Saturday, January 3, 2009

Sad news

I am sad to report that my father's condition has continued to decline and at this point there is no hope of recovery. We will keep him on IV fluids through the weekend to keep him comfortable, and then remove them on Monday and place him in hospice care.

Thank you for all of your good wishes. I will not be posting for a few days, but I have found comfort in reading the many blogs of my friends during this difficult time , and so will continue to check in to see what you're up to. Reading about your gardens, adventures in art, cooking, and nature, and (in Dave's case) a Jedi's take on this wacky world (;-)), helps me remember that life goes on.

25 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear that. You know where to find us when you need fur sitters etc.

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  2. Oh, I am so sorry. If I can be of any assistance at all, don't hesitate to email me.~~Dee

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  3. Susan, I'm so sorry. I'll keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

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  4. Hi, Susan... I, too, am sorry to hear that you're in the midst of such a "bramble-y" section of trail. We'll be thinking about you.

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  5. Susan, I'm probably not alone in saying that I'm never sure what to say at times like this, but I want you to know that I'm thinking of you. It is nice to know that I can distract you from your cares for perhaps just a moment when you come to visit. Take care.

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  6. Hi Susan - So sorry to hear about your dad. Thinking of you in this difficult time. Glad you can find some solace/escape in reading about other things. - Karen

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  7. Susan - I'm so sorry to hear that and my thoughts are with you whilst you get your father's care sorted out.

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  8. I, too, feel sorry for this sad situation, Susan. Just remember that the whole blogosphere is out here whenever you need us:) Jan

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  9. I'm sorry about your dad, Susan. You are in my thoughts.

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  10. Susan, thank you for sharing yourself in this moment. A good outlook about life helps to remember always, but we're glad to know you are still looking out at the world even now. Our prayers are with you, too.

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  11. Lots of hugs for all of you. So sorry. Hospice is fantastic and gives the very best care.

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  12. Dear Susan, we are so sorry to hear of this. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts during this difficult time.

    Frances

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  13. So sorry to read of your sad news about your father. Wishing you comfort.

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  14. Susan, I'm so sorry. I went through this with my husband, and when he seemed to rally, it was like a miracle. I couldn't believe it when the doctors told me there was no hope. But the effects of the kidney failure meant my husband wasn't in pain, and I hope that's the case with your father. I found it a huge consolation. You're in my thoughts and prayers.
    Victoria xx

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  15. So sorry, Susan. My thoughts are with you and your family.

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  16. It is so difficult when a parent or other loved one declines before our eyes. We feel so helpless. That's how we felt when that happened to my husband's parents. I just said a prayer for you.

    Take care,
    Sue

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  17. Oh, I'm so sorry to read this. Keeping you and your family in our prayers,


    Dottie

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  18. Thinking of you, Susan. Sending you strength and peace.

    Terri Wagener

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  19. Susan, this is the pits, profoundly. I am so sorry. Like many others, I'll be thinking of you and wishing you all the best.

    --Kate

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  20. Still thinking of you and passing along more warm wishes and hugs.

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  21. Lots of hugs and support from SA!

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  22. Susan, I'm so sorry about this. I'm watching my grandmother, early stage Alzheimers, have good and bad weeks, now days....

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  23. Susan,

    I am so very sorry...this is so similar to when my mom got ill last year and then passed away....if I can help in anyway, I would be very glad to you. Take care of yourself. Gail

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