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    My Dad.

    He's been with my Mom since 1977, that's 37 years. not a day they have been apart. I was 10, he is Her third husband. My Father died when I was 2. my Stepdad died of Cancer when I was 9.
    Dad is 65, though he claims he's 40.

    When they met.




    My wife ( bless her heart and selflessness) and I have been here at their home (Waldport, OR.) and /or driving between since last Thursday night when he was admitted to Hospital in Corvallis, OR.

    A time when we went Catfishing.



    same day.



    Another time we went Salmon fishing. That one was 45 lbs. ( I might have shown off this pic here before. ) there's a pretty good story on getting that fish in the boat.



    My parents, about 10 yrs ago.



    This pic is a couple years ago Christmas




    From thanksgiving to Christmas there has been a lump growing on his temple... very quickly. I took him for an ultrasound friday after christmas. it was half the size of when we got here last thursday at the hospital.





    After the surgery we went to KFC in Corvallis.... Dont eat here unless you're driving an Armored Truck.




    They cut him open and removed the Cancer tumor that had metastisized from the Liver cancer that was also just found when trying to figure out what the lump was in the first place.

    He's a Die hard Raiders Fan... win lose or draw. " Hey!, Go Raiders " is his catch phrase.
    The Brain Surgeon said that he was going to put a piece of plastic, instead of bone to cover the hole in the skull, and it was made of the same type as Football helmets.. Dad grinned. I told him we were going to put the Raiders logo on it before screwing it down tight.



    3 hours he was in surgery from Start to finish. When the Surgeon came to tell us how it gone. He said Dad was awake and flirting with the Nurses. He was discharged the next day. truly amazing. the second day was was the worst. He got up and said he felt like a car hit him.



    2 days later ( thursday ) he's sitting next to me while we're watching old Westerns. He loves Westerns and the Knife Show. We've watched the same movie 3 times in the same day.
    We look at each other every now and then and laugh at how the guys die so quick and or the foam boulders and crappy acting.

    He's got 31 staples on an 11" cut. (I wont post that pic.

    I have to head home on Sunday to work next week. My Amazing wife is going to stay the week and help with rides to the Doc, My Mom is disabled and he has been the Caregiver. My wife is a Godsend for them. I don't know how to thank her properly.. She's at the dining table with a mountain of paperwork getting affairs together.
    I'll be making a bonsai run next weekend to get her back home the following week. We're scheduled to be in NC. first week of Feb. to visit or 6 month old Grandaughter... I haven't met her yet, Facetime doesnt count.

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    *edit.. I misread that, sorry to hear Fishbucket. Best wishes to your father and your family.
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    We had moved from Hayward to Grass Valley 1980- 81 . I gave them fits when I was in my teens. I was a real punk. He tried his best to keep me strait and going in the right direction. But being I knew 'everything' at 15. It eventually landed me up at Shamrock boys Ranch in Susanville.
    Getting over my azzholeyyisum in Susanville learning how to do autobody/ paint work and getting into construction. I would go and Visit them when I could and work on the house doing maintenance, Building sheds, a big front porch and what not. most of the times there involved heading to the gun range. talking reloading or an occasional fishing trip.

    10 years ago they moved to OR. Man, Dad had some crap in those sheds. to go thru and load into a U-haul and horse trailer and my truckbed. Did I mention Dad drives like an old lady??
    " Miraculous, Mom would have a fit if she were in the car right now"
    " Boy.. that Miraculous don't mess around"
    Were thing I've heard him say before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sodak View Post
    Best wishes to your father and your family.
    Thanks, Truly appreciate it.
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    Here's to a swift recovery!

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    Good to hear the surgery went well FB. I wish him well on the rest. Does he have a good prognosis on the liver cancer?
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    no.. not good.
    Hey Miraculous... Go Raiders ! .
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    That's a nice tribute to a good man Fishbucket.

    Around here we say Kia Kaha (Stay strong).
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    There is amazing power in your words and pics, FB.

    There are good days and there are bad days... thank you for sharing
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    Thanks for sharing your pics and letting us know about your dad. Thoughts and prayers to your family

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    Glad we can provide some therapy and an outlet for you FB. Great tribute.

