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  • DEATH OF A PARENT

    3 posts, 3 voices, 594 views, started Oct 4, 2013

    Posted on Friday, October 4, 2013 by Jeanie Bartz




    • Amethyst
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      It has been a year and a half since my Mom passed away!
      I miss her so much I can hardly stand it!
      She was a few days away from turning 81...I know ...she lived a long life and was healthy up until about 4 years before that.
      I had always told my parents I would never put them in a nursing home...I did...and I’m feeling awful about it.
      My Mom passed away 4 months after placing her there..I watched her slowly die!!
      How can I stop feeling so awful about putting her in a nursing home???
      The day I took her there she turned to me and said,“I never thought YOU of all people would do this to me!”
      That flash back is a common thing...
      Jeanie





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          Vanillahousewife wrote Oct 4, 2013
        • Sorry to hear that you feel so down about this - please be kind to yourself.  Do you have any siblings?

          Can you remind yourself of the reasons your mom needed nursing care?  If someone needs care 24/7 to be safe and well, it is impossible for one person to cover that on their own.



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          Jeanie Bartz wrote Oct 5, 2013
        • Thanks for the response...as it turns out I only have one sibling...my sister.
          She is mentally challenged and has lived with my husband and for the past 11 years.
          I know I need to stop beating myself up over this.....



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