Members Pmjpkj Posted June 20, 2012 Members Report Share Posted June 20, 2012 Hello. My name is Christiana. I am 28 years old. My father passed away on the 16th of June at the UCLA Medical Center. It was a horrendous death. He had contracted the flesh eating disease, staph, and strep. I remember I was called a week earlier and told that he had only hours to live. I rushed to southern California to be by his side. He was sedated and on a ventilator but he shook my hand and tried to look at me. I had him airlifted to UCLA after the doctor at the local hospital refused to treat his flesh eating disease. After a week my father was beginning to turn around. The treatments were working but sadly he had come in with congestive heart failure. His heart had been working at only 20% for years and a week of extreme illness was just to much for it. He died last Saturday. I am extremely saddened by his death. My parents were divorced and during my childhood I only had a few visits with my father. He was not a dead beat dad though, don't get me wrong. He supported me until I was an adult. Anyhow, once I was grown we connected again. It was rocky at first but for the past five years we have had a good relationship. We understood each other and were finally able to be a family. Now that he is gone I grieve not only for the father who I have lost but for the father I was still getting to know. Any suggestions for coping with the loss of a father is greatly appreciated. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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