18 April 2009

For A Friend Who Just Lost Her Dad

It's hard when someone dies untimely. It's hard when that "someone" who passed away is part of your big dreams. A few minutes ago, I got a call from my nurse friend who sobbed while informing me that her dad passed away this afternoon. I heard her family crying too! I exactly don't know how to comfort her cos my arm hairs were also raised when I learned about the shocking news. It's just unbelievable how quick his illness have progressed! It was on the last week of March when she told me they rushed his dad to San Pedro Hospital then after a while flew in to Manila for his diagnostic exam @ Manila Sanitarium along with a consultation with the specialist. It was during their Manila stay where his dad experienced a total loss of function of his lower extremities and can't even pee or defecate. Whenever my friend called for comfort, she would always cry. And the shocking news was revealed - his dad has leukemia - the Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) type. When I saw her just a few days ago, I was happy seeing a trace of smile in her face trying to battle everything. I knew deep inside of her that she's aching and in pain for her dad's illness. Looking at her smiled, at least I am confident she's trying to be strong. We were even told that they will submit her dad for chemotherapy. However, this afternoon, I feel so sad when she shared that her dad just passed away. In a short period of three weeks, things have happened so fast for her dad until his untimely death.

Cath, I understand how you feel right now. I personally would like to express my heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. Rest assured that your dad will always be proud having you as her caring daughter. Just always hold on to what they say that your Dad is indeed so lucky that you are his daughter. He may not be around anymore for you and your family, but let his memories stay forever in your hearts. I love you friend! My heartfelt condolences to you and the rest of your family.

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