He fought for so long and so hard to continue living. I love you grandpa, I’ll never stop loving you. Forever in my heart, always on my mind <3
September 1, 1928 - April 18. 2012.
While I posted 2 weeks ago that he underwent surgery for bladder and kidney cancer, resulting in his bladder, kidney. prostate & 2 hernias being removed and being told he wouldn’t live past the 48 hour period, my grandfather has pulled through and has been recovering in the hospital, still with cancer.
Early yesterday morning, my grandfather suffered a major heart that caused him to go into cardiac arrest and die. However, after 3 minutes of being dead, the doctors revived him. Between 6 and 11 am, we received 5 calls from the hospital to gather our family and come say goodbye, because once my grandfather was taken off of his respirator and blood pressure medication, he’d be dead within 3 minutes. From 11:30 in the morning until 8 o’clock at night, my family & myself spent the day in my grandfather’s ICU room; while he could not move nor open his eyes, or respond to anything. For the last hour, we each took turns talking to him and saying what should have been our final goodbyes - apologizing for what we felt we did wrong to him, reassuring him that we’d be okay, etc. We then left. I’ve spent these past 2 days crying in grief.
Today, what was left of my grandfather’s one kidney began to slowly work again, although nothing else is seeming to get better. He also opened his eyes, looked around & then began to cry, however still seeming unaware of anything around him. We haven’t allowed to hospital to remove anything, because we aren’t sure if he’s in pain, and my grandfather is a bull when it comes to his health, NOTHING can or has knocked him down - he always gets back up.
While this week might be his last week leaving, I ask that my followers or whoever can, please say a prayer in honor of my grandfather, of me and my family, for he soon may pass on and live in eternity, or he may continue living; just please pray for him, because they say “you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone”, but I know what I’ve got, and I don’t want it to be gone.
It won’t take long for you to pray, but please, please pray. He’s been like a father to me since my own father passed away in 2006, all I want is for him to be okay and not suffer any longer.
Hello I'm Presley. I'm 20 years old and from New Jersey. Double major in education and English, but a musician at heart. I've come to the realization that not all smiles mean happiness and not all hearts are warm. In life, we all go through different experiences & hardships that shape us into the person we will eventually become.
RIP Dad & Grandpa <3 I love & miss you both.
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