So last Thursday I received a message from someone outside the family saying my dad was in hospital.
They later in the night told me he had 3-5 days left to live.
So I decided to go in first thing in the morning with my son.
Unfortunately the next morning, I received a message from my dads aunt saying he had passed.
I rang the hospital and asked for a viewing, was told the social worker would call me back.
Fourty minutes later she did, and said I couldn't because of covid (my dad didn't die from covid).
Anyhow I later found out that my mother and brothers had been in at around that time.
I also found out that my father had carried a picture of my son and I in his wallet and had been begging the hospital to contact us, but because of my mother saying not to contact me he was denied that last wish.
I should state that both my brothers are intellectually disabled.
And that my mother and daughter teamed up about three years ago so that my daughter could get her own centrelink payment (just before her 17th birthday,) unfortunately I work full time so she couldn't get a full payment unless she had to move out of home. So as a family we were divided, I couldn't forgive them for the way if all went down.
Then I had to get my mother's permission to have a viewing at the funeral home. I was granted a closed viewing. I was misled about there being a funeral/service and was sent photos afterwards. Unfortunately the coffin is completely different to the one we seen. I accept it was my dads time to go, but the lies have added extra unnecessary harm to my son and I.