03-26-2009, 08:36 PM
I am devastated. He passed away yesterday afternoon. He was undergoing a liver transplant and became infected with Hepatitis B. I only found out last night. I am still in shock over it. I've known him since I was about 4, he was a year older than me. This morning, I had to break the news to one of his old classmates from Primary School and I also told one of my friends, but my other friend didn't know him. It is just such a shock when you loose one of your old pals from school and also a neighbour like that - out of the blue. I only saw him a little while ago, like a few weeks back and now he is gone. I never got a chance to say goodbye and his foster parents (my neighbours) never told anyone about his operation, which in a way I can understand why, but still, it is a shock. My Dad just told me last night, like he blurted it out and I just literally fell apart. He was obviously in shock too. It was like a part of me just shut down. I couldn't think straight. I just froze, then when my Mother came back to our house my Dad went into my neighbours house to see if they were okay. But when I went through the front door of their house and didn't see my friend there, then it really hit me. Hard. All of a sudden, tears just started to stream down my face. I could control myself. I gave his foster Mother a hug and she just held my hand. She was just cold. I don't think it had really hit her yet either, just the shock of it all. I fell apart even more then when I realised that he wasn't coming back. I just rushed right out of my neighbours house. It was just so sudden, he had been in hospital for the last 5 weeks and nobody knew. I'm never gonna see him again. We reconnected last Summer when we had a chance reunion when we were on the same bus going into the city for different reasons. I was meeting with my Sister after work to go see a film and he was going out to his new apartment. He just had his life back on track. His Mother had died in a very bad house fire some years back and he never got to see her because apparently she was too badly burned after the fire, which was very sad. I don't know what to do know. I am still stunned. It is just such a shock to everyone on my Street. No funeral arrangements have been made yet. A part of me just felt lost and still does. It is just such a shock.