My father is days away now

It’s really ugly..this experience reminds me to not take any moment for granted.

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From: teddyleigh
Date: November 1, 2014 at 6:57:03 PM EDT
To:
Subject: Thanks P–

Thanks for asking about my father–he’s in really bad shape. His throat is almost swollen completely closed now. He can barely breathe or eat. I was prepared for him to bleed out (and I thought that was going to be bad), but this is worse. Now my father has to decide if he wants to get a trachea to breathe, but I don’t think he would live through the surgery, or slowly suffocate to death.

I know there is no good way to die from cancer, but this is *not* the way I want to go. I can’t believe how much he’s holding on…he’s so happy David and I are here…I think it’s like a moment he’s not ready to let go of quite yet…

About hopeforanswers

Some kind of rare immune deficiency, yet to be determined. A lifetime of infections without an elevated white cell blood or fever. Very grateful to be alive, very thankful for the friends who’ve supported me and for access to literally millions of dollars worth of medical care. I’m not the bubble child, I’m somewhere in between.
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