KaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12300 posts, RR: 34 Posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1595 times:
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So, as some of you know, I went to Norway just under a month ago to see my grandpa before he died. Well, last night, he did. While at the nursing home, he developed pneumonia (on top of the aggresive cancer), and they decided to end his long suffering and took him off meds on Saturday.
I'm glad I got to see him last month
Rest in peace grandpa!
Egil Alfred Engstrøm
26. July 1936 - 9. May 2006
“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, an
Atrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5717 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1571 times:
I lost my grandfather due to leukemia less then 2 years ago, 7 years battle and as horrid as it sounds it was great to see him die knowing he won't suffer, and yes I of course cried for days but like you felt relieved.
I hope he RIP and he knows he has a great Grandson.
Good things come to those who wait, better things come to those who go AFTER it!
StudentFlyer From Australia, joined Sep 2004, 688 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1558 times:
My deepest condolence to you and your family. Glad to know that you are coping well with your current situation. I think it is better for him to be in peace, rather than being left suffering.
But hey, put it this way. You have seen your grandfather for most of your life, and that you had time to see him a month before he died. I have never actually met my grandfathers, since they've both died long before I was born. So, consider yourself lucky as well to have known a great man!
AirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2555 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1554 times:
I'm sorry to hear that, Kai!
I don't have any grandfathers left. The first one died of AIDS before I was born. I guess he had too much fun in South Africa is a captain hehe. They didn't even know what kind of disease it was at that time, but later we have been able to figure out what it was.
My grandfather on my mothers side died a couple of years ago. He fell down from a ladder and was at a hospital for two months as his situation got worse and worse. And then in the end, the doctors knew there was nothing to do but to end his life as it could not be saved.
SDLSimme From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 470 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1525 times:
Sorry to hear about you grandpa. May he rest in peace!
My grandpa passed away almost 2 years ago. He had some form of alzheimers and didn't really recogize me, my dad or my grandma in the end. It's nice though to have good memories to look back at. I hope you have nice memories with your grandpa to enjoy!
JAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3648 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1509 times:
I remember you telling me the story about your grandfather when my grandmother was in the hopsital with a stroke. She passed away April 27th. May he rest in peace and may you take comfort in knowing he is no longer suffering.
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