfort. Today I saw his children as we explained what was coming. His ex-wife at first refused to let them come until the chaplain talked with her. Danny-18, Amber-16, Jacob-13 have suffered the loss of their father for years but will hopefully be at peace with this decision. It has been incredibly difficult for my entire family but especially my Grandparents, in their hearts they know that it is time to let go. Prayers as he goes on to rest with his savior. We have all said goodbye but it will truly be a difficult time.
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