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Old 06-11-2008, 07:46 PM   #1
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My father passed away

He passed away last night. He had been in the cardiac care unit for a month and then in a long-term acute care hospital for about 1 1/2 weeks. We thought he was improving and going to pull through but then his condition suddenly worsened last evening.

He was 74 and a good man. He will be missed by many.
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My sincere condolences.
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Simple Girl,
I am so sorry you lost you dad. It must have been very difficult to think he was improving and then have him slip away. My dad died many years ago and I still miss him so much. Treasure the life you shared with him and take comfort in the knowledge he knew the love of so many people.
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Same here, sorry.
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He passed away last night. He had been in the cardiac care unit for a month and then in a long-term acute care hospital for about 1 1/2 weeks. We thought he was improving and going to pull through but then his condition suddenly worsened last evening.

He was 74 and a good man. He will be missed by many.
I am so sorry to hear this! My condolences to you, and to your family.
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Oh, no -- another ER.org member suffers a terrible loss. So, sorry, and condolences to you and your family.
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So sorry to hear about your loss. You have our condolences.
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Old 06-11-2008, 08:47 PM   #11
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Simole Girl,

I am very sorry. He was fortunate to be so well loved by you.

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Old 06-11-2008, 09:09 PM   #13
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So sorry for the loss of your father. It must be especially rough to have thought he was stable and not lose him.

Lucky you to have had a father whom you could say was "a good man" (not everyone can say that about their dad)....
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Old 06-11-2008, 09:19 PM   #14
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I know this a really sad time for you. DH's dad died a few years ago and even though they weren't particularly close it is such a huge thing to lose a parent. Because you were close it is even harder for you I'm sure.

I see my dad aging and it makes me realize he won't be around forever, I should know this already, but sometimes I don't think about it.

Take care, if I were there I'd bring you a casserole.
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Sorry for your loss, My condolences.
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Sorry for the passing of your father. Remember the good times and remember what he taught you to pass on to others! Keep it going!

Hang in there!
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Old 06-11-2008, 09:58 PM   #18
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Sorry to hear of the loss to you and your family. As Boxkicker says, try and remember the good times rather than what the last month has been.
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Old 06-11-2008, 10:25 PM   #19
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the worst thing about us losing all our parents is that, yup, we're next to step up to the grave.

in the meanwhile, what a difficult part of life, losing those we love. may you find at least a modicum of peace.
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Best wishes to you and family. That is a very early age for your father to part with us.
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