|Forest Palmer Clark|
|April 17, 1936 - August 11, 2005|
father died on August 11, 2005 from NF. He wasn't feeling well on Monday
evening, but the flu had been going around where he volunteered his time.
He worsened on Tuesday to the point where he could no longer complete
his sentences. My mother helped him to bed and noticed that his leg was
swollen to twice its normal size. She touched his leg and it began to
bleed. He was admitted to the hospital late Tuesday night, and my sister
and I, who live in different states, flew and drove up to NC on Wednesday
to be with him. He died 6 hours after I got there. He never woke up from
the surgery that he had to remove tissue from his leg; they wanted to
keep him sedated as he was on a ventilator. His blood pressure kept dropping
and all of his organs began shutting down. This happened so fast. I love
my dad with all of my heart, and if you have a family member who has survived,
please continue to give thanks. This disease is tenacious; my dad was
6'4" and healthy. I miss him so much.
Natalie Clark Macpherson
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