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#2041070 - 09/28/15 09:44 PM Re: Caring for our parents Skittles
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#2049125 - 11/10/15 09:04 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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Tomorrow is not only Veteran's Day - it's also my dad's 94th birthday. He's been in a nursing home for several months now and has only been home for about 4 weeks total since March. He will not be going home again and needs constant care. The home has contacted my sister this afternoon (she's POA) that they believe they hear fluid in dad's lungs and he may have aspiration pneumonia. He just had pneumonia about 2 weeks ago but was able to fight it and get out of the hospital. He signed a waiver a couple of months ago so he could drink 'regular' drinks and not have thickener put in to prevent this. While we are lucky he's achieved this age, we're not ready to say good bye. I will be going up on Saturday to visit him.
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#2049190 - 11/11/15 12:11 AM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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I hope you have a good visit, Skittles, and that your Dad improves and is comfortable!
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#2049511 - 11/13/15 02:12 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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What Kathleen said! smile!
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#2049512 - 11/13/15 02:14 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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Thanks. I'm going up tomorrow. He had gotten really bad; however they discovered he was dehydrated. After giving him IV fluids he appears to be somewhat better. No pneumonia. He has moved beds since his roommate left and now has a window and the TV is within sight - previously it was across the room.
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#2049575 - 11/13/15 04:51 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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#2049636 - 11/13/15 08:21 PM Re: Caring for our parents Skittles
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Originally Posted By Skittles
Thanks. I'm going up tomorrow. He had gotten really bad; however they discovered he was dehydrated. After giving him IV fluids he appears to be somewhat better. No pneumonia. He has moved beds since his roommate left and now has a window and the TV is within sight - previously it was across the room.


Well that sounds better just reading about it!
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#2051770 - 12/01/15 03:11 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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Just to let you know, dad passed away on the 22nd of November. Long story, but he was tired, almost blind and could barely use his hands any longer. We buried him on Saturday the 28th. Mom is doing OK, but it's going to take some time. She's home by herself now, but is keeping busy. Thanksgiving was difficult and I know Christmas may be worse, but we've grown stronger as a family.

Thanks for your prayers over the past few years. It has been much appreciated.
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#2051774 - 12/01/15 03:21 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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Oh Skittles I'm so sorry to hear that. It's never easy to lose a parent but losing one around the holidays is even worse. Prayers of comfort for your family and especially your mother.

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#2051776 - 12/01/15 03:23 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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Sending my heartfelt sympathy to you Skittles. The loss of a parent is a marker in our lives. Let the memories carry you through the sad times. God bless.

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#2051791 - 12/01/15 04:02 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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Very sorry, Skittles. We're never ready to say goodbye to mom and dad.
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#2051801 - 12/01/15 04:13 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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So sorry to hear this Skittles. Holidays are tough after losing our loved ones. We buried my Mother in Law the day before Thanksgiving last year so this year was tough again. Thoughts and prayers as you remember the good times with Dad and prayers that Mom adjusts to her "new normal".

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#2051803 - 12/01/15 04:17 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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Skittles, I am so sorry for your loss. Even though we sometimes expect it - it is not easy. {{{{HUGS}}}}
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#2051804 - 12/01/15 04:20 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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Skittles, I am so sorry. I know this is a tough time for you. Thinking of y'all.
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#2051807 - 12/01/15 04:34 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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Skittles, so sorry for your loss.

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#2051809 - 12/01/15 04:38 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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I am so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. My prayers are with you all and may the Lord bring you extra comfort throughout the holiday season.

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#2051834 - 12/01/15 05:41 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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I'm so sorry for your loss, Skittles.

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#2051873 - 12/01/15 06:54 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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So sorry for your loss Skittles. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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#2051894 - 12/01/15 07:56 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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I'm so sorry for you, Skittles.
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#2051903 - 12/01/15 08:21 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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#2051920 - 12/01/15 08:59 PM Re: Caring for our parents one deer
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Sorry for your loss and prayers for comfort for your whole family. God Bless

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#2051922 - 12/01/15 09:01 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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Skittles-I am so sorry for your loss.
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#2051936 - 12/01/15 09:33 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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Skittles - I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family during this time of grief.
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#2052036 - 12/02/15 05:06 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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Skittles, I am sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. I'm sure you have many fond memories of him and I'll be praying for you and the family.
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#2052060 - 12/02/15 06:03 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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Thanks to all of you. It's tough, but we're getting through. The essence of bad timing (but who knew) - we got a 7 1/2 week old sheltie puppy on the 21st. Now I'm really exhausted.
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