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Date Joined Feb 2008
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   Posted 3/26/2008 10:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello to all. Sure could use some more support. My son Jim was in the hospital for a week and came home this past Monday under the care and support of Hospice. His liver is shutting down. Monday and Tuesday were okay days for us but today he has been out of it all day. Hospice says this is normal and that he could pop right out of it in a day or so. Has anyone else gone through this? Lee sad

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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 502
   Posted 3/27/2008 3:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lee, I'm sorry to hear that Jim has had such a rough time. I am hurting for you. Everyone is different and there is no way to tell when and if he will pop out of this or not. We will stay hopeful that he has some OK days coming up. I am afraid that you are going to see more days of him being out of it though with his liver having deteriorated so much. I am thankful that Hospice is now involved in his care as this will help you alot. The nurses are wonderful and very experienced. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

“Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference."


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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 469
   Posted 3/27/2008 3:41 AM (GMT -7)   

I am so sorry that things are going poorly for Jim. Shelly is right though that there is no way to predict when he will he will have another good day. I am glad that Hospice is there to support Jim's needs but yours too. My thougths and prayers are with you and your family.


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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 197
   Posted 3/27/2008 8:13 AM (GMT -7)   

Hello Lee,

My name is Carol, and I would like to offer you my support. I feel for you and your family. This is a very hard, emotional, and exhausting time for you all. Having Hospice will help 'you' some also. They were here for 2 months,last year, to help me with my Dad. Just having another person in your home, even for a little while, can take away some of the stress and lonliness for you. Find out what all Hospice has to offer Jim and use it. Sometimes people think we already know everything, and don't tell us about the simplist things. I used to walk the nurse out to her car and that's where I would see different supplies she would be delivering to other people. I would ask and it was given.

You and your son, Jim, will be on my mind as I go through my day taking care of my husband. We are all alone here too. It is good to have someone to talk to.

Blessing to you and your family,


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I hope you all sleep well, have sweet dreams, and see the morning glory!

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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 3/28/2008 6:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Lee, I am so sorry to hear that Jim is not doing well. I will pray that you are given more good days with your son. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
There is always hope!

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