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Old 06-22-2014, 10:08 AM
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My brother-in-law passed away today

My brother-in-law died today from cirrhosis of the liver. While it is terribly tragic that he drank himself to death because he could not cope with severe depression, it is comforting to know that he was in a hospital bed surrounded by loved ones who were able to say good-bye. My 16-year-old nephew initially refused to see him after he was hospitalized a week ago, but then decided to go. His dad had a clear moment when he was there and they talked. My nephew said he is glad he went. My 11-year-old niece refused to see him, but I know my sister will look out for her and get her the help she needs to cope with this.Their dad had not lived with them for a while, but she used to be close with him and they had seen him regularly.

He was a great guy and their life seemed so good until he unexpectedly lost his job of 25 years and fell into a deep depression. He went into treatment again and again, but to no avail. I hope he is at peace now.
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Old 06-22-2014, 10:14 AM
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I'm so sorry for your loss. Prayers to the family. (((HUGS)))
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So sorry for your loss!!
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I'm so very sorry to hear this.

Prayers to you, to your sister and your niece and nephew.
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Old 06-22-2014, 10:27 AM
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So sorry for this tragic loss, Kimmieh. Yes alcoholism kills; thank you very much for posting, so we all are reminded.

My good thoughts for you and your family. May he rest in peace.

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Soooooo sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family. Huggggggggggg. I hope your sister and her kids heal from this tragic loss and may your brother in law rest in peace.

I never realize just how toxic alcohol really is, sadden for your family.
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I'm so sorry. Sending much love and healing thoughts to you and your family.
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my sincerest condolences to all who loved and cared about him. the pain is over.
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Im sorry. Alcohol has stolen another person. Horrible.

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How very sad. Sending you and yours much peace and love.
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Heartbreaking all around.

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I'm so sorry for the loss to all of you. It is just heart breaking.
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I'm so sorry, Kimmieh. May he rest in peace now, and may all who love him find peace and comfort in his memory. poor children, prayers for all of you.
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Im so sorry for your loss. I will keep your family in my prayers.
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Old 06-25-2014, 07:02 AM
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Thank you all very much! I just received an email from sister (my family lives overseas) and she said that they made peace before he died and that now she can remember the good days that had been buried under all the pain over the years. My nephew is happy he got to see his dad and say goodbye. He made peace with him, too. My niece needs time.
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sorry for your loss yet another alcohol related death. so sad
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