Topic: It's time - hospice for Mom
Member # 36072
| Posted: 9:36 PM, June 18th (Tuesday), 2013|
I'm so sorry. Sending prayers your way.
"People who live in a glass house have to answer the door" -Karl Pilkington
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Member # 34697
| Posted: 9:59 PM, June 18th (Tuesday), 2013|
Posts: 4205 | Registered: Jan 2012 | From: Indiana
Member # 30742
| Posted: 10:16 PM, June 18th (Tuesday), 2013|
So sorry to read this. No words, just hugs and prayers.
Temporarily independent with the whole world at my feet.
Posts: 1160 | Registered: Jan 2011 | From: California
Member # 20150
| Posted: 1:06 AM, June 19th (Wednesday), 2013|
Aw NIK, sometimes the hits just never seem to stop.
I'm so sorry.
Rest and be strong for your lovely dad.
DDay: June 15, 2008
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Divorced Dec 26, 2011
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Posts: 16635 | Registered: Jul 2008 | From: Canada
Member # 16590
| Posted: 1:44 AM, June 19th (Wednesday), 2013|
I'm so sorry.
Me: BW - I'm much too young to feel this damn old
Him: FWH - Midlife crisis with a pathetic porn wannabe
D-Day: August 2004; Lots of false R until February 2005.
It takes all kinds of kinds....Miranda Lambert
Posts: 3178 | Registered: Oct 2007 | From: So Calif
Member # 8142
| Posted: 4:10 AM, June 19th (Wednesday), 2013|
Hospice was wonderful for my mother, and later for my father, too.
I was still in shock from my son's death when my mother entered Hospice care so that is very blurry, but I hope to have Hospice in future should I need them as all I wish for is to be kept comfortable, period.
NIK~ You can PM me at this sorrowful time, too.
(((((sending huge warm hugs))))
~XWH told me what I wanted to hear but he always did whatever he wanted to do~
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Member # 12041
| Posted: 4:54 AM, June 19th (Wednesday), 2013|
Sending love and strength to you. I am sorry.
“We don't see things as they are; we see them as we are.”... Anais Nin
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Member # 16024
| Posted: 5:15 AM, June 19th (Wednesday), 2013|
I'm so sorry.
Take up your space (and do it well).
"That's the thing about pain, it demands to be felt."
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Member # 6687
| Posted: 5:25 AM, June 19th (Wednesday), 2013|
I'm so sorry. Sending you and your family warm hugs.
In our experiences with Hospice, they were angels and made things as peaceful and comfortable as you could ask for when the end came. Ours had such a calming air that they somehow made it seem like the simple task of our home for those days was a natural letting go. Especially as your Dad has been her caregiver, much of the mantle of day to day care can be removed from his shoulders and let him say goodbye in peace.
Posts: 3138 | Registered: Mar 2005
Member # 36622
| Posted: 6:28 AM, June 19th (Wednesday), 2013|
In our experiences with Hospice, they were angels
Your family is is my prayers
fWS 36 (SurprisinglyOkay)
A whole bunch of shit that got a lot worse before it got better. Reconciled from the A's but still working hard for a better tomorrow.
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|Sad in AZ|
Member # 24239
| Posted: 6:37 AM, June 19th (Wednesday), 2013|
I'm so sorry NIK.
I promise to surround myself with amazing souls and love them fiercely.
Posts: 19189 | Registered: Jun 2009 | From: Upstate NY
Member # 26465
| Posted: 6:42 AM, June 19th (Wednesday), 2013|
I am so sorry..
There are degrees to which you let people back into your life and degrees to which you let them back into your heart-which, of course, are not the same thing
Posts: 3141 | Registered: Dec 2009 | From: Indiana
Member # 15300
| Posted: 7:55 AM, June 19th (Wednesday), 2013|
(((NIK))) So sorry.
Age: 64..ummmmmmm, no...............65....no...oh, hell born in 1947. You figure it out!
"I could have missed the pain, but I would have had to miss the dance." Garth Brooks
Posts: 6937 | Registered: Jul 2007 | From: Toronto, Canada
Member # 31094
| Posted: 8:13 AM, June 19th (Wednesday), 2013|
((((((((NIK and family)))))))))
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Member # 32810
| Posted: 8:27 AM, June 19th (Wednesday), 2013|
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Member # 17460
| Posted: 8:37 AM, June 19th (Wednesday), 2013|
Huge hugs, sister.
There are true angels that work in hospice care. I assure you they will do all they can to make your mom's transition as peaceful as possible.
Fidelity isn't a feeling...it's a choice.
"Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now - always." - Albert Schweitzer
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DS - 31 - Yikes!
Posts: 21011 | Registered: Dec 2007 | From: Been Through Hell...On My Way Back
Member # 21101
| Posted: 8:39 AM, June 19th (Wednesday), 2013|
The only bad thing about Hospice is too many people wait too long to get the benefit of it.
Make sure you all take adavantage of the grief support that they (should) offer to the family too.
I have been on both sides of Hospice as a caregiver, and as a family member, and can say my experiences have been of peace, love, and support.
God bless all of you, and may your mom have peace and comfort.
Kids: 14 & 16
Married for 21 years now, was 16 at the time. .
D-Day Sept 26 2008
Fully R'd, and Happy Happy Happy
Posts: 6631 | Registered: Oct 2008 | From: St. Louis
Member # 35846
| Posted: 8:46 AM, June 19th (Wednesday), 2013|
Your post made my heart hurt. I have yet to get to this stage in my life and I dread the day it comes.
Prayers for you and your family in the tough days to come.
(((hugs))) to your dad.
I am so truly sorry for your pain.
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom”
We have R'd
Posts: 3263 | Registered: Jun 2012 | From: Massachusetts
Member # 33226
| Posted: 9:38 AM, June 19th (Wednesday), 2013|
Thank you all. You would think that having years to prepare would make this easier, but it really doesn't.
You can call me NIK
There's always failure. And there's always disappointment. And there's always loss.
But the secret is learning from the loss, and realizing that none of those holes are vacuums.
- Michael J. Fox
Posts: 22712 | Registered: Aug 2011
Member # 209
| Posted: 12:19 PM, June 19th (Wednesday), 2013|
It doesn't matter how long you have to prepare - there is no preparing for seeing someone go. I am so sorry. I know its little comfort, but we are all here for you.
Two boys: 16 and 13
Laughter will cure life's ills. Have you had your laugh today?
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