    Continued prayers to you and yours in this difficult time.

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    Best wishes for your Dad.

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    Very nice post. Very nice fish. Best wishes for your pops.
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    oh, FB. I'm so sorry about your parents' health. Your dad sounds like the kind of man that always took care of what he is responsible for and I'm glad you turned yourself around to learn to appreciate that about him and enjoy all that time with him. You could have felt sorry for yourself and never straightened yourself out but you bucked up and met a woman that you obviously respect and love and that is no small feat!

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    We all have to go, but it's a shame that the good ones often seem to leave too soon.

    I hope his remaining time is filled with love and joy.
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    So sorry FB. That was a great post. Thank you for sharing and those were some good size cats you guys caught.
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    FB, thanks for sharing.

    it can be very difficult with aging parents.

    stay strong, take care of your health so you can take care of whatever comes.

    god bless you and your family!

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    Wonderful tribute. My prayers and thoughts go out to him and everyone involved. Your wife is a fantastic!

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    Best wishes to your Dad. He looks like a pretty awesome person to be around!

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    Hoping for the best for your dad and your family.
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    Thanks for sharing Fishbucket. You're in a tough time right now and you allude to tougher times ahead.

    You sound close to one another. If you haven't already done so, tell him how you feel about him and that you love him. Keep him company and continue to crack funnies with him. Enjoy your time with him.
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    by the way, he has the baddest ass mustache ever.

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    Very nice FB. Your dad seems a like a great guy and there's a lot of love in your words. And your wife is a real godsend. Here's to your father's and mother's health.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishbucket View Post
    no.. not good.
    I have a friend who was sentenced 6 months left by a doctor. That was back in 2003 and he's still with us.

    Wishing for the best!

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    Fishbucket my prayers are with you and your family. Cherish the times you've had and spend as much time as possible from here on out. It sounds like you have a very loving and close family and Im sure your dad is benefitting from all the love around him. I wish him well and this thread alone is a tremendous tribute to him from obviously his treasured boy.
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    Very cool tribute. Thanks for letting us ne'er do wells in on what is happening for your dad and your family. Best hopes and prayer for all of you.
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    Thanks everyone...
    Today was get all the Paperwork/Affairs in order day. 5 hours of burning rubber all over Newport. with shopping at Walmart.

    My Wonderful wife is making dinner for us right now.
    I'm sitting next to Dad watching the Knife show, Laughing at how stupid the fantasy kniives are..

    We both have Colt 1911s He's been suffering with a jamming problem, He's asked me to do a little gunsmithing on his, like I done on mine to get it to shoot Cast bullets. It's a feed ramp issue, needs some polishing. And He's got another barrel that not fitting right.
    It's always fun working on guns in the freezer he calls a garage.
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    Finally got his 1911 working and cycling hollow points by hand. The new barrel had a bulge in it and was not locating the barrel down far enough so the feed ramp and barrel breech mouth matched up well enough to not jam.


    It was damn cold out there too..



    He's in his recliner right now running a chainsaw sawing logs... I think he's got 1/2 a cord laid up already.
    the Knife Show is on... again...
    But if we try and peel the remote out of his hand to change the channel he'll wake up..

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    Good thoughts to you FB.

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    Hey FB, sorry to hear about your dad, but sounds like surgery went well and that he's recovering. From the scans you posted, it looks like it was a meningioma and that removal probably didn't involve the cortex. My dad also went through metastatic brain cancer and I've got a lot of experience in the field. Let me know if you've got questions.

    You mention "going on a bonsai run" . . . . do you actually grow bonsai?
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    Very cool that your bonding around working on guns and he's staying active cutting wood. Cherish these times together buddy. After spending 25 years in San Diego with my moms constant plea to move back to Colorado. Out of the blue I made the decision to move back a year and a half ago. After just being here for 6 weeks my mom suddenly passed away from lung cancer. She had symptoms for 2 years. Itching skin amongst other ones. The doctors mis diagnosed and wrote it off as age symptoms. She was 82, and one morning she woke up throwing up blood. My dad rushed her to emergency. Upon testing they diagnosed her with lung cancer. After 5 day's in the hospital and just one day after the diagnosis she passed away. Only enough time to get all my family to her bedside to say our goodbyes.

