Yes, unfortunately I know how this feels..
I lost my best friend of 10years, who I was probably more comfortable with than anyone
The worst part is that I said some pretty # stuff to him the evening before he passed,
I'm sure he knew i never really meant it, and that I loved him very much.
He was at my place till about 1AM, at around 2.30 he suffered basically an aneurysm of the heart at home,
This was caused by a skin condition hardening the walls, He never knew he had anything wrong with him.
This caused him to have a heart attack, I don't wish to go into details but he was starved of oxygen for a long time.
I had about 20 missed calls from his brother in the morning, so i rang and he told me he wasn't very good like,
I had no idea how serious it was till i saw him, i thought we would be laughing and joking about how he did something silly, But that wasn't the
I saw him hooked up to machines keeping him alive, expressionless, it was the only thing keeping his body alive,
I was also with him later that day when they turned the machines off.
That was almost 18 months ago and i think about him everyday, I would never be who I am without him.
He was generally healthier than me so it really hit home, he died aged 26.
The only thing you can do is be strong and think of the good times, I'm sure you have many fond memories of your best friend, I know i have many of
I'm very sorry for your loss, and I know from experience words cannot express how you feel.
My best advice is to grieve your friend properly, talk to common acquaintances, it helps a lot to laugh and remember the good times.
The truth is nobody in this world knows what happens when our bodies stop, Personally I believe we have souls that carry on, whether spiritually or in
R.I.P Nicky C
I apologize for not understanding you were talking about a family pet, And yes, it can be just as traumatic
I also feel my post still applies,
All the best.
edit on 24-7-2012 by matt86 because: (no reason given)