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Old 02-15-2012, 03:47 PM   #1
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My Dad.

I am not going to make this one of my run-on posts - partly because I rushed home for some lunch and will be rushing back to spend time with Dad.

He has taken a huge turn for the worst and we had a meeting this morning with his care team. They are going to do a few tests to see what is happening, but basically we are just going to keep him "comfortable" with pain medication and a sedative. I will be taking a tour of the facility's Hospice unit as that may be the next best step.

I am good. Had a cry with my sister and but am back being the strong one with Dad and the staff. I have heard him talk about how awful he feels and how he is ready to die for quite awhile now. I don't want to lose him, but the man in that bed is NOT my Dad....at least not the one I have fond memories of.

If you could keep us in your thoughts and/or prayers I would appreciate it.



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Old 02-15-2012, 03:48 PM   #2
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Okay, it was a little long!

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Old 02-15-2012, 03:50 PM   #3
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Laurie, this is so sad. It's super hard to watch your parents deteriorate due to old age or illness. Your post brought back memories of both my parents' deaths.

You and your dad will be in our thoughts. Know we love you and are here for you.
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Old 02-15-2012, 04:02 PM   #4
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I lost my dad when I was 11. He died suddenly of a massive heart attack and while it was very hard then, I'm glad that he didn't slowly go downhill. I still remember him as the strong, great guy I knew as a child.
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Old 02-15-2012, 04:24 PM   #5
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So sad, LP. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
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Old 02-15-2012, 04:39 PM   #6
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Thoughts are with you and your family at this time.
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Old 02-15-2012, 04:43 PM   #7
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You know all of you are in my thoughts my friend!
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I feel for you and your family. Went through similar situation with my oldest brother. Comfortable and surrounded by family and friends is the best thing.
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i'm so sorry, lp. of course you have our prayers.
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