Re: Step Dad finally let go...
Michelle~ My dad did the same thing, the terminal agitation, it was agonizing for us to watch and not being able to do anything for him. I realize though, that for me at least, by watching him suffer so terribly right before leaving us, it made me feel a strange sort of relief when he finally took his last breath- I remember in the last moments just praying to God to please, please end his suffering. I think of this quote often someone on this board posted it when I was going through tough times with loosing my dad on 5/3/03 and then loosing my mom 5/19/03 both from lung cancer-- I hate to say I don't remember the author but afterwards it took on a whole new meaning:
In the beginning, you hope for a mistake-a misdiagnosis-
Later, you hope for a cure- a miracle-
But finally, in the end ALL you hope for is peace ~ and that's what they (your loved one) will leave you with -Peace.
You are in my prayers- it is a hard road to travel- Love and Hugs-from Hope B. Memphis.