Monday, December 1, 2008

Changes

We had to put both of my parents in a nursing home over the Thanksgiving holidays. I guess that's enough to say about that.

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  1. I am so sorry about that Susan. Bad time of year for it. I do hope they adjust well. And now maybe you and your sisters will not worry so much. They'll be safe.

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  2. Hi Susan - my heart truly goes out to you and your family. It seems like a tough call but really, with dementia you have no choice. It's just not safe to live at home anymore. I'm so sorry you had to spend the holiday in such stressful circumstances.

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  3. I am sorry to hear about this news, but hope it will be less stress for everyone in the end.
    I know how tough it's been for a while, but think you have done the right thing.

    ((((Susan))))

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  4. Susan, my heart and my thoughts are with you. Peace.

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  5. Oh, Susan. My thoughts are definitely with you.

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  6. Lots and Lots of hugs! Wish I was there to fix you some comfort food.

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  7. Susan, my sympathy. It's just so hard to become your parents' parent, but it sounds like you've made the best decision all around. At our best, we act thoughtfully and with great love, even when it's hard. Good for you for doing that. . . . Now take care of yourself!

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  8. Susan, I'm so sorry. That's an incredibly hard thing to do, however necessary. And at Thanksgiving! Yuck. Take care of yourself--
    --Kate

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  9. I'm so sorry, Susan. That's a very tough thing to go through. I hope they are able to be together. Hugs to you.

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  10. My parents are in their upper 70s and on all kinds of medications for things, but remain active. There will come a time we will have to make some decisions about how independent they can be.

    I had to laugh, though, because my parents love to watch our 11 month old grandson, and they had him yesterday morning. She said to come get him around 1:00, as they were going go visit some "shut-ins".

    I'm sorry you are having to make these hard decisions. I hope things are going OK for your parents.

    Sue

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  11. I lost my Mother to lung cancer eight months ago - and prior to her diagnosis, she was very active - so I've never had to help make such a decision. I do know that it would have broken her heart to leave her home and garden - so I'm sure it was a difficult and emotional (but also much needed) transition. Life!

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