My dad is dead

October 04, 2009 @ 13:30:09 PM
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so yesterday morning my dad collapsed on his usual saturday morning jogging trail. by the time paramedics arrived, he was already dead. apparently he had congestive heart failure...an autopsy is being performed today to figure out the exact cause.

the last thing i did with my dad was argue with him on friday night. he was mad that i drove home from school around 10-11 pm because he says its not safe to drive long distances that late at night, especially when alone. i argued that nothing would ever happen to me and that hes just being his usual paranoid self.

well, the next morning, i woke up to my phone ringing. i answered and heard my mom crying and saying get to the hospital now because something has happened to my dad. i immediately rushed over, not sure what to make of all of this. i thought he simply had a heat stroke or something and that he would be ok when i got there...it was the exact opposite. i walked into the ER to find my mom on the ground screaming and crying with her brother by her side trying to calm her down. as i called my brother in berkeley to tell him to come down as soon as possible, i began crying for the first time in many years.

his body was cold...very cold. it was the first dead body i had actually ever seen...and it was my father's. i half expected him to wake up suddenly and act like nothing ever happened, but of course it was not to be.

my brother and i are taking it very well. thankfully, we are old enough to have our own goals and the determination to see them through. the only thing i am worried about is my mom. she is not taking the situation very well and cries through the night and randomly throughout the day. i am thinking about taking a quarter off just to be at home, but she told me that she doesnt want to put my academic career on hold.

so, just letting you guys know, make sure you let your parents know that you care for them. shit happens, and i never thought something like this would occur.
October 04, 2009 @ 13:33:37 PM
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smh
October 04, 2009 @ 13:35:04 PM
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Sorry about your loss homiesmh
October 04, 2009 @ 13:36:07 PM
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im really sorry for you smh
October 04, 2009 @ 13:36:24 PM
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smh
October 04, 2009 @ 13:36:28 PM

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id be so fucked if i lost one of my parents unless they died of natural causes like 40 years from now
October 04, 2009 @ 13:37:50 PM
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my condolences to you and yours fam. r.i.p
October 04, 2009 @ 13:39:13 PM
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i'm truly sorry to hear about that dude, just realize that he died lovin you and knows you loved him, so don't trip about it.

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October 04, 2009 @ 13:40:56 PM
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Stay strong man. You'll see him again one day. RIP.
October 04, 2009 @ 13:41:14 PM
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sorry. does your bro go to cal? maybe i know him
October 04, 2009 @ 13:56:03 PM
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rip
October 04, 2009 @ 13:56:45 PM
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damn, this shit opened my eyes. really sorry to hear that..
October 04, 2009 @ 13:58:19 PM
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my condolences. smh
October 04, 2009 @ 14:08:41 PM
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Damn Riki, sorry to hear that.
October 04, 2009 @ 14:12:08 PM
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sorry my dude. keep looking up.
October 04, 2009 @ 14:12:36 PM
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I'm really sorry to hear that. Have faith in Jesus and God, and you will see him again one day. Stay strong man, and may God be with you and your family.
October 04, 2009 @ 14:15:28 PM
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wow, id be devastated, really sorry to hear that bro, RIP stay strong.
October 04, 2009 @ 14:20:32 PM
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damn keep your head up homie,
if i lost a parent i would be pretty smashed yo
=/
October 04, 2009 @ 14:21:58 PM
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damn zzz ma boy sorry to hear this shit yo.
October 04, 2009 @ 14:24:44 PM
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RIP smh
he's in a better place du
best of luck for you and your family
October 04, 2009 @ 14:26:19 PM
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Sorry to hear man,stay strong and R.I.P to your dad.
October 04, 2009 @ 14:32:01 PM
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My condolences to you and your family. Hope all goes well for you. rip

It is what it is.

October 04, 2009 @ 14:33:38 PM
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that really sucks...my condolences and prayers goes out to you and your family. stay strong!
October 04, 2009 @ 14:33:41 PM
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Had a friend last night die from a drunk driving accident.

RIP to ur pops and him
October 04, 2009 @ 14:36:11 PM
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keep ya head up
the best is yet to come

RIP
October 04, 2009 @ 14:43:46 PM
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hey man...

This is really really really shitty... although you know that already.
My father was killed when I was 19... now 21.. A man ran a red light and t bone'd him on his motorcycle...
I was awaken to the call that he had passed away from my mother sobbing. I will never forget that day.
But things get better man. Just cherish those memories that you guys did have together and make him proud.

GO TO COUNSELING. PLEASE!
October 04, 2009 @ 14:48:57 PM
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damn. i feel so bad for you man... i dunno what i would ever do if any of my relatives died. fuck sorry man but keep your head up everything'll be alright smh
October 04, 2009 @ 14:52:43 PM
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R.I.P to your pops. Stay strong homie. smh
October 04, 2009 @ 14:52:49 PM
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my condolences. i hope your mom starts feeling better.
October 04, 2009 @ 14:58:41 PM
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i know saying sorry won't help anything, but i hope everything goes well with your family after this loss. it must be very hard dealing with it =/ smh

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