The doctors have decided to see what the next few days bring, but the family has been called in. We are hoping for a miracle, but it will only prolong his 16 years of suffering. I hope he will rally and be well again, but I am not too optimistic. His condition has been so poor for so long. He has been so stubborn and fought so long and never gave up. Now it seems he is beginning to succumb.
I have booked a one-way ticket home, leaving Calgary in 7 hours from now. I am packed and ready for a short sleep. I will be back when things are settled again. I think it will be very different then. I hope I can come back and he will still be there. But I am afraid that this may be our last few days together.
It is unbelievable. After such a long, slow illness, you forget that an end may come sooner than you think.
Hug your loved ones. Take pictures of them. Tell them you love them. Make memories. Do wonderful things together, but mostly just be with them. There is so little time here.