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#1 jdslednut OFFLINE  



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Posted September 08, 2014 - 10:41 PM

Just spent the last 5 days dealing with my Dad in the hospital.  He'll need to undergo physical rehab and then chemical dependency treatment.  Mom's at home on the farm but can't be there by herself for long.  She has issues with dementia.  Everything kind of came to a head at once.  Probably won't be on here much for awhile but will try to as GTTalk is a nice escape from the insanity.


We'll be trying to get Mom to enter short term care at the same facility while Dad is in rehab.  She was ok with the idea at first but at the end of the conversation said that there's no chance she would ever leave the farm.  We're trying to place her in an area where she would have some freedom but she has been under a lot of stress and her mind is going in and out.  She probably doesn't remember our conversation about placement today.


My wife and I are pretty much going it alone.  Only child here.  Helps me remember one reason we have more than one and how precious they are to us.


Ideally in a couple of months, Dad would be clean and able to get around and watch over Mom at home.  I have a lot of hope in that department but the reality is, I don't really know.


Thank you for your thoughts.  Even though I don't know many of you very well, you sure seem like family.



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Posted September 08, 2014 - 10:45 PM

Prayers for you and your Mom and Dad, and family. Hope it gets better soon. Dealing with this is never easy.  May God Bless.                                              Roger.



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Posted September 08, 2014 - 10:50 PM

Prayers for your Dad's speedy recovery, for your Mom's understanding and tolerance, for strength to you and your Wife and guidance to all of you.

Dependency can affect a family in so many negative ways, but it sounds as if one positive may be occurring, a tightening of the family unit.

As for GTTalk, Family First, but know you have a place escape reality or to vent about it with supportive friends and well wishers.
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Posted September 08, 2014 - 10:58 PM

Prayers heading your way Jeff!

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Posted September 08, 2014 - 10:58 PM

Jeff, I too am dealing with health issues with my Dad right now and can truly relate to what you are going thru. I will add you, your Dad and the whole family in my PRAYERS. Hang in there and GTtalk will always be here with a friendly ear for you to talk to. Keep up your Faith in GOD as he does hear our voices. Please update us as you can.

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Posted September 09, 2014 - 04:41 AM

Hoping that your Dad and Mom's health can be dealt with easily,Jeff. Will keep you in thought and prayer.

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Posted September 09, 2014 - 04:49 AM

Add me to the list! Thoughts and prayers for the whole family! You, too, Brian!

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Posted September 09, 2014 - 05:12 AM

Praying for your family to get well and make it through this

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Posted September 09, 2014 - 06:26 AM

Prayer sent, dependency is a real problem for some as they age, they realize very little of life is left and anything undone is likely to stay that way. Sometimes regrets become the focus points and escape is seen as the answer. Not applying this to your dad as I have no clue of the circumstances, just a general thought.

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Posted September 09, 2014 - 06:50 AM

Both of these are hard things to deal with hope all goes well for you and them .Sometimes just getting it out helps so drop by on us we will lend an ear

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Posted September 09, 2014 - 07:00 AM

You and your parents are in my prayers.

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Posted September 09, 2014 - 07:00 AM

Every so often in our lives, we are tested to our max.  You seem to be in one of those times.  I can't even imagine what you are going through.  The only thing I can relate to is the only child thing.  Not me, my wife and taking care of her parents when they were still around and then trying to close out the estate.  It wasn't fun but we are put into these situations to make us stronger and learn to put our trust in our Lord and Savior more.  Give your situation to God today wholly and completely, then go about doing what you need to do.  When you get to the other side of this you will feel all the better, no matter what the outcome.  Press on, be there for your folks, do what needs to be done.  Ask God for His will in the situation and the ability to adapt to it.  He will give you strength and rest when you need it.  Be strong my friend, there are many prayers being said on your behalf this morning.

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Posted September 09, 2014 - 07:03 AM

you guys are in our thoughts and prayers too.

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Posted September 09, 2014 - 07:07 AM

Prayers for you guys.

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Posted September 09, 2014 - 07:11 AM

Prayers sent from here too. Hope it all works out.