Looking after our parents (part 2)

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Re: Looking after our parents (part 2)

Postby Busybee » November 17th, 2018, 10:45 pm

Great news Uschi.

WW, hope she continues to rally. :hug:

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Re: Looking after our parents (part 2)

Postby Ratatouille » November 18th, 2018, 10:34 am

Good news for you both Uschi. :hug:

Fingers crossed WW :hug:
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Re: Looking after our parents (part 2)

Postby earthmaiden » November 18th, 2018, 11:03 am

I do hope all goes well WW. What a worrying time.

I am sure that Axel will make a good recovery with your loving care Uschi.

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Re: Looking after our parents (part 2)

Postby jrc » November 18th, 2018, 6:06 pm

Thinking of all of you lot.
So grateful for all the support you gave me.
Dad would have been 80 today.
Went out for lunch and ended up chatting with a wonderful lady who admitted she is 99. :terrified:
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Re: Looking after our parents (part 2)

Postby Herbidacious » November 19th, 2018, 7:03 pm

GOod ness Ushci. Must have been very stressful.

WW I hope your mum is improving.
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Re: Looking after our parents (part 2)

Postby WWordsworth » November 21st, 2018, 3:04 am

Sitting beside Mum at the hospital, waiting for the tide to go out.
She's sleeping peacefully, has been since early yesterday morning.
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Re: Looking after our parents (part 2)

Postby WWordsworth » November 21st, 2018, 5:43 am

Sedated at 0430 and she still won't let go.
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Re: Looking after our parents (part 2)

Postby suffolk » November 21st, 2018, 6:53 am

Thinking of you both WW :hug:
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Re: Looking after our parents (part 2)

Postby Busybee » November 21st, 2018, 7:32 am

May her passing be peaceful :hug: :hug:

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Re: Looking after our parents (part 2)

Postby earthmaiden » November 21st, 2018, 8:59 am

:hug: :hug: sending love. xx
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Re: Looking after our parents (part 2)

Postby Ratatouille » November 21st, 2018, 9:39 am

Sending love and thinking of you both :hug: :hug:
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Re: Looking after our parents (part 2)

Postby Herbidacious » November 21st, 2018, 9:50 am

So sorry WW.
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Re: Looking after our parents (part 2)

Postby Seatallan » November 21st, 2018, 10:29 am

Oh WW..... hope it doesn't go on for too long for everyone's sake.... glad things seem to be peaceful and pain-free... :hug:
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Re: Looking after our parents (part 2)

Postby StokeySue » November 21st, 2018, 10:41 am

Sorry to hear that WWordsworth
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Re: Looking after our parents (part 2)

Postby Meganthemog » November 21st, 2018, 11:24 am

Sending love from Swansea WW. It is a difficult time - remember to take care of yourself too. xx
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Re: Looking after our parents (part 2)

Postby WWordsworth » November 21st, 2018, 12:47 pm

I handed over to brother at 0745 and went back to his house for a sleep.
Just woken up.
She's still hanging on. Always was stubborn. ;)
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Re: Looking after our parents (part 2)

Postby Seatallan » November 21st, 2018, 12:51 pm

Sounds like my dad. He had more come-backs than Frank Sinatra. When the nursing home rang to tell me he'd died (typically, a couple of hours after we'd left to go home for a rest) I found myself asking them if they were sure? :)
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Re: Looking after our parents (part 2)

Postby nursemimi » November 21st, 2018, 12:54 pm

Thinking of you so sorry to hear this.
Take care of yourselves.

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Re: Looking after our parents (part 2)

Postby Chinchilla_lady » November 21st, 2018, 2:16 pm

So sorry to hear this WW, may she pass away peacefully. :hug: :hug: :hug:
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Re: Looking after our parents (part 2)

Postby WWordsworth » November 21st, 2018, 4:13 pm

She's gone.
Sister was with her, we were just round the corner from the hospital en route to give sister a break.
It was gentle and peaceful.
Thanks for your thoughts.

I probably should mention that the nursing staff on the Acute Medical Unit of the Royal Lancaster Infirmary provide the most professional and compassionate care I have encountered.
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Re: Looking after our parents (part 2)

Postby PatsyMFagan » November 21st, 2018, 4:17 pm

So sorry … :hug: :hug: :hug:
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Re: Looking after our parents (part 2)

Postby miss mouse » November 21st, 2018, 4:21 pm

I am sorry Wordsworth. It sounds as though she had a lovely death which is the best we can hope for. It is always hard for those left behind though.
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Re: Looking after our parents (part 2)

Postby Busybee » November 21st, 2018, 4:23 pm

So sorry for your loss WW, may she rest in eternal peace.

