When I was about 21 I was dating a guy who’s step dad was very sick and dying of cancer. Due to cancer being such a wasting disease on the body he was very weak.
My ex lived with his mum and step dad in a two-story house and the bedrooms were located upstairs.
Due to his step dad’s illness they made the garage into a make shift bedroom with a single bed and TV etc.
I’m going to call his step Dad ‘Steve’, for privacy reasons.
Anyway, the time came when Steve became gravely ill and was taken to Middlemore Hospital.
I was at my ex partner’s house at the time and did not go up to the hospital as it was a time for family only.
At about 1am the TV downstairs came on all of a sudden and at first it was at a normal sound level…..then it got louder and louder.
It was an old western movie from what I could hear.
It got to the point that I was so scared and freaked out that I just covered my ears and put my head under the pillows.
The next thing I knew I was being woken up by my ex in the morning.
He told me ‘Steve’ had passed away at 1am.
I also found out later that his favourite movies to watch were the old classic Western movies.
I can not to this day understand how I even managed to fall back to sleep with the TV blaring so loudly and the fact I was so terrified as I knew no one else was home.