Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Dad passed away 29/11/2010

My husband and I were called late Saturday night by Leeds General Infirmary. A doctor said that they needed to discuss options for dad because he had deteriorated significantly during the day. When we arrived we were told that dad was dying and this was irreversible. The doctor suggested that dad was placed on the Liverpool Care Pathway. This is where all palliative care is removed and no blood tests or observations are done. All the patient receives is very strong opiates to control any pain, and mouth care. This care programme is scheduled to last for four days. My dad passed away yesterday, day 2 of the care programme. We went to Leeds today to try and get the death certificate but we couldn't because there has been a huge death toll with the cold weather. We are going back tomorrow. We have instructed undertakers to make preliminary arrangements for the funeral but a date has yet to be set.

7 comments:

Gina at Gigi's Creative Designs said...

Im soo sorry for your loss. youve been so much for he is at peace now. Pls take care and if you need to talk pls email me at raegina at gmail dot com...our thoughts are with you and your in our prayers.

martina's kaartjes said...

I'm sorry for your lost,
greetings, martina
x

Hunnybunnycards said...

Really sorry to hear about your dad Paula, just read through your blog, what a time you have had. It was like reading about myself with my dad just before he passed away. He is free from pain now.

Take care
Barbaraxx

OrangeMama said...

I am so sorry. I am lost for words. He is pain free now and you need to be strong with God's help.

Bobbi said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts.

Message Keeper said...

My condolences.....Take care and hope the funeral goes well.

Clare said...

OMG Paula, i have just caught up in blogland and seen this. I am so sorry darlin. My heart goes out to you sweetheart. I have not been a very good friend due to illness and lots of work on a charity fundraiser so have been out of touch. Let me know if you fancy a phonecall darlin as would love to catch up but understand if it is not a good time. Big big hugs and to let you know i am thinking of you. Love Clare xxx