After Butch was diagnosed with State IV Lung Cancer, it began the longest, toughest road that he could ever imagine along with what the family had to endure. Dad passed away 27 July 2013 at 2337 (11:37 pm). There was a rough road to get to this day and there is now words to explain the difficult times a person has to endure. Dad went into the hospital on 21 July 2013 in the late night due to sever pain and complications. That next day he was sent home on hospice. As everybody knows, Dad is a huge fighter and boy did he cling on to dear life during that last 6 days of life. He defied all odds that the nurses said and surprised everybody. Many of his hospice nurses said that they have never seen half the things that he did this late in the progression leading up to his passing. There were numerous times we were sure that the day had come but no, he clung on and surived through many nights. On 27 July 2013, my mother (Tonya) and I looked at each other and said today is the day Dad is going to let go and be free of all the pain and suffering. When Dad went to sleep and slept for two days straight, the Chaplain stated that he was in what was called a "pre death coma". That very next morning when we (being mom and me) went to give dad his first dose of morning medication, he opened his eyes and continuously asked for Tonya (his loving wife). Mom was continuously by his side throughout this entire process of hospice (not to include the previous 18 months of chemo and all other issues, to include two major surgeries).
As this is the roughest part of life I think that we have had to endure, Dad is in a better place. He will no longer have to ensure any pain or suffering from being sick, having pain, dealing with chemo, or anything else that he has had to endure that I am sure he never shared with anybody.
I am in hopes that people will understand the pain and suffering that the familly has had to go through and the help that we are asking for. I am in hopes that everybody can donate a few dollars and pass it on to their friends and family so that we can pay off Dad's funeral costs.
Thank you all for following my Dad's wonderful story and thank you to all of those that knew my father and was there by his side regardless of the tough times.
Thank you and God bless you all!!!