Veterans Affairs: Support a 90 yr old Purple Heart recipient and veteran of two wars
As with his age this wasnt unexpected but he is dying now.
Apr 29, 2013 — But I never expected it to be this way. We never expected the words amputation, or rehab or anything like that again. I didnt think he would need to have the pain of a amputation surgery at his age, or the slow painful infection of letting it go. We expected a call he went in his sleep not this. Unfortunately my dad couldnt have the surgery thursday as he flatlined when it started. He was on life support until yesterday when we had family members come in to see him. he is off it now and still breathing but it will be anytime now. Im exhausted and I wish it didnt have to be this way. I question did the home he was in not take enough of a look at his leg? how did it get in that condition? but thats nothing I guess im going to worry about now. it will all be over soon.