    So I feel blessed to have moved back and had 6 weeks of time with her. Although I had no idea her time was coming up. Had I known more time in those 6 weeks would have been spent together.
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    The bonsai run is me driving 10 hours from home to here ( which I'm doing tomorrow to get home for work next week.) next Sat. then turning around and driving back on Sunday with my wife.

    I'm not sure what the liver cancer is called. But we're told he's a Stage 4 with that tumor in his skull The tumor grew in the last 8 weeks to that size. The Doc told us today that he will be taking some form of pill that usually slows the cancer growth and sometimes shrinking them. with No sickness as chemo would be. his liver is almost twice the size of normal and he not a transplant canidate. it's terminal for him. there's one tumor on his liver that can be felt thru his stomach. If that gets bigger, all quote are off. With The original quote of 3- 6 months without treatment,and 6 month to a year with treatment. Doc said he has a patient going on 3 years from a 6 month sentence. So we're very hopeful....

    Thanks for all your Well wishes and Prayers, We'll take them.
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    Yo fish, really uplifting touching thread mate, im so happy hes ok, some really great pictures there too, i lost my dad as a little boy, so this thread meant lots to me mate, and your dad looks like a legend, im so happy hes on the road to recovery, blessings to you all bro, cheers
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    hang in there. he looks adorable!
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    and yes, i lost my dad to lung cancer when he was in his 40s. they do throw around the numbers "6 months to live" as they did with him. He made it almost 3 years with stage 4 cancer.
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    Update.

    He's been on some meds for a month now. They said his counts were @ 79,000 - normal from 0 to 9,000 - He'd down to 16,000 as of yesterday.
    Doc says he amazed at the quick change.
    Heading up there next weekend, perhaps get out for some fishing.

    Thank's again everybody.
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    awesome update, fish!

    god bless your pops, you and the family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishbucket View Post
    Update.

    He's been on some meds for a month now. They said his counts were @ 79,000 - normal from 0 to 9,000 - He'd down to 16,000 as of yesterday.
    Doc says he amazed at the quick change.
    Heading up there next weekend, perhaps get out for some fishing.

    Thank's again everybody.
    Wishing only the best for your pops FB and hope there are many more good times you spend together. Glad to hear of all of the good news in your update.
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    Thanks for the update, it sounds like great news!

    Typing this as my g/f is getting her first dose of chemo "red devil" (stage 2 breast cancer) and am concerned, as I too lost my father to cancer. His was real bad, less than 4 months from diagnosis.
    Sending good vibes your way...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyin_W View Post
    Sending good vibes your way...
    To you and Yours as well...
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    i was scared when i saw this update, glad to see it's good news!
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    These are some of the worst threads to read but it's good to have that extended "family" that you can count on for some support. I lost a aunt to cancer years ago. It was a very rare type of leukemia that took her in less than two weeks from time of diagnosis. She didn't know she was sick until one day she passed out teaching EMT class. Went to the hospital and never came home. Glad to see that the numbers are improving for your dad. He looks like a tough guy...best wishes for quick recovery and many more years on earth with you.

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    Glad to hear things are going in the right direction, FB. Like Nicole I was a little worried when I saw this thread come back to life but I'm relieved to hear the good news.
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    Thanks for the uplifting update on your father's treatments FB. Your dad is a strong fighter and it's reassuring that he is responding well and receiving good care. You are a wonderful support, FB
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    Great update Fishbucket!! Hoping your father continues to get better the best he can. Enjoy your visit with him!
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    Banzai Run, Bonsai tree. Two different things lol.

    Glad pops is doing well.

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    Nice to hear your father is doing well. By any chance is he on Nexavar?
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    Give us a fishing report.

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    here is hoping you get many more memories with him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vespasianus View Post
    By any chance is he on Nexavar?
    Yes, that's the stuff.
    You have experience with this?


