JimmyS just got a call that his father is about to pass away. He is in the hospital and his kidneys are now failing. This is usually one of the signs that Jimmy's father's life is coming to an end. Please keep Jimmy and his father in your thoughts. I know many of you live far away from your folks as Jimmy does from his. Maybe now would be a good time for you to call them and let them know you were thinking of them.
Good thoughts sent your way Jimbo,
Posts: 29950 From: farmington, maine usa Registered: Oct 2004
I just got off the phone with Jimmy and I am saddened to say that his father just passed away. Jimmy arrived in Akron this evening and went directly to the hospital. His father was on a respirator and died at about 11:15 EDT. While I am glad Jimmy got to see his father before he passed I am sure this is going to be a very difficult time for him and his family. Although I never had the honor of meeting Mr. Schulz he raised a great son and I am sure he will be missed.
I am sorry for your loss Jim,
Posts: 2181 From: North Port,FL,USA Registered: Jan 2008
When I got the call from my mother today it was right around 12:45ish. Joe had just left to go to Subway for something to eat. Joe came back min's after I received the call and basically found me a wreck when he walked into the house. I managed to get a flight booked and left out of Ft. Myers at 5:15 PM and arrived in Akron at 7:45PM. I was at the hospital by 8:30 and at 11:00PM my Mom, Sister, Me, My dads sister (my aunt Nancy), and my cousin made the decision to let him go. The only thing keeping him alive was a reperator. At 11:13 he was gone.
I am glad i made to tell my dad goodby and that I love him but it was very tough making that decision and watching him go.
Thanks again for all your prayers.
Posts: 947 From: Alabama, United States Registered: Oct 2002
So sorry to hear of your Father's passing. It always helps to get to see them one last time, and I am glad that you were able to.
In 2005, I lost my Mother, and since then, my Father has had two kinds of cancer. While I have not had the experience of loosing my Father, I was telling a co-worker today that I worry daily about my Fathers' health.
I am just a PM away if you want to talk about it. You and your family will remain in my prayers.
Posts: 1019 From: Summerville S.C Registered: Jun 2003
Am keeping you and your family in my thoughts/prayers. Work through the grief, and always remember the good times. From your description, sounds like you did exactly the right thing. Keep your head up.
Posts: 1757 From: Near sunny Buffalo NY Registered: Jan 2008
jim if you need someone to talk to jut let me know. i remember when my grandfather passed talking to someone really helped. my grandpa was like my best buddy and father rolled into one. if you need anything just call me.
Jimmy, I am so sorry for your loss. It is a difficult time to go through. I know, as I lost my mother just last year. Through this I learned that there is nothing that anyone can really say to make things any easier. We can offer you our thoughts, prayers and well wishes, a shoulder to cry on, but it really just takes time. Try to look back and think on the fond memories, and try to focus on that.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Posts: 31129 From: Long Beach Registered: Jan 2001
I got that same call just over a year ago, raced home to Ohio, and made it just in time to talk to him and tell my dad goodbye. I was a wreck too, and know your pain.
The time is different for eveyone but things will get better. I think about my dad everyday, and i am not ashamed to say that many times (like now) i find myself tearing up. The best thing you can do is try to remember and celebrate his life and the many memories you and your family had together, and in that way he will always be with you,
Posts: 716 From: 84fiero123's Caretaker Registered: Oct 2010
I am very sorry for your loss.... I know the feeling.... I have to tell you that you are very lucky that you got to say good bye, I did not get that chance and it was very hard for me. My prayers are with you and your family
Feb 11th, 2011
Posts: 1294 From: Miami, Florida The Sunshine State Registered: Jan 2008