Richard Mead Posted December 6, 2007 Share Posted December 6, 2007 Thank you to all of you who have written messages to my father, Richard Mead. My dad passed away from lung cancer at 3:15PM today, Wednesday, December 5th, 2007. We brought him home to Ashtabula this past Friday, thinking that home cooked meals and being at home would help him regain his strength. We were wrong. Lung cancer is a nasty disease that robs your appetite, changes your apetite and saps all your strength. We rushed him back to the Cleveland Clinic last night. If we hadn't, he would have passed away last night at our home. Instead he passed away at the Cleveland Clinic. Yesterday was the first day we gave him morphine, which I regret not giving him sooner. I had to watch my dad thrash his head back and forth in the bed, until apparently the morphine gave him some relief and sleep. This can be a terrible, agressive disease. We should encourage drug companies to invest in research that will end terrible diseases like this, instead of putting their time solely into drugs that are currently making money. Thank you to you all. God bless. Christopher Mead Ashtabula, Ohio Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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