Pete's dad developed pneumonia again last week. He wasn't quite himself and even called Pete just to chat. Pete doesn't remember the last time he did that. Friday morning he went to the doctor who really could do nothing for him. He was scared they were going to keep him in the hospital and he would die there. The doctors sent him home. The nurse came later that night and did the usual check. She specifically asked Daniela if he wanted her to call 911 if something happened and he said no.
Friday night he wasn't feeling good and was really tired. Pete talked to him and he said that he didn't want to go to the hospital. He told Pete he was tired and was going to sleep. Daniela checked him at midnight and his blood sugars were off so she tried to get him to eat. But he was kind of out of it and had trouble with that. She let him go back to sleep and went to rest herself.
When she woke up shortly before 4 am she went to check on him and he wasn't breathing. He went the way he wanted to...at home and on his own terms.
I didn't know him long. I know that Pete and he had their issues. But he will be greatly missed.