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Hospice care now for Dad
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*    Posted 11-04-2003 at 15:35:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hello Friends,
My 89 year old father has been failing quickly. His weight has dropped from 174 to 113 lbs. He sleeps mostly. We have been watching him slowly fade away from us. I know it is the way some of us go. It used to just be called old age.
Now they call it failure to thrive. Sure would like it to be differant, but each of us have our life to live, and our time to leave. Dad has been a tough old railroader nearly all his life. He just doesn't have much left in him for the fight anymore. Can ya'll say a prayer for my folks & kindred. * a fellow poster.

Redneck    Posted 11-05-2003 at 10:20:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
To die in peace is a prayer we all share.Love him to the end and let him die in peace.Death is easier for the one who dies if they know the family is at ease about their passing.

ret    Posted 11-05-2003 at 17:03:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well said, O for all of us to be so lucky to go this way. He is tired and in no pain, know you will miss him, but I think in his heart he probably is happy, I sure would be

Willy-N    Posted 11-04-2003 at 20:11:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
This will be a tough time I went thru it with my Mother a few years ago. Keep him confertable and love him till the end. Let him know he did a good job raiseing you and you will be OK. Ask him all the things you can now and make peace. Mark H.

KellyGa    Posted 11-04-2003 at 19:23:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Praying for you and yours, god bless, family is so important. We will be thinking of you.

deadcarp    Posted 11-04-2003 at 18:21:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
you know it, my friend - they've torn up the tracks and whatnot now, but i remember skiiing a trapline on cold winter nites and hearing the train whistle at both towns (no sound more lonesome than the wail of a great northern in the winter) when i was a kid - it told me if i was on time - yer dad did noble work - i still miss the trains :)

toolman    Posted 11-04-2003 at 17:45:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
my wife and i both lost our parents in the last few years with her dad being the last just this past spring ,it,s hard and my thoughts and prayers are with you all,GOD BLESS you and your dad.

Sarah    Posted 11-04-2003 at 17:26:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
My Prayers are with you and your family.

Donna from Mo    Posted 11-04-2003 at 16:22:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
My 91-year-old mom just went on Hospice care also. I can relate to your feelings.

Les    Posted 11-04-2003 at 16:20:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Most certainly.

Ron,Ar    Posted 11-04-2003 at 16:08:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
You are sure in our prayers, your Dad too. He sounds like a great fella. A railroader huh? I bet he had some great stories to tell. Hope you wrote some of it down, we tend to forget quickly, too quickly seems like.

Dennis    Posted 11-04-2003 at 16:06:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
We will be adding your Dad and your family to our prayers. As already said may the rest of his time be peaceful.

Randy    Posted 11-04-2003 at 15:45:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
May the rest of his life be peaceful. Good luck to you and your family.

Gene SC    Posted 11-05-2003 at 14:15:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Praying that his last days are peaceful and
that the family will find comfort in our
in our Fathers loving arms.

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