Andrew reflects on what it was like when his father died. Due to his serious condition, Andrew’s father was put on a life support machine in the intensive care unit. His condition did not improve and his family had to take the sad decision to withdraw treatment. Andrew’s mother stayed with her husband until he died, several hours later, but Andrew and the rest of family said their goodbyes before he died. Andrew kept himself to himself after his father’s death. The family are very close and spent a lot of time together but Andrew was very conscious of not upsetting anybody. He feels that everybody deals with bereavement differently and talks of the fine balance between being there for other family members but not intruding on their grief.
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