I wrote a tribute then but I did not submit it.
He is still in a coma after a stroke and car accident about 4 days ago on Sunday morning. Until now, we do not know what happened that fateful dawn. We only knew that a blood vessel burst and a blood clot formed in the left brain, causing a stroke which left him unable to move his right part of the body, hand and leg. Did the stroke occur first? Or did he get a shock just before the head on car collision occurred?
As left brain controls speech, my dad cannot speak or swallow. He also cannot cough out his phlegm.Right now, he is fighting infection and high fever. Doctors said he has a high chance of a second stroke which might cause death or complicate matters.
When I saw the adverts by KFC focusing on 'Dad and Family' as the theme, I was reminded of the past when he brought all 5 kids and my mum to the restaurant which had white plates and metal cutlery. He often brought us to the KFC restaurant on Sun at 7pm when we were children some 20 yrs ago... And we have not been having dinner together ever since we grew up... That's the saddest part, we didn't treasure the times we had together and when things happened, then we get together. Just one year ago, I lay on the hospital bed due to pneumonia, he visited me. but now he is the one lying there. I wished I could have suffered for him. I wished I had spent more time with him. I wish he wake up and recover soon.
I wish it was just a nightmare.
This was what I wrote for my dad more than 3 weeks ago...