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Sad news for I and close friends daughter

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Hi Everyone

Yesterday afternoon whilst I was visiting Annie in hospital with another close friend, I and Annie, Gareth's daughter had some very sad news about her dad.

We got the news at about 3pm by an A&E doctor who had come onto the high dependency ward to speak to Annie. The doctor said to her "I'm sorry but there is no other way to put this. your dad Gareth was pronounced dead 10 minutes ago" she then screamed and said to the A&E doctor "I need to see him" by speaking for the first time since coming out of the coma 3 days ago, yesterday. I went numb with shock.

The A&E doctor took I, my other close friend, Annie and a nurse looking after Annie on the ward down to the resuscitation room in A&E. He then took us all up to a body on a trolley that was covered up with a sheet and lifted the sheet back, that was when I and Annie broke down in tears because the body was Gareth's.

We don't know what caused his death yet, they will be a post mortem in the next few days from yesterday to find out.

I have known Gareth for just over 16 years, will miss him dearly.

I and Annie are both heartbroken and have been texting each other all afternoon today. She did say in one of her texts that she will keep fighting for herself, her baby girl and friends, including me. Annie does have close friends looking after her baby girl.

Had enough of bad stuff happening to me and my close friends this year but somehow I and my close friends have managed to come though it.


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Elenor3 profile image

What a terrible situation you find yourself in. Sincere, warm thoughts are being sent your way.

kerr28 profile image
kerr28 in reply to Elenor3

Thank you Elenor3, will let Annie know as well


iforget profile image

So sorry that you and your friends are experiencing such sadness. That must have been a horrible shock. Please try to take care of yourself while all of this is going on.

janb777 profile image

Hugs and cuddles sent to You, Annie and all your friends at this sad time. You WILL find the strength and love to get through this. Keep strong for each other.

cat3 profile image

How sad Laura ; I'm so sorry.

Sincere condolences to all concerned. Love Cat x

BaronC profile image

Awful news, just dreadful. My very best wishes to you all


suemoff profile image

Thinking of you all. big hugs

Sue xxxx

peaches2 profile image

Oh very sad! Love and best wishes to you all. xx

TiredNan profile image

So very sorry to read of your sad loss, thinking of you Laura, Annie ,and all friends and family.

Keeping you in my heart.

TN x

angelite profile image

Such sad news, I'm so sorry to hear this.

My sympathies to you all x

kerr28 profile image

Thank you all for your kind words

Laura, Annie, family and friends

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