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    Give us a fishing report.
    Hopefully he's inshape to get out on the ocean for 6-8 hrs. There will definitely be a report if so.
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    Good to hear.

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    Thanks for sharing your family story with us, FB. Your dad seems like a strong spirit. Sometimes the body just can't keep up.
    I hope you can catch a few more fish together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishbucket View Post
    Yes, that's the stuff.
    You have experience with this?:
    Some. If it is tolerated, it can work very well. Keep his spirits up and enjoy the day. It is my firm belief that whether it is one day or 100 years, life it too short not to enjoy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vespasianus View Post
    Some. If it is tolerated, it can work very well. .
    They started at one pill. then upped it to two. then he started to get headaches and was sleeping a lot thru the day and becoming very disoriented and confused. Forgetting what he was going to do and being sloppy. He's got a very large knife collection and ended up closing one on his pinky, Mom got it closed up and healing well.

    the Doc backed him down to 1 pill on Wednesday, and Mom says he's a new man.

    So far there are no side affects other than above..
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    Update:

    He wen for an MRI/CT scan.. The tumor on his head is back. found another in his lung, and the others in the liver are all active again,
    Dr. has taken him off the pills. no surgery again, back to 3-6 months.



    We drove up on Friday and brought some Tamale fixi'ns and assembled them yesterday for Sat dinner. They turned out great !.
    He seemed to be feeling well and up to going out on the Salmon boat and doing some fishing. So we went out today.
    We didn't catch much, reeled in a lot of native Coho and had to turn them back. He did manage to get one to bring home. and on the ride back in we got to see a whale breech..
    On the way out we also dropped a few crab pots to pick up on the way back we got 5 1/2 crabs for dinner too.

    This was the first time he's ever been on the ocean.













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    Great pics FB. Enjoy every minute you have left!

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    Wow FB that's awesome that you two got out. Definitely some moments you will cherish forever. I wish him nothing but the best in over coming this.
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    FB, those are great pics. That trip today is a trip for a lifetime, for your Dad.

    I'm sure I've said it before, but it always bears repeating; nobody alive has any guaranty that they'll even live out the day: any one of us can be tapped on the shoulder by Mr. Death at any time.

    So if I die in my sleep tonight, I want to feel like the day I just went through was worth living for. I'll bet that's the way your Dad looks at it, too.

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    Your Dad has a great smile, looks like he was having a blast!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wishful Tomcat View Post
    Your Dad has a great smile, looks like he was having a blast!
    Yes definitely a contagious smile and obviously a great personality having a great time with his son.
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    Glad you are getting time to spend with him, his smiles say a lot. Hope you get many more trips like this
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    Thanks everybody.

    He's got a really great spirit. Always smiling and chuckling, always just going along with things and having a good time doing it. rarely complains,

    We're leaving tomorrow morning for the 12 hour ride home.. Already scheduled to make it back end of July. I pray not a day sooner for shitty reasons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wishful Tomcat View Post
    Your Dad has a great smile, looks like he was having a blast!
    You took the words right out of my mouth!

    I'd like to add that strong prayers and happy thoughts go out to your Dad and you and your family and friends.

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    Good to see you caught some fish, FB. Sounds like you had a nice feast. Fortune smiled upon you guys for a day and looks like you made good work of it.

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    Ya gotta nice "keeper" in those photos....and the fish ain't bad either! Good luck on your next trip.

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    Great pics FB!! Such an awesome experience with your father!
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    I totally agree. Hipstahs have nothing on you. On a serious note, I am so sorry for the bad news but it is wonderful that you got to share the ocean with him.

    I will think of you guys whenever I see the black and silver around here. hugs!

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    whew... Just got home from a 12 hour ride.

    Thank you everyone, for the thoughtful words. It's truly appreciated.

    I forgot to add the Crab pic. we caught a lot of mackerel as a by catch, The boat will use them as crabbait.




