Why did my dad look scared for at least a whole day before he died?
He had dementia, and was dying from leukemia. It went really fast, and I was with him when he died, and every morning before that. The night before he died, and up until he 'fell asleep', or was 'out of it', his eyes just looked around the ceiling, and he looked scared. He was moving one arm a lot and seemed like he wanted to put it behind his head, but couldn't quite get it there. His expression was blank except for the looking around scared. Then, after he 'fell asleep' and his oxygen level went way down, the nurses couldn't believe how long he kept going. It was like he was fighting it, and he hung in for several hours longer than expected. He was 86. I didn't want to lose him, but it was time, as he had quit eating and the dementia had gotten worse. He just died 2 weeks ago. I can't get over how he looked scared. I wonder what he was seeing?