My father past away November 10, 2007. I feel so guilty about his passing. He was only 53 years old.
My father got hurt at his work 5 days before his passing. He fell and hurt himself. My sister took him to the hospital and dropped him off, I left my work to be by his side. The hospital took one look at him, then sent him home on Celebrex, they didn't even do xrays, or take him into a room. They just said that he hurt his back.
For 5 days my dad suffered in pain, and couldn't lie down flat, he slept in his recliner, when he could sleep. My mother got up at 2:30am on the 10th to give my dad his pill, then went back to bed, she then got up at 6am to go to work, and my father was dead.
I was suppose to go visit my father with my children the night before, but only called instead, he did say he was feeling a bit better, and that he wasn't feeling alot of pain anymore. I chalked it up to he was getting better, the coroner says that is a sign of passing, right before someone is gonna die. I feel so guilty, what if I had went over there, I might have seen something, and made my mother call an ambulance. I know I can't live on "what ifs".
At least I did call him, and surprisingly all my other siblings (there are 4 of us), called that night and spoke with him. Usually we only call and talk every few months, but since he was hurt at work, I called daily.
The coroner thinks he had internal damage from falling at work, and he bled out eventually, cause there was something wrong with his liver. It poisned (sp?) his blood stream. My father passed away suddenly, because his eyes were still open when he passed.
I hope he is painfree now.