Sunday, December 28, 2008
To Uncle John, with love
Uncle John died of complications of surgery and life at 4AM this morning. We are, to say the least, mourning the loss of our favorite uncle.
The hospital called yesterday while my brother and I were cleaning up John's house in anticipation of his return home.
They told us his blood pressure was falling and his kidneys shutting down. They were taking him to the cath lab to see if it had something to do with his heart.
Mike and I took off for Billings. The doctors did their best, but there were too many things going wrong at the same time.
Cousin Kay was with him when he passed on. She is the most spiritual person I know and as hard as it was for her, we are very thankful that she was there for him.
He knew, right up until the last few minutes, exactly what was going on and made the choice to accept the pain medications that ended his life.
Uncle John has been a part of nearly every aspect of our lives for as long as I can remember. I really can't imagine life without him.
John's main concern at the end of his life (as it had been since she came to him), was for his beloved dog, Tilley. We will do our best to make her remaining years happy.