Well i want you all to know i have had the worst week of my life and it aint over yet. My dad has been very sick for months and we have known it wouldnt be long till he passed away. So wednesday i get a call from my brother that his girl friend and my dads girlfriend had takin dad to the hospital because he was havin trouble breathin and as he said "I need to dry out". (dad's a MAJOR alchaholic) So we go to the hospital to see him and he is on a ventilator. He isnt breathing on his own at all at this point. Now dad had been through this exact same thing,the breathin trouble, drinkin, bein on the vent, back i april of '04 and he told us when they finally took him out of the drug induced coma and took out the vent that he never wanted that again. So now we had a problem, dad was on the vent and we know he didnt want that. He has told us all that he is tired and he is ready to see my mom. (she passed in '97) So we left him on the vent till friday so every on that needed to could come say bye, then we told the nurses it was time to remove the tube. The tube was removed at about 4:30 friday afternoon, and dads breathin just picked up where the vent left off which surprised us all. So vitals all look ok and everything is going good so the family decides to go home for the night about 9:45. So we get home and the call comes about 11:30 that if we want to be there when he passes we need to come back, so back we go. My dad passed away at 1:20 am saturday April 1st. The funeral isnt till tues/wed so we still have have more to deal with. So to anyone who has had to make the decision to "pull the plug" and then set at their loved ones side while they pass, My hat goes off to you, as this is the hardest thing i have EVER been through.