Our 29 year old son has had health issues since he was 13, when he was diagnosed with both Diabetes and Addison's disease (a rare chronic endocrine disorder in which the adrenal glands do not produce sufficient steroid hormones). Diabetes is well known to most, the second one is less common. These two disorders work against each other and make them both complicated to manage.
On Saturday morning,
our son was found dead in his flat
by the home care nurse that checked up on him daily.
He died from medical complications of his two disorders.
We all know that life is fragile.
One small phone call,
"we regret to inform you that your son is dead,"
and in those five seconds
everything is turned upside down.
We have known this could happen,
but you can never be prepared for death,
and parents should never have to bury a child.
We are devastated.
Our son Geir Espen
born August 24, 1982
died July 14, 2012
He is free now,
and may he rest in peace.