Dad was a wonderful person, he died in April, aged 88, and was in hospital with “SEPSIS”, twice, (In January this year, and again in April this year,)
When he complained of a sore throat, not feeling well, a possible water infection, none of the family realised that the next day we would find him collapsed at home, where he had been all night, cold, confused, critical and diagnosed with “Sepsis”.
“Sepsis”, what is that, we heard ourselves asking? – “A killer condition that if not treated correctly and immediately, people can die off,” was the answer that came back
He was given 24-48 hours to live at that time,
We were horrified, could we have done more earlier? ….maybe, if we had known….but dad never wanted to go into hospital…This time, he had to go, to try and save his life…he had no choice, we had to get him help, quick.
After the hospital getting him right the first time, and then him, spending a period in recouperation, he came home, he again suffered with a water infection, weakness, and no appetite, and had to be readmitted, this time, sadly, not to come home to us.
It was and still is, heartbreaking, to have lost him,
Dad lost his wife, 25 years ago, he always loved, adored and missed her so much, but tried to get on with life, without her, and with the help of his family-did so, as best he could. He was so unselfish, and always so thoughtfull to others, a true gentleman, everyone, who met him loved him.
We miss and love him so much and always will, he will live on in our hearts and through our wonderful memories of him…forever.
Our only consolation, is that he is now, “Reunited Together Again- Forever”, with mum.