The breathing pattern only started changing half an hour ago.
His breathing became faster, then it slowed right down, just like what you told us would happen yesterday.
He only start having gaps half an hour ago.
His hands were cold before, but they’ve warmed up again.
Is this what happens as people approach the end?
That’s what is happening right?
Yeah, I thought so.
Everything shuts down.
His feet have been fine since they changed the bed to the extended version.
He’s always liked having the sheets tucked over his feet.
Makes him feel cosier.
Yeah Dad, your eldest is just over there on the phone sorting stuff out.
Looking after everyone around her.
Being in charge is her natural state.
She got all that from you Dad.
You can hear her on the phone.
She’s always on the phone.
Sorting people out.
That’s what she’s good at, just like you, looking after everyone.
I thought he was going to die last night. I could tell he was warming up.
That’s what happened with my Mum.
I thought, this is it, he’s about to die.
A good father to our children and the best grandfather for their children.
Last night I kissed him for the first time in decades. You know we’d been apart from each other for many years.
I really thought he was going to die last night.
I think he’s hanging on for another kiss and maybe even a cuddle. Who knows he might just get one.
Dad, it’s me.
I’m on my way in, but you don’t have to wait for me.
You just do what you need to Dad.
It’s okay, you just do what you need to. I’ll be okay.
I love you Dad
Hey it’s me again.
I’ve just got to check a few things.
Just having a listen to your heart and lungs.
Feeling for your pulse.
I need to open your eye and shine this light in.
And the same on the other side.
Okay, that’s all done, I’ll just tuck you in again.
Rest in peace.
Everyone, I’m very sorry for your loss.