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My Dad

Monday, July 30, 2012

We got the call today that there is a room available for my dad in one of the Long Term Care homes we visited. We have until Wednesday to get him there. Devastating. I feel like I am betraying him.
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    emoticon You are not betraying him; you are doing what you need to do to get the best care for him, and you can't jeopardize your own health for someone else, no matter how much we love them.

    It was hard when we had to put our aunt in a nursing home, but with our health problems, neither my mom or I would've been able to handle all the work if she would stayed in one of our homes. It took a few months, but after she adjusted, she was pretty happy and made the best of it in the years she had left.
    1995 days ago
    I feel for you. I had to put both of my parents in a nursing home this year. The doctor made the decicsion. Daddy passed away in Jan. Mama mind is fading . It is so hard to see them not being able to take care of themselves. I know she is getting around the clock. But, I still feel like I have let her down. Saying a prayer for you .
    1996 days ago
    emoticon I wish you all the courage and strength to deal with this tough time.
    1996 days ago
    You feel you are, I think when that times comes we all feel like that. I shall never forget when I had to take my Dad, I watched him as he left the farm for the very last time. I thought I died inside. That moment in time to this day is very hard to think about.My pain was exasperating because our family had just got back with my Dad because of an awful situation,we were all separated from him for 20 years. That last year with him was awesome. I was thankful to get to know him for that one year than to have never known him. God blessed our family for that year. I will be praying for your strength.
    1996 days ago
    Awww I know how you feel, it's not easy, when my dad had to go to a home for rehab it was so tough and he kept telling me he didn't want to stay. I told him your not, now my mother passed away this month and with the family I have I'm afraid for him ....
    Your not betraying him, your keeping him safe...
    God Bless you, I really feel for you! emoticon
    1996 days ago
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