My FIL passed away on Wednesday morning. He had been on such a roller coaster ride for the past 18 months. He was truly tired of fighting and decided he "just wanted to go." Since we live in SoCal and he resided in WA, my husband and I could not make it in time to be with him. I called a good friend of his and asked that she go to the hospital and be with him until he passed. She called after he breathed his last breath with a message from my FIL to his son, my husband, saying "we tried our best."
Thanks to all of you for the support that you have given to us for the past year and a half. This caregiving journey has been extremely stressful but at the same time, it was something I knew I had to do. If for no other reason, but to let him know that we loved him.