Saturday, May 12, 2018

when life throws you curves

Tuesday, I got a message from my brother that my Dad had fallen and that he was being taken to the emergency.

They were going to replace the "ball" that connects his leg to his hip but his heart rate was up, so the surgery was postponed.

The next day, they noticed that he had some fluid in his lungs.

They tried to suction the fluid out but it wouldn't decrease.

It was then that they wanted to know whether we wanted to put him on a breathing machine.

He was so frail, so after some discussion, we decided that it was probably best to keep him comfortable instead.

Thursday night before putting him on morphine (or maybe he was already on, not too sure), my brother was able to let Satoshi and I facetime with my Dad (love technology).

We thanked my Dad and said our goodbyes (I don't think he really knew who we were, but I'm still glad we were able to see him and talk to him).

Yesterday, my brother sent me a message at about lunchtime (Japan time) to say that my Dad had passed away.

Even if I wasn't there, I am glad that my brother was with him.

I have to renew my passport (before heading to Hawaii) and already had an appointment for next Friday, so I am hoping to get my passport expedited.

There are some Tokyo posts lined up, but it may be quiet here after that.

Be well, everyone.


Anonymous said...

so, so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. It seems like he went quickly so that was good that he didn't suffer long.
Take care!

anonymous said...

My deepest condolences to you on the passing of your father...have a safe and smooth trip back to Hawaii.
Take very good care, Kat.

Reader in Southern California

jalna said...

So sorry to hear, Kat. Deepest condolences to you and your family.

Kalin's Mommy said...

Aw Kat, sending our love during this difficult time, so glad you were able to facetime! Love Mich and Kalin

Alan said...

Sorry for your loss. It always hurts to lose one of your parents. But at least you got to "see" him before he passed and say your goodbyes. But I am always somewhat philosophical about these things -- he is probably in a better place right now and you should always remember him in his younger and stronger days.

baconita said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm glad you got to face time your dad - I pray God will bless you and your family with peace and comfort you guys. I'm sure your dad is in heaven and he knows how much you guys all love him. Take care!

Reader from Hong Kong

Kentucky Lady said...

So sorry about your dad's passing. Glad that you were able to see and talk with him.
Take care of yourself and safe travels.

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear about your dad passing .
Take care .

Teri K said...

I’m so sorry to hear of your Dad’s sudden passing. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

alibaba37 said...

Oh Kat, I'm so so sorry to hear about you Dad. I am thankful that technology was able to help you see him in the end. That is wonderful. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

Lindsay-Jean said...

I'm so sorry to hear this Kat. Thinking of you and sending hugs. xo

KirkK said...

Oh sorry about your Dad. I just told the Missus. Our sincere condolences Kat. Please take care.

Rowena said...

so very sorry to hear about your Dad, and I hope you'll be able to get your passport asap. sorry to hear the news :(

K and S said...

Thank you V, SC Reader, Jalna, Mich & Kalin, Alan, Baconita, Laura, Anon, Teri K, Alibaba37, LJ, Kirk & Rowena.

We are taking things one day at a time and appreciate all of your messages.

Take care.

Anonymous said...



K and S said...

Thank you Tomomi.

Take care.

Anonymous said...

I just saw this post....I'm sorry for your loss. Sending my condolences to you and your family.


K and S said...

Thank you De.

Take care.