I wanted to come and say thank you for the support and kindness given to me over the last year when I came looking for information regarding my Dad.
Dad was diagnosed with Microscopic Polyangiitis just over a year ago.
He was continuously getting chest infections which I don't think the doctors really got on top of during that time.
Dad collapsed nearly 3 months ago with septic shock. He spent the last three months in hospital battling various other infections including pneumonia, CMV, C Diff. He passed away on Wednesday night.
Please don't underestimate the dangers of infection when being treated for Vasculitis. Go back to the doctor 10 times if you have to!
We have asked for donations to Vasculitis UK at Dad's funeral next week. I hope they will go some way to finding a safer cure for this awful disease.
I'll just end by listing what an amazing man my Dad was:
Bomb disposal man in the height of troubles in NI in the 70's
Magistrate - specialising in Family Court
Charity worker - visited Uganda twice a year to pay fees etc. for the 30+ children for whom he co-ordinated an education fund.
Beloved Father and Grandfather who never said no to anything we asked of him.
Aged 75 - gone too soon