It’s really ugly..this experience reminds me to not take any moment for granted.
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Date: November 1, 2014 at 6:57:03 PM EDT
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…