posted on Sep, 26 2014 @ 02:47 PM
My father passed away recently, and I have been having a lot of trouble dealing with his loss. I have been going over and over things in my mind that
occurred around the time of his death. So, I would like to ask everyone here about one of the things that happened.
My father became very ill and was placed in the ICU unit of the hospital. He was having trouble breathing due to severe pneumonia and also a serious
infection. At first the doctor advised that he needed to be placed on a ventilator. He refused the vent at first because he did not want to "live on
a machine" but the doctors advised that it would just be used temporarily until he recovered from his illness. Then they came back and said that he
didn't need it and would probably be okay without it, but in the middle of the night he became worse and was placed on the ventilator. Unfortunately,
none of the family was at the hospital when that happened, so he went through that alone. They said we could come in and see him the next morning, so
we went and waited outside the door to the ICU. The hospital had specific times of ICU visitation and door was locked until that time.
While waiting in the hallway to go in to see him, I looked down the hall toward the cafeteria and saw someone walking down there wearing what looked
like the same coat as my Dad's (he had an oversized red jacket that looked way too big on him) and he was walking like my Dad, same mannerisms,
etc... Looked just like my Dad from behind. It was one of those moments where it takes a second to register what you just saw and when I looked back
he was gone. I felt certain in my mind at that time that it was my Dad. With that certainty, I felt like my Dad must have passed away. But we went in
and he was on the ventilator. He was not doing well, was not conscious, etc... but he was alive. He seemed to improve over the next couple of days and
communicated with us both through mouthing and writing words. But then his health declined and he passed away a few days later.
My question, could that have been my Dad that I saw? If not, was it something else or just a coincidence? The person seemed to be lost or searching
for something and looked just like my Dad from behind to me, but they were at the end of a long hallway.