    We've got plans to be back the end of July... I'll try and take picks of his 'Raiders' collection.
    We called them about an hour or so ago to check in on them. Mom is wore out from the commotion, She did to much with helping with the Tamales. We tell her to go relax, But she is to stubborn and controlling to just sit back and watch..
    Dad is already is talking about a Rock fishing trip when we get back in July..
    I sure in heck hope so...if the good Lord will allow it.
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    We never made another fishing trip. Dad didn't have it in him.

    Since then he had gone down hill pretty fast. the pills stopped working and the Cancer was moving fast.
    I had been driving up here the last month just about every weekend. During that time, My wife the angel that she is stayed with my Parents as I had to keep going back home for work. ( I don't know what I did to deserve her )
    Dad had ended up bed ridden during that time and in Hospice Care. Upping the Morphine and Phenobarbital.
    This last weekend his eyesight was going bad and we had to keep him in the bed in the living room. Despite his best efforts to try and throw a leg over and get out. We did some Arm wrestling and I called his Arms chicken legs. - He used to have 16" guns when he was younger-. He knew I was going easy on him and called me out on it.. lol
    He was still himself laughing and joking.

    Wednesday i told my Boss about him and he paved the way for me to take-off after work and head up Thursday, with a " Just log into email and call it good when you're there friday".
    I burnt all my PTO thru the summer with taking fri and mon's to make the drive here and back with 2 days of being here.
    I'm in the truck and driving north by 2 pm yesterday and make it to just south of Port Orford OR. by 10 pm and took a nap. Back awake at 1am and back on the road I pull into the house at 4:30

    Dad had been in a coma state since last Sunday when I left. But was breathing well with a good heartbeat and O2 levels....
    this morning... Not so much. Very labored, shallow,

    6:50 this morning ,My Mom was in her Chair sleeping, my Wife went into the guest room and was sleeping on the bed. I was on the couch, dozing off. Listening to my Dad's breathing.
    He didn't move at all when I first got there and I told him the "Mirac was Back... Jack ".

    For some reason I got up and checked him, went to the bathroom, then checked on my wife. I almost layed down on the bed with her for another hours sleep... But didnt.
    I walked back over to my Dad, touched his arm and told him that I loved him... pausing for a few seconds.. I watched him take a breath, but not take another. His head was turned and I could see his vein beating, slowing down. his eyes slowly opened and the vein stopped.
    I broke down crying, My Mom heard me and came rushing over. saying " No... NO ,, Meho No.. is he gone???"
    I couldn't answer at first. Then my wife came running over just as he let out the last gasp..

    God Bless You Dad... I love you.

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    I'm in tears as i write this. You are so lucky to have been there at his passing. My dad passed away 5 years ago. There is not a day that goes by that i don't think about him. The greatest gift he gave me was don't be afraid of dying. My dad died of stomach cancer.

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    Wow...so sorry to hear about this FB.
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    Fishbucket, its so heartbreaking to read this. You've given him such a wonderful tribute here. He's a great guy.

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    Fish, I am so sorry to hear this. But please try to find some peace in your heart knowing that his suffering is over and that he is now resting in the most peaceful place. He deserves it, I am sure. You'll always have fond memories to fall back on so he will live on and on forever in your thoughts and your/his family's, and in his friend's. I hope everyone makes it through this difficult time understanding this. God bless, my thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, and friends.

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    FB my heart goes out to you and your family. At least he knew his loved ones were by his side. I went through a similar experience with my mom just two years ago. She was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer which is one of the fastest moving cancers. Although she had symptoms for over a year she was misdiagnosed and suffered during that time. The Dr's kept telling her that her symptoms were just pains of growing old. Until one night she woke up throwing up blood. My dad rushed her to the ER where she was admitted in to the hospital. After two days of testing they came back with the small cell lung cancer diagnosis. They gave her just a few days to live. We barely had enough time to get my whole immediate family of 5 of her full grown children and several grandchildren flown in from all around the country. She passed away the very next day after the diagnosis. All of us were by her side and let her know we loved her and that it was alright to go with God. After several hours of all of us at her bed side she passed. A very devastating couple days of events. Her last words to me as she was very drugged up on morphine was amazing. Her eyes shut and barely able to speak. I asked if she knew who I was and she said "yes your my Jay Jay". I squeezed her hand and told her how much I loved her. She then went into a coma like state as we all let her know it was alright to let go. About two hours passed and she she let go.

