I’ve just taken a motorbike to the hospital to see Papa since it’s visiting hours. It’s some minutes past noon and I have to be there in good time. He has been in hospital for almost a month. He is suffering from Dementia, Hypertension and Diabetes and they had to do a procedure to try see if it can help with the pressure wounds he had developed.
The state I find him in is not very promising. He is on oxygen. How did this happen? “Complications of the surgery!” They say. He gives me this look. I can’t explain. I give him porridge. He eats abit.
When the visiting hours are almost over, his condition deteriorates, he is gasping for more air. He is using his abdominal muscles now. As a medic, this is not a good sign. I help prop him some more. It helps only, but a little.
They tell me to pray, I can’t find the words. I am crying now. So much is on my mind. I pray nonetheless. And wonder if this will be my last time to see what is left of his body…..with some life.
I go on as difficult as it is and the call comes hours later from my brother that he had taken his last breath. Pronounced dead.
He suffered. A lot…!
PRESENT DAY: 17:10:2017
This was not long ago. But it feels like just yesterday when he went to be with The Lord. It’s crazy to think that someone who had such a huge part of your life can be gone in a second.
It’s a curious thing, the death of a loved one. It’s the kind of heartache you feel in your bones.
Is there a proper goodbye really? Just yesterday a friend slept and never woke up…No last words. Nothing. A very young person….so full of life!!
We never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory~ dr. Seuss.
THE NOW: 1527hours
Why do we take life for granted?
Why don’t we cherish it when we have good health?
Why do we take for granted people who are placed in our lives?
Why don’t we treat moments as if they’ll never come again?
Give your all to what matters?
Be in the now?
Our time is limited indeed.
Today is the perfect day to be happy!!!