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Caring for Dad....Sunday September 1, 2013

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Lonesome Sunday, that's today,,,,,,I care for my Dad he's 81 with diabetes and dementia. He has been up a great deal during the night and wandering about the house today...attempting to carry on a conversation is almost impossible so I have a tendacy to turn to food for comfort, for the inability to make this right ,even knowing I can't doesn't help....this is like any other day,,,a roller coaster with ups and downs of emotions of loss of a parent with a great mind now lost somewhere in his confusion....somehow I must learn to find myself in this or I feel I too will not be able to find my way back...to my life..
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IOWAGRAMMA 9/5/2013 8:17PM

    I'm so sorry. It is difficult at best to care for an aging parent. My Mom is 91 and has been living on her own in a retirement apartment, but recently she has been falling and is much less stable on her feet. She lives 3 hours from me and I can't get there as often as I know I should. Praying for you and hoping for the best! Love, Jeannie

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BELDONDOG1 9/3/2013 10:17PM

    Your blog was very deep and very sad. Each member of my family have died and if they were living under the circumstances that your dad is, I don't think I could handle it. You know it's you dad, but he's not really there, so basically you've lost him already. Please worry about yourself because the last thing you need or he needs is for you to get sick. If you need a friend to talk to or cry to, I'm here. We'll both cry over a glass of ice water without the food, okay? Noel

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JILL313 9/1/2013 3:39PM

    Being your Dad's Caretaker is a difficult job at best. You might want to also join a Team for people who are Caretakers of loved ones. My oldest son unfortunately is disabled so I have to look out for him and take him everywhere as he doesn't drive, etc. He needs my supervision and help but basically does everything pretty much for himself, thank goodness. I know your situation is different and much more cumbersome. I'll say a prayer of patience and inner and outer strength for you as you have a very big responsible job in caring for your Dad. Take good care of Yourself and be sure you have time to rest, relax, recharge and get away for awhile. Are you his sole Caretaker are do you have outside help?

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GRAMMYNSC 9/1/2013 1:30PM

    Sorry about your dad....I would be happy to have my parents alive and in this condition.....trust it's worse when they pass and you are left without them.
God Bless

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