Thursday, September 17, 2009

Sunday September 6th, 2009 Everything changed...

At about 11:15a.m. or so we were sitting in sacrament when Jayy showed me his phone & it was Mom (his Mom). Being that Mom doesn't just call us out of no where especially during church I told Jayy to step out and answer it. In about 3minutes later he was back in whispering we needed to leave.

We made our way to the care center where she was with Dad to find her a bit confused. Come to find out Dad was not doing so well, since his surgery back in Nov. '08 when he suffered the stroke his body was slowly not being able to keep up with everything. We found out that his kidneys (both) were done with, our options were 1. Admit to the hospital, but that would mean "aggressive"treatment with no guarantee of anything or 2. keep him comfortable at the center and from there his vitals and so on will shut down. We talked with Mom and made sure she knew what the options were, and she decided to leave him at the center, she was NOT wanting anything else down to him, knowing he's suffered so much already. So we hung out with Mom & Dad for a few hours, talking about what may come and all the details and what not. But I don't think we realized "our time" is NOT the same "timing" as our Father in Heaven.

Returning home after visiting with Dad & Mom it was about 4:30p.m. or so we rested and started to plan our trip for that night to head out to NYC. About 8p.m. another phone call....only this time it was nothing but crying on the other end. Mom had made her decision to take Dad off his ventilator the next day (Monday Sept 7th Labor Day) @ 10a.m. the liquid was already built up in him, to the point it was causing pressure to his lungs, and with his heart in the condition that it was....it was NOT going to make it. Family came from every where, phone calls, questions, thoughts racing is this really happening....

4 comments:

carolineluvsulysses said...

Hey Ame our condolences to u and Jays family! It made me cry reading this.. cuz life does leave so suddenly and the feeling is just so overwhelming that its hard to put into words hope u guys are doing ok OFA ATU
Tongaonevai's

IONGI FAMILY said...

I'm sure these posts are very hard but in the end Ame they will lead a legacy for ur posterity!!! loved it well told very teary eyed

Morena said...

I totally agree with Silia it's probably really hard at this time, but at the same time good for your future children to read..Love yah sis!!

Pauni's said...

My eyes just teared up reading this. He is in a better place and not suffering anymore. Love you and family sis!