I could actually see my friend chose the cycle of life over a ton of pills. I have mixed feelings because I believe there is a fine point of life and comfort til the day verses pain within life til the day. He has restless leg syndrome and dementia. I believe, however, not sure as the nurse did not say what meds he should be on, the medication was for his restless leg syndrome. I believe on the fact of how restless his legs were (they shook a lot), and how fatigued he was. I am a very strong willed, caring, loving person and I of course love all my friends dearly. My friend is older, but like a grandfather. My maternal grandfather passed away when I was not even ten years of age, and my paternal grandfather had dementia since I can remember til he passed on a month ago, today. The grandfather part came from this friend, and it is probably the special bond and friendship that just tears me seeing this happen to him. Paternal grandfather was a touchy one to get close to, and I happened to be the only grandkid to get close to him within the last few years. It was a common factor, and he amazed me with stories on end. I had my army pt shirt on, and he asked me if I had served (LOL, have to love the dementia part). I heard stories of his service, in WWII. It was real interesting. Sorry for being off track, but the bond between family is strong for me, and my friend whom is like a grandfather is family in heart. Thats why I want him to have the best care ever.
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