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Larbert, Scotland, United Kingdom

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Earlly morning visitors

0926 - phone rings, it's Mum "We're about 2 minutes away, can you put the kettle on"; Me "eh, uh oh, you what?"

Thus my early morning visit from my parents (well early for a sunday). Sadly my other grandfather had passed away yesterday evening in hospital. His surgery had gone very well, but his bladder wasn't emptying properly, and thus he was being kept in on a catheter. Last night it seems he collapsed - I know worn out wasn't a medical diagnosis, but it is the most likely cause.

He was cheery til the last, enjoying the hospital food, telling the rest of us what to do, and making jokes about not being here forever. Thus it seems he hardly suffered at all.

So Wedding this week, and funeral the week after most likely, as in Birmingham, where he lived, morning funerals are reserved for Muslims and can only be booked at 24hr notice. The rest of the population wait up to 3 weeks for the funeral.

1 comment:

Calavera said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. The only consolation I can offer is that it appears he suffered minimally, and you said it yourself - he was cheery til the last.