It all started so innocuously. We'd received a call from my stepmom; Dad had broken his hip and was in the hospital.
My father was 89 years old, so any hospitalization is cause for concern, but I didn't expect what was to happen...
Monday morning, another call: because of health complications, they couldn't do the surgery that would repair his hip. His lungs were filling up, his heart was giving him problems, and the prognosis was that he had only days to live. He was being brought home under hospice care.
So my wife Janet and I called our place of work, explained the situation, and took the week off from our jobs. We hurriedly packed the car for a trip from Florida to Virginia, and left Monday afternoon.
We arrived in cloudy, chilly Virginia Tuesday afternoon for what would be our last chance to see Dad alive.
Last night at 11:00 PM, Tuesday March 5, 2013, my father, George T. Matthews, passed away.Please know that, even if I can't thank you personally, your watches, faves and comments are always very much appreciated!
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