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Sorry if I haven’t responded but unfortunately my Dad had a heart attack 2 nights ago and went in for surgery to have 2 stents placed and is now recovering in ICU!
I could really use some prayers right now. My Dad is 77 and was the main caregiver for my Mom who is disabled...so there will be alot of changes once he is recovered. Unfortunately I will be the one making all these changes and I am feeling a bit overwhelmed.
My mom is 70 and the hospital says that he can no longer care for her...so it was my job to relay this information to my Mom last night and I felt horrible.
I know my Dad will get aggitated with this information so I haven’t talked to him about it yet....but once he gets thru this rough spot I will talk with him also.
Roles truly do reverse as our parents get older and it wasn’t easy being a parent to my children at times but this isn’t any easier. I love my parents and want them to be happy so I hope I can either get someone in the house or get them somewhere together....the doctor mentioned putting them in a nursing home and my concern is that they have been married for 55 years and there is no way I will seperate them!
Thanks for listening to me ramble....now I am off to the hospital again!



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      Vikki Hall wrote Apr 29, 2009
    • Consider it done......

      And it’s not rambling......



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      Safari wrote Apr 29, 2009
    • I am glad your father is doing well.
      About taking care of your parents I will say that in my case IMHO I will never put them in a nursing home. If I couldn’t take care of them personally I will pay to someone close to the family. I hope to take care of them someday like they did take care of me and still taking care; you are never grown up enough for them.
      Wish you and your parents the best.



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      Denise Richardson wrote Apr 29, 2009
    • My prayers are with you and your family all shall be well.



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      Marie66 wrote Apr 29, 2009
    • My prayers and thoughts are with you and your parents..and yes, the roles do reverse, I know how hard it is to be the ONLY ONE taking care of your parent or parents.You keep doing what you have been doing and that is your very best. You are NOT RAMBLING, we are here for you.. TAKE CARE...

      Marie (Gilda)



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      Encee wrote Apr 29, 2009
    • You‘re in my thoughts and prayers.  Please keep us updated as time allows.  

      Hugs,  

      Nancy



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      Toddlein wrote Apr 30, 2009
    • Safari I totally agree with the not putting your parents in a nursing home but unfortunately my Mother is almost 400 lbs and I am 125 and it would be impossible for me to care for her in my home or I would! She has been disabled and eats, sleeps and lives in a lift chair (for the last 10 years)my Dad will if allowed come to my home to be cared for but unfortunately not Mom. They want to stay together since they have been together 55 years and it is their choice to go into assisted living...together!
      Thanks to everyone for all your well wishes and prayers I truly appreciate your support.
      I am on my way back to the hospital and pray that my Dad can be released from ICU and down to the regular floor today!
      Thanks again
      Sandi



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