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#2118805 - 02/17/17 09:07 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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#2118926 - 02/21/17 03:16 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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My nephew went by Nana's to try and mooch some lunch off her but going on to college classes but she wasn't feeling well enough to put something together for him. She did make a miraculous recovery. though, when he agreed to take her out for lunch at her favorite local buffet instead. He said she was running through the house getting her jacket and shoes on.....
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#2118943 - 02/21/17 04:19 PM Re: Caring for our parents HRH Okie Banker
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I like your nephew...
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#2118959 - 02/21/17 05:17 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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That's great that your nephew did that! You know it probably made her entire week!

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#2118969 - 02/21/17 05:58 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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I had to recently forbid my husband from driving. He hasn't been well in a while now and after his last serious fall was very feeble. Even before that, I was scared to death as a passenger. He had a very "heavy foot" and would have knee jerk reactions to other drivers. After he came out of rehab for whatever it was that affected him, I had him evaluated by a "driving therapist". I didn't know something like that existed but they d0. Its a form of physical therapy. She preformed a bunch of tests, both on paper and with a simulator to test his cognitive and reflexive abilities and came to the conclusion that he should not drive. She gave a report to me and to his primary doctor. My husband was devastated (and even though I knew what the result was going to be I was still devastated for him). Since neither of my grown sons drive, I am now the only driver and I didn't really know how rough this was going to be. But I cannot let him drive and when he gives me a hard time I remind him that he could seriously hurt someone else. That usually gets him under control. My younger son started taking lessons and just got his license but is afraid to start driving,. My husband still believes he can drive and I am very happy to have an independent source to say that he can't. The DMV is not made aware of the test results however.
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#2119040 - 02/21/17 10:15 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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Oh boy EllenA - that just stinks. Perhaps your husband would/could be the passenger driver of younger son during "practice" in safe areas. That would give him some practice and you another driver and your husband something to focus on as a "trainer". Good luck. Another driver would be great.
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#2120785 - 03/07/17 02:47 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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My mother is not doing well. She has been in and out of the hospital and in and out of a rehab/nursing home facility. They determined she had a heart attack last week and we almost lost her Friday night. My sister and brother (I now live 4 hours away) stayed with her and she was better on Saturday. They may move her back to the nursing home facility tomorrow; however her mind is messed up. She is seeing things and believes them to be real. She was diagnosed with a UTI last week which can mess up the elderly; however they say the antibiotics she is on for her double pneumonia (yes - she has that, too) should clear that up. Very scary times right now.
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#2120791 - 03/07/17 02:57 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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So sorry, Skittles. It's tough to be so far away at times like this.
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#2120832 - 03/07/17 04:16 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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Prayers for you and your family.

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#2120846 - 03/07/17 05:04 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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Oh Skittles, it has to be so hard to have your mom failing with you so far away.
Prayers for her and ((hugs)) for you.
Take care.

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#2120848 - 03/07/17 05:07 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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Thanks - it's been a really rough 24 hours. And my husband is trying to hold down the fort, pack, discard, get renovation quotes, work full time, etc.,
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#2120978 - 03/08/17 01:08 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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Skittles, I'm so sorry that you're going through this. My thoughts are with you.

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#2121105 - 03/08/17 07:36 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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I was just thinking, Skittles, you are having a *terrible* week. I'm so sorry.
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#2121107 - 03/08/17 07:43 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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Yes - and mom has taken another turn for the worse (oxygen level dropped and more fluid in her lungs). I'm taking off on Friday and going up to see her.

Thank you for all of the good thoughts and prayers. They are MUCH appreciated.
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#2121154 - 03/08/17 09:14 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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Skittles... what a week for you... and during a trying time anyway! Prayers being sent from Michigan.
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#2121356 - 03/09/17 09:54 PM Re: Caring for our parents basilring
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Oh boy you have about had it. Prayers for your whole family. I am far from my parents as well, it's tough. I am glad your siblings are close. I wish you safe travels to visit and hope your mom feels better or at the very least stabilizes somewhat.

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#2121685 - 03/13/17 04:04 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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For those who may not already know, Skittles mom passed this weekend.
I know she would be very grateful for any prayers during this difficult time.
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#2121692 - 03/13/17 04:32 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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Prayers to Skittles and her family. So sorry to hear about this.
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#2121697 - 03/13/17 04:50 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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Warm thoughts and prayers to Skittles and her family during this difficult time.

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#2121705 - 03/13/17 05:05 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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Skittles, so sorry for your loss!

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#2121713 - 03/13/17 05:18 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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#2121724 - 03/13/17 06:10 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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Praying for strength and comfort for Skittles and her family.

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#2121731 - 03/13/17 06:33 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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Thinking of Skittles and family in their loss.
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#2121740 - 03/13/17 06:48 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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Thoughts and prayers for Skittles and the family. So sorry to hear this. Prayers that memories will help her through this difficult time.

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#2121742 - 03/13/17 06:58 PM Re: Caring for our parents Truffle Royale
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Skittles, so sorry. You have been through a lot recently. Prayers and thoughts are with you. One poem that I have on my desk -

Footprints.
https://www.onlythebible.com/Poems/Footprints-in-the-Sand-Poem.html

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