We are still waiting for our friend, death. Bob is in coma but is not in pain. That, in itself, is a blessing. I got a fair night's sleep next to his hospital bed on the day bed. I woke up four times to give him meds to help him breathe. Scott slept on the floor next to his bed. I got out to go to the grocery store this morning and Scott sat with him. Scott is now out doing an eight mile run and I am sitting here with Bob.
Yesterday we had his 80th birthday celebration. Keith and Sara, his daughter, Leslie and John, Jeromy, our grandson, and his wife, Marlene and their baby, Maia, were all here. Also, Scott and I were here. We opened half the cards and will open the other half tomorrow on his actual birthday. We intend to hang those cards all over the all purpose room for the Celebration of Life and serve cake and punch to those who attend in that all purpose room following the service. Then we will release balloons filled with helium after that.
Leslie is taking Keith and Sara to Tulsa this morning to catch their flights back home. I don't know whether Keith can return for the Celebration of Life or not. We will see. Our kids have been phenomenal. So have our friends. All week long, I have only had to cook breakfast.
Bob is now having some apnea..which is good. Perhaps he will soon be at rest.
Bob passed away peacefully at 12:45 this afternoon.
The Celebration of Life will be scheduled soon. I'll keep you all advised when.
Thanks so much for all you've done to make this easier. We have close to 100 birthday cards now. The family will open them tomorrow and we will be using them on the wall of our all purpose room when we have his Celebration of Life in a couple of weeks. We will serve cake and punch following the service so everyone can see them. We told him all that you have done to make his birthday special while he was still lucid.