    This all happened in a Colorado just 6 short weeks after I moved back. Yes 25 years in San Diego and the whole time my mom always begged me to move back. I finally did and just 6 weeks later she suddenly and unexpectedly passed. I believe it was fate that brought me back to spend the last weeks of her long 82 year life with her.

    FB thanks for sharing your journey with us. There were many great memories that were shared and you will always cherish.
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    FB I'm so sorry to hear the news of your Dad, my sympathy to you and your family.

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    My condolences for the loss of your father, FB. You shared some wonderful stories and I know the loss of your father is not easy to deal with. But the way your are handling it and helping your family is truly amazing. Your strength inspires me. I hope you can find peace in the wonderful life he has lived. May he rest in peace.
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    You did good, bro!

    Thank you for the follow up and closure.

    My mother-in-law passed away july 6, 2014 at approx 1:15pm.

    She was surrounded by family that loved her.

    It was hard to watch but we understand and believe she is where we want to be after this temporary world.

    My wife and nephew kept her comfortable with morphine.

    We all knew that she was going that day.

    It was okay though because she was with us a month longer than expected.

    We put our lives on hold and no regrets!

    My girls and nieces, 12 to 23, and nephew did great.

    God bless you and your family.

    May your father rest in peace.

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    Thanks Everyone. truly appreciate the forum to make these scrawls..

    Mom is holding up pretty good... she's been thru this twice already. My Father when I was 2 , my first step father when I was 10 and now Dad.



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    And May God bless Lucia...

    my Dad's name is Joel. ..
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    I'm very sorry for your loss. You did everything right.
    RIP to your dad.

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    Perhaps my favorite all-time mtbr thread. I hope to be a good enough father to my son to have him give me this kind of support later in life.

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    I'm so sorry for your loss, may your dad RIP.

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    Thank you all.

    It's raining here today. Yes it's Oregon...
    But, I'd like to think that it's from and Indian tale I heard once.
    That when Someone Dies, It rains to wash away their footprints from the earth....
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    Im sorry for your loss FB. Weird how our intuition/soul/psychic awareness works isnt it? To choose not to go back to bed and instead be there to say goodbye to him is a blessed moment and memory you will always hold.

    I truly believe he heard you and was able to let go because of your presence. I believe he said goodbye to you by waiting for you to be there even if you did not hear him.

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    So sorry about your loss FB but I am also glad that you were there with him and have been all along. You have proven yourself as a wonderful son and human being with your love and caring for him and your family. May he rest in peace and the memories stick with you forever. Stay strong!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishbucket View Post
    Thank you all.

    It's raining here today. Yes it's Oregon...
    But, I'd like to think that it's from and Indian tale I heard once.
    That when Someone Dies, It rains to wash away their footprints from the earth....
    I hope it ends with, "but not from our memories".

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    my condolences to you and your family fishbucket, your father lives on in your and your sons memories.
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    That is very special that you were there with him in his last moments as hard as it must be. Condolences to You and your family

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    FB, I can't believe that I just discovered this thread. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family. As difficult as it must have been, thank you ever so much for sharing.

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    It was the toughest thing I ever experienced to be at her side as my mother was passing. Much of the last moments you shared here brought me back to my own memories of my mother and her last moments. It will be 5 years this Oct and I think about her every day. I was startled awake and I was there also, I feel I was meant to be there at that moment and I could not have missed it. You should feel special to have known him and to be called to the moment of his passing. There are many who do not receive that gift and I am sure that he wanted you to know that you were special to him. Peace be with you and your family, peace unto your father as the burdens of this world are shed aside, and may you all always remember him well.
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    Live the rest of your life to the fullest so you'll have good stories and LOLs to share with your dad when you meet him again on the other side.

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    My condolences Fishbucket. I am sorry to hear of his passing. My thoughts are with you and your family. Stay strong my friend.
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    Sincere condolences FB. Requiescat en pace.

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