It all happened so quickly. On June 1, he called to tell us that he had cancer. On June 12, the oncologist confirmed that it was Stage 4 and projected 2-3 months. We thought we had all summer to be with him, but that just wasn't the plan. We went to visit him in Utah on June 21, left on Thursday June 27, and just a few days later, July 1, he was gone. His decline was shockingly fast. When we left last Thursday he could still get around with a walker and although he was under heavy pain medication, he was still lucid and could speak with his old sense of humor. In the mere four days that followed, he was rendered unable to walk or speak and his body shut down until he passed peacefully.
|One of my favorites. Baby Porter's legacy of good men. My FIL is top right|
|Papa and Bronco in 2009|
|Papa meets tiny baby Maren for the first time|