Even though we are going through this really hard time we have been having a party here at the hospital. It seems strange to be on a cancer unit with people who are at the end of their life and we are laughing. Dad has so much joy and peace about his situation. He is witnessing to anyone that will stand in the room long enough to listen. We have even had a Dr. come in and say dad's attitude encouraged her to have a religious conversation with her mom. Mom has also "friended" one of our nurses on Facebook.
This has been a roller coaster of emotions. At the beginning of the week we thought that it was over. So we all came to the hospital, said our good byes and tried to prepare ourselves. But God isn't done with dad yet.
We have really been blessed with this opportunity to be together as a family. Mom, Dad, Mary and I haven't been just the four of us since 1999.
Dying is a very difficult thing, but dad is doing it with style.