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#2008663 - 04/16/15 09:29 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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After my moms fall and breaking her hip, she now has UTI's constantly because she has become incontinent!
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#2008943 - 04/20/15 01:15 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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My mother-in-law passed away yesterday, a couple weeks short of her 99th birthday. She had been increasingly sleepy last week, and by Friday, was sleeping all the time. The doctor warned us Friday that she wouldn't last the weekend. Saturday, the nursing home staff came in one by one to say good bye. She'd occasionally open her eyes when my wife would talk to her, but didn't communicate. She peacefully slipped away Sunday morning, with most of her children at her side.
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#2008948 - 04/20/15 01:30 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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My condolences, MBH. I hope you all take comfort that she passed peacefully.
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#2008952 - 04/20/15 01:42 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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Prayers of peace for your family MBH. I'm very sorry for your loss.

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#2008961 - 04/20/15 01:54 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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I'm so sorry for your loss, MBH.
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#2008962 - 04/20/15 01:56 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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Prayers for your MIL and all the family she left behind.

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#2008980 - 04/20/15 02:48 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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I'm so sorry, Brain...but it sounds like she left y'all in the best way possible...peaceful. smile
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#2008997 - 04/20/15 03:35 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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Prayers for the families, MBH.
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#2009002 - 04/20/15 03:47 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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Thanks, everyone. She did go very peacefully, like she just decided it was time and went to sleep. My wife and I have been in the habit of visiting her at 11:30 every Sunday for years. I think that's when it will hit us both, next Sunday morning.
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#2009100 - 04/20/15 07:36 PM Re: Caring for our parents MyBrainHurts
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It probably will, hopefully you will remember the happy memories and the love. The Lord's Day is a good day to remember those who have gone before. Sorry for your loss.

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#2009135 - 04/20/15 09:34 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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Brain, prayers for you and your family in the loss of your loved one. 99, wow!
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#2014946 - 05/19/15 03:47 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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Dad has been away from home for approximately 7 1/2 weeks. He spent the first week in the hospital (fluid on his lungs) and has been in a nursing home/rehab for the past 6 1/2 weeks for physical and respiratory therapy. He was cleared yesterday (after they took him home to make sure he could get up the 16 steps to the house) to go home on Thursday. While this is a good thing - and he's greatly relieved - it's also scary. Mom is 90 and dad is 93. Dad realizes they need a lot more help. Hopefully mom is accepting of that. I think she's afraid if she stops doing everything she'll wither.
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#2014949 - 05/19/15 03:56 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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It's so hard not to worry, I'm sure. I'm very thankful that my dad has his girlfriend to help him out right now. She also encourages him to get out and about as much as he can handle and eat even when he doesn't feel like it.

Thoughts and prayers for your parents, Skittles. smile
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#2014950 - 05/19/15 03:59 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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Prayers for you Skittles, and your Mom and Dad.

My dad is 90+, very active. Mom is 85 and semi-active. Sad to see them grow older and for difficult decisions ahead.
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#2014951 - 05/19/15 03:59 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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#2017293 - 06/01/15 03:24 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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Things aren't going so well. Dad was home for 4 days before being re-admitted to the hospital. After some testing it was determined that he has aortic stenosis - his valve isn't opening and oxygenated blood isn't flowing which causes the back-up of fluid in his lungs and his weakness. They have gotten rid of the excess fluid with drugs and when he is strong enough he will go home - and then to go Louisville for testing to see if he's a candidate to have his heart valve replaced. This morning he was so weak he couldn't sit up on the side of the bed without support - and this is making him depressed. Not a good combination.
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#2017301 - 06/01/15 03:36 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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Sorry to hear that Skittles. Praying he is better soon.
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#2017308 - 06/01/15 03:46 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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Very sorry to hear he's still having trouble Skittles. Praying his strength returns and he's able to go home.

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#2017346 - 06/01/15 04:59 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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Lots of prayers, Skittles.
Having just gotten through a recent scare with my own mom, I've been reminded just how hard and worrisome having an ailing parent is. Thankful for the gift of her return to health.

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#2017510 - 06/02/15 10:38 AM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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I'm sorry, Skittles.
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#2017527 - 06/02/15 01:23 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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Hang in there SKittles. frown
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#2017544 - 06/02/15 01:51 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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Thoughts and prayers, Skittles.
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#2017558 - 06/02/15 02:13 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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Thanks. He seems to be getting more depressed every day. His blood pressure dropped to 79/49 yesterday. He has no idea when he will be strong enough to go home. He has to do that before they will test to see if he's a candidate for the valve replacement.
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#2017632 - 06/02/15 04:38 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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So very sorry Skittles, I had open heart surgery and mitral valve work done 13 years ago, and I swore I would never go through that again.
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#2022466 - 06/24/15 02:05 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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Got some not-so-good news today. He is leaving the hospital (been in there for just over 3 weeks) and going back to the assisted living/nursing home for rehab; however his doctor told him that he will never be strong enough for the valve replacement. I'm afraid that's going to remove his will to live.
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