Sorry for your son's loss, Montana. It is emotionally devastating to lose a parent. This must be particularly devastating for your young son because there will never be a chance for him to mend fences with his father over the past.
Thank you so much Debra. Even though Dana and his dad had gotten on good terms before he died, I know it wasn't enough. His father always told him he'd make it up to him and he never did do that.
Dana will probably go through some similar feeling I had when my dad died, since my father died from the same thing. He'll most likely go through the anger stage for a while, being angry with the doctors for giving him the pills and then at his father for giving up on life.
He's going to go through several stages, just as I did and I'll be there for him.
It should be easier for him than it was for me, because I was close to my dad.
I'll be there for him as long as he needs me.