Chronicling a Life and a Death

Whilst doing the morning tea-cooling reading, I read an interesting post by theferrett about blogs of people that have died. This made me think back to last year at this time when I was calling the hospital daily for the status of my dad. The post on October 26, 2004 said:

Just spoke to Gil, who was back as nurse today. Alas, there wasn’t much to report. He’s about the same. He’s on the norcuron, which has improved his venting. He’s still pretty sedated. He has no fever, and his BP is fine. His hands aren’t quite as swollen.

Gil pointed out that we’re now in the hard period. Right after the accident, we had a lot of news. Now, we’re in the slow healing phase, and we’re likely not to have significant reports until his lungs and ribs heal more. Thus, it’s wait, wait, wait. I hate the waiting, but there’s not much I can do about it.

Possibly this evening I’ll have some photos of the vehicle; I may scan one or two for folks to see.

Again, if you have questions you want me to ask the nurse when I call, please let me know.

Later that evening I received the pictures of the damage to the car. I chronicled the whole thing, from the time of the accident until his death and funeral, on a LiveJournal blog, grandpa_a.

It is amazing how a simple post can bring that all back. I still miss him.