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Day 42 - some heartache and news

Monday, June 10, 2013

used my x-factor with coach nicoles videos with srength bands... to move more and use more of my body...

tracked my sodium for Awesome A team (nutrition), fitness, and drank my water...

Today I met with hospice for my dad... here is a pic of him with great-grandson Adam

Dad is doing OK, Hospice is a wonderful service! They are working with us to help dad maintain his COPD, as he is end stage COPD, he is never going to get better.

A month ago, I encouraged dad to enter a nursing home, he is still very cognitive, and did not meet their requirements, however, they got hospice involved so he can stay. He might still be discharged in a week - I will not know until then.

Can I just say emotionally it has been a roller coaster!!

As one of dad's main caretakers, I know I have made good sound decisions for his care, as his daughter - I JUST WANT my dad home!

I will be done with school next Thurs - June 20th for 8 short weeks!
I have so much on my plate - but hope to sqeeze in a four day vacation with Don to go see his side of our family.

I am going to make it a priority to take doughnuts and tea to share with dad once a week! (doughnuts?! YES I know they are not part of my healthy nutritional plan - I will work the calories and JUNK into my plan - it will make dad happy and I do not know how long he has left - heck he may just surprise us all!

At any rate - thanks for reading my bit of heartache!

Keep on Sparking!
God Bless you!


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    Cherish these moments, I was one of care givers to my Dad. He passed Sept 2011 I now look back and I am so glad that I was there for him. Gave him the treats that he wanted and loved. He did so much for us and giving him anything he wanted was my joy, even though one of my sisters always gave me grief. emoticon But a few treats wasn't what was killing him.

    Hope there is nothing serious with your Dad.

    emoticon Much success on your journey! emoticon
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    You are so strong and doing so amazingly well given everything on your plate! Just keep on making one good decision at a time, and leaning on the Lord for your strength and peace. God bless!
    1717 days ago
    You and your dad are in my prayers. God knows what is best. My mother is on a list to go into a nursing home since she can't look after herself since she has congestive heart failure and does not have the mobility she had a couple of months ago. You are a wonderful caregiver. Blessings to you. emoticon emoticon
    1718 days ago
    You and your family remain in my thoughts, Jean! It is so good of you to take care of your father. I'm sure he will love the doughnuts & tea!
    1718 days ago
    sorry about your Dad...I lost my brother in November to lung cancer...he was diagnosed the Christmas before...he lived for 10 1/2 months...
    1718 days ago
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