At 5:30 a.m my father died this morning, he was put in hospice care this sunday due to his failing health. He showed little reaction to our voices the first three days and no reaction the last two days but i know he heard us. The last night we told him it was ok to go home and see his mother and six hours later he died. We will all meet at his showing at 3 o'clock saturday and help each other start to heal and go on with life. He will be dearly missed by many and always loved for how he helped our lives in ways people will never know or understand. Good bye father i will see you again one day.
Friday, January 18, 2008
Saturday, January 12, 2008
watching a parent slowly die is a very painfull thing to deal with. 11 years ago my father had a heart attack and 2 small strokes shortly after, after that he had a triple bypass. He survived all that but it changed his way of living forever. All that at the age of 51. He was unable to work anymore, unable to drive due to vision in his left eye, he could only walk a short while and then stop to catch his breath. He had to move to a single story house cause he could not walk upstairs anymore. A few years later he was diagnosed with diabetes. Then that started to effect his mobility even more. In oct of 2006 he had another small stroke, fell to the ground and broke his back. To this day he is still in a nursing home, unable to walk due to bone infections in his leg, white blood cell count very low due to fighting infections, lost over 125 pounds and bone marrow very low, no need to say anything about his mental health. Thats something we will all understand one day if we don't die suddenly. Today the nursing home called me and said his kidneys are starting to fail and i should start to prepare myself and think about putting him in hospice care, how do you talk to your dying father about that? It's his choice if he wants more health care or not. But he does seem to be giving up, I don't know. I still have to tell my mother and brother the news i got today. I know i have to talk to him with my family there but it won't be easy. I plan on having my mother and brother go talk to the doc with me and then talk to my dad. Unfortunately i think i will update this true story of a dying father very soon
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
I sure do miss a good hockey fight, remember the days of BOB PROBERT, DOMI, GRIMSON, SIMON and all those great hockey fighters, well it's just a memory now. The new and improved NHL witch is still a great game is lacking something that all real hockey fans miss, FIGHTS. It's a real shame that i can't remember the last time i saw a FIGHT during a hockey game. The NHL thought the game would be better if they cleaned it up a little to make room for the more skilled players, well i remember a time when the skilled players played right along with the FIGHTERS and the skilled players still scored goals, HOWE,GRETSKY,YZERMAN and so on. It's to a point know that if a player looks the wrong way at another player or checks him a little to hard into the boards he gets put in the box. MICKEY REDMEN, one of the broadcast guys for the DETROIT REDWINGS made a comment one night during a game right after a penalty was called for a very weak holding call, he said that guys like PROBERT would have been ashamed, they would have got there monies worth before going to the box. I remember the fans going nuts when a FIGHT broke out and they still would, I really don't think fans would turn the channel or leave the game or cover there childs eyes until it was over, no, they would stand up and say kick his ass, some people might even take that twinkie out of there kids right hand and that ps2 control out of there left hand and say LOOK at this. But anyway i miss NHL hockey FIGHTS.
Monday, January 15, 2007
Sunday, January 14, 2007
WOW what a captain he was, i hope that everyone who watched this baby faced chubby cheecked young boy who started playing with a horrible hockey team over 20 years ago can understand what he did for the DETROIT REDWINGS and the city of DETROIT and for all of hockey. what a class act, when you look at most pro players in all sports [ not all ] you see people who are lifted above normal standards of living and they take advantage of it, not STEVIE, he just did his job, very well i might add. he took that team to the promise land three times, thank you. And then when he was done he thanked everyone else around him. My son works at J L A in DET. and told me that the night that his number was being lifted to the top of J L A there was not to many dry eyes in the house, what does that tell you about this great guy. For all of us who watched him grow up and play hockey in our town i hpoe you really enjoyed it because it will be a long time before you see anything like that again. I have to say it again, THANK YOU MR. STEVE YZERMAN.