I last saw my dad seven years ago
April 13, 2017 12:38pm CST
I have been feeling very raw today. I last saw my dad seven years ago today. Some mylotters know he had dementia in later life. I was told by a doctor that his death was imminent. My mum and I sat with him for hours. He was sleeping most of the time. He did wake up and gripped my hand to the point where it hurt. I didn't care and he didn't want to let go. I'll never forget the way he looked at me. It was an expression of horror. I'm sure he knew the end was near and he was trying to fight back. At 3:15am the next morning I woke suddenly. Ten minutes later I received a phone call telling me he had gone. The photo is of my mum, dad who is holding my daughter and me in my garden. They were happy days. Sorry I'm not my usual self.
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• United States
13 Apr 17
We all slip down memory lane where we spend time remembering and crying. I lived 850 miles from my parents and I didn't make it back to NJ in time for either. In a way I am glad I didn't have to see them go, and I can remember them both the last time I saw them alive. Take your time and do what you need to do.
• United Kingdom
23 Apr 17
It is a wicked evil illness Gill. He is at last at peace. I have witnessed many patients dying. I am sure that locked deep inside the person is still aware of what is going on. Nothing you can really say to take away the pain. Just remember him with fondness and all the happy times!
• Portland, Connecticut
17 Apr 17
II am sending you a hug, as it turns out, today is the day I lost my dad 33 years ago. IN some ways it seems forever and in others it is very much like yesterday and I am tearing up thinking abut it. I was with him as were all my siblings and my mom when he left us.
• Elberton, Georgia
15 Apr 17
I'm so sorry for your loss. I have early dementia and I worry about the days that are to come when I won't know my daughter. I lose words and can't speak at times. I'm sorry you feel raw today. I can understand it.