Yesterday my Stepdad kenneth Charles Davison passed away after several years of pain and the last year with Melanoma. He died peacefully with myself and my husband and hospice present. Afterwards we brought Mom over from the next door nursing home to say goodbye. That was as heartwrenching as his death.
We are all fine, my sons are here and made it just in time to say good bye- they are with mom today keeping her company. When they arrived and walked up to the bed to say hello, he wiggled 1 eyebrow for them. The hospice ladies said the hearing and recognition is the last to go. Within 3 hours of arriving after he was gone. Maybe since he knew they were on their way he waited? The hospice gal came in about 2:30 and asked if she could give him one last bath and I said sure! 15 minutes later they ran down the hall to get us and 8min later he was gone.Death of a loved one is never easy, but sitting with him and talking to him, thanking him for all the love he gave to mom, me and my family was more than I ever got with my own dad and gave me peace as well. I am truly blessed to have had him in my life.
My mom has been seeing her Daddy and Mother at the end of her bed. I am glad my kids are all with her to comfort and visit with her.
and I am going to add that the 2 funeral homes I have had to speak to yesterday and today have been RUDE and SARCASTIC and if it happens again I am going to let them have an earful!