Sadness Abounds

Two weeks ago Kerry’s dad died suddenly.

The void is starting to settle in.

He had apparently been having mild cardiac distress for at least a week or two.

So they told Kerry’s family when it was all said and done.

He went to his regular doctor on Tuesday and was sent home being treated for an ulcer.

An ulcer?

The next evening, still uncomfortable, he spent a wrestles night on the bathroom floor sleeping near a heat register trying to stay warm.

The following morning, not wanting to make a fuss and get an ambulance, he let his wife drive him to the hospital emergency room where he proceeded to have a massive heart attack.

One thing leading to another, he underwent triple bypass surgery, lived for two days and passed away Saturday night having been kept alive just long enough to receive last rights.

And in what seems like an instant, he was gone.

No real warning other than not wanting to drink anything with carbonation at a family event the weekend before.

Is this a testament to a man who couldn’t be bothered?

Is this the attitude of a Marine?

Is this what happens when you’re too afraid of the doctor and growing old to face the harsh realities of what happens as we age?

Whatever it is, it sucks.

He will be dearly missed by everyone, including me.

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