Sunday, August 30, 2009

Funeral Information

The funeral is tomorrow at 1pm at Benjamin's Funeral home

Benjamin's Funeral Home at 2401 Steeles Ave W, Toronto, ON M3J 2P1

For the next week after, the Shiva will be held at

65 Spring Garden Ave, apartment 1602 starting at 1pm everyday.

Just before 1pm....

Dad passed just before 1pm today.

Finally, he's at peace.

Funeral and shiva information shortly.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Day 31

We're still waiting. The time between his breaths have gotten farther apart.

But he's still going. He always been a stubborn one.

We all didn't sleep well. It was hard to find a place to sleep. And now two new nurses who have never actually nursed dad are giving us problems for sitting outside his door.

Too bad- I'm not leaving.

Should be anytime now...

PS; mom's been reading all the comments and constantly asking to see if more have been written.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Day 30

Mom slept at the hospital and Jason and I got here around 7am.

Dad made it through the night but mom thinks it wont be long now.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Day 29

The nurses aren't putting dad's numbers up on the whiteboard across his bed anymore. Jason asked why. Mom said there was no point.

Dad's on a lot of morphine right now so he's out of it. Not like yesterday. He was awake and smiling and eating and talking. Today's not the same.

Mom called us at 7:30 this morning because dad was asking to see us. So now we're here just waiting.

I'll be posting funeral and shiva information here when the time comes. Keep checking.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Day +28 the beginning of the end.

Today was the day we were supposed to see if the bone marrow was working.

Today we had a family meeting.

Today we were told that despite our efforts things could not go on.

The doctors stood above my fathers bed as he informed myself, my mother, my brother, and my Bubbie that the chemo had been too strong and had destroyed his liver and kidneys. It had gotten so bad that there was nothing more they could do.

Now we just have to make sure he's comfortable.

He's still awake and alert enough to know what's going on. He made sure to tell my brother and my mother and I how much he loves us and to tell us his wishes.

He's also alert enough that he's asking to see this post.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Day +27

Things are looking worse.

I'm going into see dad now. Moms staying the night. We have a family meeting tomorrow at 1.

I'll keep this updated.