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Re: Looking after our parents (part 2)

Postby Chinchilla_lady » November 21st, 2018, 4:28 pm

:hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: So sorry for your loss, so glad that mum was so well cared for in her final hours. :hug: :hug:
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Re: Looking after our parents (part 2)

Postby suffolk » November 21st, 2018, 4:42 pm

Our sincere condolences to you and all your family WW ...
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Re: Looking after our parents (part 2)

Postby earthmaiden » November 21st, 2018, 4:59 pm

I am so sorry WW. How fortunate that you were all able to share those last peaceful hours in such kind surroundings. My thoughts are with you. xx
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Re: Looking after our parents (part 2)

Postby Seatallan » November 21st, 2018, 5:05 pm

Our thoughts too, Wordsworth. She's properly at peace now and she'll always be with you. Much love. :hug: :hug:
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Re: Looking after our parents (part 2)

Postby Zosherooney » November 21st, 2018, 7:48 pm

WW.. Thoughts for you and your beloved.... Hate to say it..... It was almost relief when my Dad left this world........I think she might have been ready.... :luv: :luv: to you all.
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Re: Looking after our parents (part 2)

Postby StokeySue » November 21st, 2018, 7:52 pm

I echo what earthmaiden has said.

My condolences, now be gentle with yourselves, you will feel some shocks for
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Re: Looking after our parents (part 2)

Postby Ratatouille » November 21st, 2018, 7:53 pm

Sincere condolences and huge praise for the staff who cared for her so well. She is at peace :hug: :hug:
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Re: Looking after our parents (part 2)

Postby Bubbles » November 21st, 2018, 8:57 pm

Sorry to hear of your mum's passing. Condolences to you and your family.
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Re: Looking after our parents (part 2)

Postby nursemimi » November 21st, 2018, 11:22 pm

So sorry to hear this Condolences

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Re: Looking after our parents (part 2)

Postby cyprusmoira » November 22nd, 2018, 9:02 am

So sorry for your loss, I am glad that your mother was at peace.

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Re: Looking after our parents (part 2)

Postby Herbidacious » November 22nd, 2018, 9:05 am

So sorry to hear this, WW. :hug: :hug:
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Re: Looking after our parents (part 2)

Postby jrc » November 22nd, 2018, 9:11 am

Just caught up with this. Sincere condolences to you and family WW :hug: :hug: :hug:
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Re: Looking after our parents (part 2)

Postby slimpersoninside » November 22nd, 2018, 9:29 am

Condolences to family and friends. Take care WW.
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Re: Looking after our parents (part 2)

Postby Cheezy_Jazzy » November 22nd, 2018, 8:02 pm

So sorry to hear this WW :hug:
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Re: Looking after our parents (part 2)

Postby uschi » November 22nd, 2018, 9:09 pm

WW, you and your family are in my thoughts. :hug: :hug: :hug:

At least she died peacefully and in company. You all did so much for her. She may not have appreciated it for all of the time, but I am sure she felt it, deep down. :hug: :hug: :hug:
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Re: Looking after our parents (part 2)

Postby Amber » November 22nd, 2018, 10:25 pm

Sympathies for you, but thank you for the praise for care staff. I did the same when my mum died. Good care staff are worth more than their weight in gold.
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Re: Looking after our parents (part 2)

Postby uschi » November 22nd, 2018, 11:22 pm

"Care staff are like unicorns:everybody loves them and they are wonderful."
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Re: Looking after our parents (part 2)

Postby WWordsworth » December 1st, 2018, 10:09 pm

Funeral is 1330 on Monday.
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Re: Looking after our parents (part 2)

Postby suffolk » December 2nd, 2018, 7:40 am

Will be thinking of you :hug:
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Re: Looking after our parents (part 2)

Postby scullion » December 2nd, 2018, 11:58 am

my condolences too, sorry i'm late - just noticed this (as i'm now an orphan i don't often check the thread).
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Re: Looking after our parents (part 2)

Postby Seatallan » December 2nd, 2018, 12:37 pm

Good luck Wordsworth- hope all goes well :hug:
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Re: Looking after our parents (part 2)

Postby StokeySue » December 2nd, 2018, 1:41 pm

Will be thinking of you tomorrow Ww
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Re: Looking after our parents (part 2)

Postby Busybee » December 2nd, 2018, 1:54 pm

Hope all goes as well as can be expected WW, you will be in my thoughts.

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Re: Looking after our parents (part 2)

Postby earthmaiden » December 2nd, 2018, 2:05 pm

Sending loving thoughts to you for tomorrow WW. I am sure you have planned a lovely ceremony. :hug:.
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Re: Looking after our parents (part 2)

Postby Ratatouille » December 2nd, 2018, 5:09 pm

:hug: :hug: :hug: for tomorrow Ww
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Re: Looking after our parents (part 2)

Postby Amber » December 2nd, 2018, 10:28 pm

:hug: :hug:
Take care and look after yourself.
And (try to) look forward to Christmas.
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Re: Looking after our parents (part 2)

Postby Zosherooney » December 3rd, 2018, 7:19 am

Will think of you all at 13.30 WW...
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