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    Natural Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert Charlotta's Avatar
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    My fathers operation last week went well as many of you know from my tread. He had a huge operation that lasted for 13 hours, in order to remove a tumour. They had to remove several internal organs. All seemed well amd he was up and walking around in the hospital, even eating a little. This thuesday evening he got an internal infection, they x-rayed him, gave him antibiotics and on wednesday he was better again. My son even visited him in the evening and had a long chat with him. Later that evening he got worse, they had to operate him again, he had a massive internal bleading. The aorta had broken. Even though they called in the best surgeons, and finally got the aorta fixed he did still bleed a lot from a lot of small places. We all rushed to the hospital and the head surgeon said that they couldn't do anything more. If the body stabilised they would have to do another surgery today. But yesterday afternoon the vitals dropped, the internal organs started to shut down, he went through a bag of blood in 10 minutes. And last night he died surrounded by my mother, me and my sisters and my children. At least we got to see him one last time. My mother is heart broken, they have been together for over 50 years and married for 48 years. One of my sisters is going to stay with her for a little longer. We knew that it was a dangerous operation, 3 years ago they couldn't have even done the operation. The doctors and medical staff was and are amazing. They did everything they could to save hime. Even got a transplant team ready because the liver had been out of blood for hours. Now I have to help my mother with all the things one has to do. I just wanted to tell all my pearl Guide friends what a great support you always are. Thank you.

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    Aww, Charlotta, my heart goes out to you and your family. What a shock for you and your mother—even though we might know risks, it's still a huge upset with such an outcome. Big virtual hugs to you...

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    I am so sorry for your loss. Hugs to you and your family.
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    Oh Charlotta, please accept our deepest sympathies.

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    So sorry for your loss Charlotta. It sounds like your dad put up a fierce fight. May his memory be eternal.

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    My deepest sympathies. Such a heartbreak of a roller coaster between hope and worry the whole thing must have been for you, back from the start of the diagnosis.

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    Oh Charlotta, so very sorry to hear about your Father. Such a brave fight against high odds. I'm glad your Mother is surrounded and supported by her daughters during this sad time. My deepest sympathy to you all.
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    Thank you Cricketbug, JerseyPearl, Bcm21mk, Happy Huka and KarinK. At least I could help my mother with practical issues today, like calling friends and family and find a lawyer to do the legal stuff.

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    I am so sorry to hear of your loss, Charlotta. I hope you and your family are comforted by many happy memories.

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    My condolences to you and your family, Charlotta. Losing a parent is one of the heaviest burdens in life. Wishing you strength when you need it and moments of peace as you move through this.

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    I am so sorry for your loss, Charlotta. I can only imagine what you're feeling.

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    Charlotta, I'm so sorry to hear your sad news. You and your family have a long road, and I hope you find comfort with each other and fond memories. Blessings to you all.
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    I'm so sorry to read this, Charlotta. Such a great loss for all of you.

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    My heart goes out to you and your family, Charlotta. My deepest sympathies.
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    Thank you Jeg, Jesskat, jshepherd, CathyKeshi, Pearl Dreams and Pattye.

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