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Losing my Dad, trying to stay grounded

Old 12-08-2017, 08:45 PM
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Thank you, Seren and Venecia. I came here in the middle of the night as as i cant sleep, and it's comforting to read your posts. I'm sorry, Venecia, for the loss of your mother.

Hospice has been coming in and they're a big help. Things are changing fast. Last week dad could walk with some assistance, now i have to lift him into a wheelchair. Yesterday he slept the whole day, except for waking a short while for two bites of lunch and two bites of dinner.

I am grateful for the closeness i'm experiencing with my family now ... there are many sweet moments.
Thoughts and prayers your way, tursiops.

You will be eternally grateful that you spent this time with your Dad.
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Old 12-22-2017, 11:58 AM
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We're probably pretty close to the end here, less than a week for my dad i think.

I'm finally able to experience calmness. I'm sad but accepting that it's really time. We're keeping him comfortable. Many of the things I obsessively worried about have either not happened, or were easier to manage than I feared. It is (yet another) reminder to me to try to let go of worry, and stay in the present.

Thanks for being here, SR friends.
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Old 12-22-2017, 02:33 PM
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You're on my mind, Tursiops - prayers for you and your family.
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Old 12-22-2017, 03:35 PM
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Originally Posted by tursiops999 View Post
We're probably pretty close to the end here, less than a week for my dad i think.

I'm finally able to experience calmness. I'm sad but accepting that it's really time. We're keeping him comfortable. Many of the things I obsessively worried about have either not happened, or were easier to manage than I feared. It is (yet another) reminder to me to try to let go of worry, and stay in the present.

Thanks for being here, SR friends.
Sending prayers your way and for your Dad, tursiopps.
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Old 12-22-2017, 11:22 PM
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Dad passed away this afternoon, very gently and peacefully. Five of the women in my family were there, and two caregivers (one caregiver's shift had ended hours before, but she knew his time was near and didn't want to leave him). He was surrounded with love.

I'm so grateful for his life, and for the time that we had together since he was diagnosed 7 weeks ago. I'm grateful that he no longer suffers (although with the help of hospice, i feel we were really able to minimize his suffering). I'm so grateful for my family pulling together to care for him.
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Old 12-22-2017, 11:33 PM
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I'm sorry for your loss, but I'm glad your dads suffering is over Tursiops

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Old 12-23-2017, 02:55 PM
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God bless you, Tursiops. No more earthly cares for you dad - he is free. Prayers going up for you and the family.
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I'm sorry for the loss of your dad but grateful he's no longer suffering.
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Old 12-24-2017, 07:24 PM
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Originally Posted by tursiops999 View Post
Dad passed away this afternoon, very gently and peacefully. Five of the women in my family were there, and two caregivers (one caregiver's shift had ended hours before, but she knew his time was near and didn't want to leave him). He was surrounded with love.

I'm so grateful for his life, and for the time that we had together since he was diagnosed 7 weeks ago. I'm grateful that he no longer suffers (although with the help of hospice, i feel we were really able to minimize his suffering). I'm so grateful for my family pulling together to care for him.
God bless you, dear tursiopps.

I am so very sorry for your loss.

May you find comfort.
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Thinking of you at this sad time of loss.
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Dear Tursiops,

I am so sorry for your loss. Peace be with you during this mournful time.
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Hi Tursiops,

I'm so sorry about your dad. I am glad he was surrounded by people who loved him as he passed. I am sending lots of love and prayers your way.

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Old 12-28-2017, 09:30 PM
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Thank you for all the thoughts and prayers. We had a small funeral service today, just family... it was a beautiful day and a very meaningful gathering. We did the service ourselves, so it was just family members sharing what they loved about dad, and memories from our lives together. We met at my home afterwards for food and more sharing. A very healing day. I can feel now that although i will miss him very much, I can also accept and be at peace with what has happened. Thank you all for being there for me.
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Tursiops - the service sounds just perfect, and lovely. I'm glad you wanted to share your feelings with us here.
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Old 01-09-2018, 01:07 PM
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Originally Posted by tursiops999 View Post
Dad passed away this afternoon, very gently and peacefully. Five of the women in my family were there, and two caregivers (one caregiver's shift had ended hours before, but she knew his time was near and didn't want to leave him). He was surrounded with love.

I'm so grateful for his life, and for the time that we had together since he was diagnosed 7 weeks ago. I'm grateful that he no longer suffers (although with the help of hospice, i feel we were really able to minimize his suffering). I'm so grateful for my family pulling together to care for him.
Continuing to keep you in my prayers, tursiops.
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Old 01-09-2018, 07:57 PM
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Thank you, SoberLeigh. I'm doing o.k. I miss dad but I feel at peace about him.

Our focus now is on supporting my mom as she gets ready to move in with my sister. Another few weeks of caregiving and then things may quiet down again for me.

Thank you for your prayers.
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