If last week was lousy this week has been absolutely horrendous!! My beautiful dear Dad died yesterday morning 😦 I just can’t fecking believe it!! He has been in hospital for the last 11 weeks (in Perth) basically waiting for hostel placement. Finally after all those weeks, a lovely place came up, which I might add was going to be a back door job because my Aunty is a friend of the lady that runs it. My sister was going to sign all the paper work on Wednesday morning and then when it was all arranged, he was going to be moved out of the hospital environment. He has been so unhappy there and we were all so relieved to be finally getting him out and into something more homely.
Well, it was obviously not meant to be. It was Tuesday afternoon and he got up from chair to go to the toot and he had a bit of a turn and fell. He has had a “companion” with him around the clock because he was unsteady on his feet at times and also due to the fact that he kept trying to”escape” to go back home. Anyway, she tried to support him as he fell but he banged his head which needed four stitches and I am afraid it was all downhill from there. He never recovered 😥 He was vomiting all night and medical staff suspected that he was bleeding in the brain. When they did the CAT scan on Wednesday morning, no abnormalities were detected but there was no improvement in his condition. Through the early hours of Thursday the hospital called my sister and summoned her back to the hospital as they knew it was not good. My sister rang me in hysterics to inform me and she sat with him. She called back at about 9.30am Melbourne time with an update and I decided to book flight and get home to be with my Dad. I hung up and 2 secs later, the phone rings again and my sister is screaming at me that Dad has died. I can’t even begin to express all my feelings. I am am so devastated and I hate being so far away……… it fecking sucks!!!
We have made all arrangements together for funeral over the phone and I will be flying home on Monday. The funeral is scheduled for Wednesday. Even though after my visit in November, I felt as though I had already lost my Dad due to Alzheimers kicking in, this is a total different level 😥