A few weeks ago my father suffered a heart attack. He was treated and then moved to a nursing home where it had looked like he was going to make a full recovery. However, a week ago he then suffered a mass stroke. Things progressively got worse as both his kidneys failed him, he became septic and developed pneumonia.
Yesterday, I sat with him all day holding his hand, praying with him, talking to him, playing Jethro Toll (his favorite artist) and playing Baltimore sports talk radio until Hospice came in to take him off the ventilator.
My father is no longer in pain as he joined his parents in heaven at 8:45 pm last night.
James was the most loving, kind, and compassionate man I’ve ever met. To this day I’ve never heard anyone say a bad thing about him. He leaves behind 3 children (Evan, Lindsay, and myself) as well as his wife Marybeth. We are all in a state of absolute shock. We thought he was going to recover, but things snowballed downhill fast. We are all grieving in our own different ways.
My father was a home healthcare nurse and helped everyone for decades. It’s my turn to not only help him, but help my mother as I promised him I would.
Quite frankly we need help with funeral expenses as my mother has been out of work recently and my father hasn’t been working for awhile now. If you can spare anything at all whether it be just a dollar or even a kind word it would mean the world to my family and myself. Thank you all ❤️
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