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Snowman78

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Joined
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Messages
158
Reason
CALS
Diagnosis
12/2013
Country
US
State
SC
City
Sumter
Glenn Andrew Snow - January 19, 1934 - March 5, 2015. Dad was most certainly a fighter and put up a great fight for the last year +. He now has his wings and is no longer suffering. We have had nour moments of sadness and there will be more to come, but for the most part it has been a peace that has settled over. He was ready and extremely tired. One thing I experienced that I never had before was the saying that silence is deafening. When things were said and done and quiet settled over the house something just felt odd and I couldn't place it and then I realized it was the complete silence. You grow so accustomed to the sounds off an oxygen generator running, the bipap running/mask leaks, the air matress inflating /deflating that you don't rea;;y hear it anymore. I asure you that once they were all shutdown for the final time that night and everyone was gone that the sound of silence couldn't have been louder. He looked so peaceful that night. While the color may have been gone from his face the gasp and struggle for air and struggle just to live was over and he looked so at ease. We have handled it much better than I expected but I know there are still many tears to shed but only because we miss him, we are so happy for him that bthe pain, suffering, and mental anguish are over. In the days leading up to his passing I klnow he was being given glimpses of heaven as you would see him staring through the ceiling almost straining to see what was before his eyes and on more than one occasion he told me it was the most beautiful huge sunset you could imagine. I want to thank everyone for all of the support and information, you are all amazing people.
 

Nuts

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Forum Supporter
Joined
Feb 23, 2014
Messages
2,562
Reason
Lost a loved one
Diagnosis
01/2014
Country
US
State
NC
City
Littleton
I'm so glad that he had such a peaceful passing. You have been wonderful, and I hope that the peace continues through the grieving.
 

Nikki J

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Joined
Mar 22, 2012
Messages
10,481
Reason
PALS
Diagnosis
04/2014
Country
US
State
MA
City
Boston
I am sorry for your loss but glad he is free and the end of his time here was peaceful. You were an amazing support and I know he appreciated it so and is so very proud of you now.
 

Gembead

Senior member
Joined
Oct 11, 2014
Messages
592
Reason
Loved one DX
Diagnosis
10/2014
Country
Aus
State
Western Australia
City
Bridgetown
Sorry to hear off his passing, but pleased he passed peacefully and is now in heaven.
Love and hugs
Gem
 

Barbie

Extremely helpful member
Joined
Dec 29, 2007
Messages
2,659
Reason
Lost a loved one
Diagnosis
01/2007
Country
US
State
FL
City
orlando
My sincere condolences for your loss...
 

cheerleader

Senior member
Joined
Jul 6, 2013
Messages
977
Reason
Lost a loved one
Diagnosis
08/2012
Country
US
State
Midwest
City
Small town
Peace at last for him. Know how your heart aches, and will continue to ache!
 

Jeanau

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Joined
Jan 21, 2015
Messages
336
Reason
PALS
Diagnosis
12/2014
Country
US
State
PA
City
Pittsburgh
I'm sorry for your hurt, but I glad for his peaceful passing. God bless you all!
 

lgelb

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Joined
Nov 5, 2009
Messages
10,109
Reason
Lost a loved one
Diagnosis
00/0000
Country
US
State
WA
City
Seattle
Snowman, you have been the best of sons and your dad knew that. I wish much peace and strength to you and your family. Give yourselves time and space to hear anew the sounds of your lives together overlaid by the never-ending echoes of your dad's joy in each of you.
 

MaxEidswick

Legendary member
Joined
Sep 1, 2013
Messages
5,567
Reason
PALS
Diagnosis
08/2013
Country
US
State
Texas
City
Pinehurst
our condolences ... we never forget!
 

gooseberry

Extremely helpful member
Joined
Jul 2, 2014
Messages
3,457
Reason
Lost a loved one
Diagnosis
5/2014
Country
US
State
FL
City
Tampa
Peace and condolences at this difficult time
 

vickim

Very helpful member
Joined
Sep 20, 2012
Messages
2,255
Reason
Friend was DX
Diagnosis
03/2012
Country
US
State
MO
City
aaaa
Praying for peace and comfort for you and family.
 

affected

Guru status reached
Joined
Apr 26, 2013
Messages
13,336
Reason
Lost a loved one
Diagnosis
05/2013
Country
OZ
State
AU
City
lala land
oh Snowman, what a mountain of memories you will cherish all your life of how you loved your father through to the end and what a huge difference you made in his life. He is at peace as you have so beautifully written and I just want to hug you and tell you how amazing you have been xxx
 

sisterpain

Active member
Joined
Mar 3, 2015
Messages
31
Reason
Loved one DX
Diagnosis
04/2012
Country
US
State
Michigan
City
Detroit
It must be such a relief that your dad is not suffering any more. The fear and anguish of what is happing next, or when and how is he going is tormenting. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
 

dldred

Senior member
Joined
Mar 31, 2009
Messages
529
Reason
Lost a loved one
Diagnosis
03/2009
Country
US
State
NY
City
Chateaugay
Thoughts and prayers go out to you.

Dana
 

skipper66

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Joined
May 20, 2012
Messages
1,478
Reason
Lost a loved one
Diagnosis
00/0000
Country
US
State
IL
City
SMALL TOWN IN
I am so sorry to hear of your tremendous loss. But, am so happy to hear that your father had a peaceful passing. I was there when my mother passed away and understand what your talking about. She looked around also as if she was glimpsing heaven and truly believe she was. Hugs and prayers for comfort for your family. Kim
 
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