Monday, July 06, 2009

Mom Not Coming Back After All

Mom called us this morning with the sad news that they were told this morning by Grandpa's doctors that there is nothing more they can do to save his life. Grandpa is going to die in the next few days but he will be on morphine, with no pain, just deeply asleep.

Mom is of course very upset but she is also relieved because it has been torture watching her beloved Dad suffer through 5 surgeries in 3 weeks and go through so much. She has decided to stay with her family until July 15. Though I wish she was coming home as scheduled, I understand that she needs her family now, and I am okay with that.

I love my Grandpa so very much - it was only because of him that my name is Axel (Grandpa has a big Axel manufacturing company) and that Mom came to love wire fox terriers. Grandpa is a big fan of Johnny Walker Whiskey and I've spotted some on the shelf in the kitchen. I am going to ask Dad if we can have a wee nip tonite to salute Grandpa and his wonderful 85 years on earth.



Jake of Florida said...


Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.


Joan and the Barkies

TwoSpecialWires said...

Oh, Axel. We can hardly see to type; our eyes are all welled up in tears. We feel so sad for your family. We know you'll look forward to your mama coming home, and you'll greet her with tons of love and warmth, but we're so glad that she can stay with her family during this really difficult passage. That's important for her. We know it is. Send Mama Dani our love and tender thoughts. If we could, we'd wrap our paws around her and give her a big hug.

Jake, Fergi and our people (Sally and Nina)

Gus said...

Axel my pal...please send your Mommy our love and prayers, and you and your dad stay strong for her. She will need your love and wisdom even more when she comes home to you this time.

We think the Johhny Walker is a good idea, in moderation of course.


Asta said...

We celebrate your Father's 85 wonderful years on this earth, and grieve with you at having to say goodbye to your sweet Father. You and your family are in our hearts and prayers.I'm glad he won't have to suffer anymore, and that you can be there with him till the end.
Our love to you , your Mother and Axel..we will have a drop of johnny walker in his honor.
hugsAmi and George

Axel stay stwong little fwiend, thewe is comfowt only you can give
smoochie kisses

Eric said...

Dani, how devastating. I'm so very sorry. I'll continue thinking of you and send you much love. B xx

Axel.I love your little story of how you got your name, you must be wagging proud. Stay strong for Mom she will need you. Wiry love, Eric xxxx

Agatha and Archie said...

Dearest Dani and Axel,We are sending you strength and love for these hard times. Know we are thinking of you and sending all of our love and prayers.Diana and A+A

Lenny said...

Axel, I am so sorry to hear your news. We are praying for you and your mom and your whole family and sending you our love. You are blessed to have your special grandpa and I hope your mom can find peace in this difficult time.

Your friend, Lenny