My Uncle passed away tonight. We were very close. A month ago he fell at home and ended up in the hospital (which is why I haven't been around much lately). A couple of years ago he was diagnosed with a pulmonary lung disease which hardens the lungs over time. The fact that he wasn't able to be mobile this past month significantly increased the rate at which his lungs hardened and he deteriorated rapidly. He's been on 100% oxygen since last week. This past week has been very difficult and we knew it was just a matter of days before we lost him. After a couple of really bad nights, this morning he told the doctors he was tired of fighting and just wanted to go. They decreased the oxygen this afternoon and gradually over the last few hours of his life.
As hard as it was to see him go, and as much as we will miss him now, we know that we will see him again one day and that brings us comfort. Please pray for my family as we make preparations for his funeral, but most especially pray for my Aunt. They were together for over 60 years and it's going to be very hard for her to not have him by her side anymore. Thanks for the prayers!