The eventual passing of a loved one

Kuya Carding (partly hidden), Tita, and my cousin Cez (deceased)

Another family member has passed on. He’s the father of my cousin who died of cancer in December of 2015. The old man was like a second father to me and my sister. We spent a good part of our growing up years with him and Tita as our guardians. Kuya Carding as we fondly call him died of liver cancer. He was operated on early this year to remove his gall bladder. His family learned about his illness only recently when he complained of gas pain and feeling of bloatedness. He was later on diagnosed with terminal liver cancer. After a brief hospital stay, the attending physician disclosed that they can no longer treat Kuya Carding. He was sent home. I arrived at their house on Wednesday and he was already in bad shape. My cousin said he may only have a few hours to live. He was right. Kuya Carding breathed his last just a couple of hours after I got there. You know what is heartbreaking in this story? It’s the fact that my Tita will have to deal with another loss in her family. She herself is not in great shape and I worry about her health while she deals with the latest blow in her life…

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