My FIL passed over this afternoon

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Traveler
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   Posted 3/17/2013 5:48 PM (GMT -6)   
He was completely ambulatory and living on his own just 9 weeks ago. His rate of decline has surprised even the Hospice nurses that were so very wonderful to all of us. He passed at 3:30 this afternoon.

It's been a very hard and long road, with the last two weeks requiring round the clock care with dosing medications and other things.....but it's all over with now. No more pain, no more frustration that his body was working against him, that he couldn't find that word or say it when he did know the word.

I'm sorry this is so harsh and to the point, but I'm exhausted....and my goats are in labor, so I have another long night ahead of me, but at least it's about the start of life this time.

Thank you for being here. I'll be returning to help with this forum as well once I've had some time to recover.
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   Posted 3/17/2013 8:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm so sorry Traveler...my condolences to you and your family. Take all the time you need.
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   Posted 3/17/2013 8:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm so sorry to hear this. It has been so hard on all of your family. Of course you're exhausted, take care of you, you've done all you could do for your FIL
 
My thoughts and prayers are w/ you and your family.
 
God bless.  Alice.

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   Posted 3/18/2013 8:13 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm so sorry to hear of this Traveler; my heart goes out to you and your husband. The greatest thing is that you gave your dear father in law so much love and caring throughout his life and while he was living with you. Thinking about you and sending warm hugs.

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   Posted 3/29/2013 1:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you all. I'm so sorry that I haven't been back till now. The evening that my FIL passed, we had three baby goats born - talk about the cycle of life. It was both exhilarating and exhausting! Plus I'm trying to get back to my 'duties' as Lyme disease forum moderator.

Although that was the most intense, exhausting, and even frustrating 2 months I think I've spent, it was also very fulfilling, knowing that we gave my FIL the most comfort and the most caring situation that he could have been in during that time in his life. We came away with many, many wonderful little times to remember him by.

So I wouldn't have missed that for the world!

Thank you all again for being here for me during this fast and scary ride through Alzheimers.
Treating with Acupuncture, Traditional & Modern Chinese Medicine & Western Herbs. Before tx, I had all but 20 of the symptoms on the "Master Symptom List" for Lyme disease.

"Absence of proof is not proof of absence" - Dr. Edwin Masters, great LLMD & researcher -RIP

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   Posted 4/6/2013 2:53 PM (GMT -6)   
HUGGSS Traveler! I am so so sorry, my condolences. Is there anything you need? A shoulder via internet? Hugss again
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Traveler
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   Posted 4/7/2013 10:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Sure! If you have some extra sleep in your back pocket, I could sure do with some of that!! turn LOL!

Actually, both hubby and I are doing quite well. We know (no matter what others are sayingshakehead) that we did all that we could and did well at taking care of my FIL in his last days.

Thank you so very much for all that you have done - including all those emails to me personally! It was very helpful to be able to divulge personal details without knowing that they were put up for the entire world to see!! LOL!
Treating with Acupuncture, Traditional & Modern Chinese Medicine & Western Herbs. Before tx, I had all but 20 of the symptoms on the "Master Symptom List" for Lyme disease.

"Absence of proof is not proof of absence" - Dr. Edwin Masters, great LLMD & researcher -RIP

Questions about what I've posted or just have questions? Please email me!!! Click on the blue envelope under my screen name

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   Posted 4/7/2013 7:30 PM (GMT -6)   
*hands over the cast iron skillet* LOL I do have sleep for you see j/k I am glad I could help. I was going to email you but I forgot your email address pardon my fogs. My mind likes to temporary wonder off :p
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Traveler
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   Posted 4/10/2013 2:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh Darn!! You handed over that cast iron skillet! I had hoped someone would help! LOL!

Sooooo, I just got back from town and had picked up the mail while I was there - and you'll never guess what I got!! I'd laugh, but it's really not funny! I go my 'Welcome packet' from Alz.org shakehead

Seriously???? confused I contacted them 9 weeks ago and never got a response back! Not even one! I was promised that I would be contacted by someone either later that day or the next day - at the latest - their words, not mine. Three weeks later - when we were reeling from the fast decline that my FIL was having- I called back and told them I was never contacted. They apologized and said again that someone would contact me. Again not a word from them.

And now I get a welcome packet???? After he's passed away? That's just rude! mad
Treating with Acupuncture, Traditional & Modern Chinese Medicine & Western Herbs. Before tx, I had all but 20 of the symptoms on the "Master Symptom List" for Lyme disease.

"Absence of proof is not proof of absence" - Dr. Edwin Masters, great LLMD & researcher -RIP

Questions about what I've posted or just have questions? Please email me!!! Click on the blue envelope under my screen name
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