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    Old 05-10-2021, 03:11 AM
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    NZ, My brother and I called upon Hospice on behalf of our father and we never regretted it for a moment. They are specialists in care for the individual and the family during the last days of life. They gently taught us how to care for our father, how to make balanced decisions.They encouraged us to let our father eat what he loved for example.Such a simple thing. It is always hard to be witness to the passing of another especially when it is a dear family member but hospice does make it easier, for everyone. I will agree with sewbiz to pray for your family.

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    Old 05-10-2021, 05:09 AM
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    I also agree with Hospice. As it's turned out, they have been involved with both my parents and both my In-laws. My MIL had brain cancer and once she needed more powerful pain meds, we could not keep her at home anymore. Both my parents died in their homes, their situations ( Dad had an aneurism, Mom had Parkinson's) was such that adequate care based on their wishes could be provided without them going in. Hospice really helped to know we were providing correct care for them. FIL had been in the hospital and was moved to hospice, but he never regained consciousness so moving him home was never an option.
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    Old 05-10-2021, 05:30 AM
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    All the stages of life we have all dealt with - from childbirth to end of life as we know it. All through the years we have needed people to lean on - to reach out to. Sometimes it is on line with you all - and sometimes with family and friends. And hospice is especially a group of people who are there to lean on. I recall when they first came to interview my aunt. They gave her choices on what she wanted. Once she said enough is enough - then they were so caring and informative of the next steps available. Was totally blown away with their organization.

    We are currently in Texas. was supposed to register our new to us motorhome but dealer from AZ dropped the ball and didn't mail the title. Can't stick around so they will have to pick up the tab of having it all done! We did get to visit with a friend while here so that was good. Today we are watching the weather as we start to move east.
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    Old 05-10-2021, 07:06 AM
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    Thanks for the positive news about Hospice. I have never dealt with them, but it's a huge relief to hear so much good about them! Thank you for the prayers too.
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    Old 05-10-2021, 01:54 PM
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    I'm at 17! So only one more to go! Thanks all!

    Todays mail had:
    aBorning
    Sewbizgirl
    Crispy Frog

    And in the past:
    Kele
    Loveofquilts
    LorMarSzon
    Traveling Gramma
    Cuppy
    MacyBaby
    Gaijin
    Ahwu
    WendyMcD, akaYarnFairy
    ibex
    NZquilter
    WMUTeach
    BarbaraKibler
    PatricksMom
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    Old 05-10-2021, 04:21 PM
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    Whoo Hoo!, IrishMom, Thanks for the updated almost final list. Your list and my list agree. Only a few more days until party time!

    In our conversation about hospice, I forgot to mention that not every one goes to stay at a hospice facility. My father did not. They did not have an open room for him. When a room was available it wasn't appropriate to move him. Again, hospice staff suggested we just allow him to stay in the environment he knew because it would be more comfortable for him. Bless those folks.
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    Old 05-10-2021, 04:26 PM
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    Originally Posted by hav4boys
    Well, I am lagging a bit. The round robin is kicking my hiney. The top took 21 days to get to me so now I am a bit rushed.

    My candies just went in the mail today but should be received prior to birthdays.

    Have a great weekend!
    Miss hearing from you and seeing your accomplishments. Pop back in when you get a moment between projects.
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    Old 05-10-2021, 04:57 PM
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    Received candies from Crispy Frog today.
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    Old 05-11-2021, 06:13 AM
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    Good morning. Mine should arrive today, I believe.

    How is everyone? I have been working like crazy due to the California budget May Revision comes out on Friday. Looking forward to next week.
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    Old 05-12-2021, 02:56 AM
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    Received one from Crispy frog yesterday - only waiting on one more so we'll see what the mail brings today.
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