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Old 09-23-2019, 10:26 AM   #1
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Earlier this year I had to send my 77 year old Dad to Fla to live with my younger brother. Mom was recovering from surgery and had an emotional breakdown under the load of being a caregiver to my dad, his parents previously until their death, as well as his great aunt. She just had too much. My Dad had a great time with my brother. He was in the early stages of dementia and had kidney disease that had him in dialysis treatments 3 days a week. He was still ambulatory and could carry a conversation though his memory was failing and was confused. Mom finally got to a point over the last 4 months where she felt she could deal with Dad coming home. We set up an assisted living apartment did all the leg work furnishing it and setting up dialysis for him to come back. He went last Thursday for a treatment before boarding the plane to Texas. His port was blocked so they said admit him to the ER when he got back and they would unclog the port and give him a treatment. He got to Texas around 11:30 on 9/19. He walked in. I was in the room with him. He was sitting on the edge of the bed because he needed to use the restroom. I had asked for someone to come assist. As I turned to go back to the door to check on someone coming to help he fell into the floor off the bed and hit his head. His head was split open in a gash and he took two gasping breaths and stopped breathing and his heart stopped. I had just singed a DNR. As it was happening I called my brother who was the medical POA. They intubated him and began cpr. In total they shocked him 19 times. He was taken to ICU and I called mom at 5 am to come see him. She promised to bring him back to Texas and did. He wanted to come home and did. She held his hand and said "Honey it's me. I'm here and I love you." He turned his head opened his eye and nodded in affirmative. After that he fell into a medicated state. He suffered and massive heart attack and the doctor told us to let him go. We decided that was best and stopped life support. He passed late Friday night. He was a great Dad and husband. He introduced me to the outdoors and began the love I have for hunting and fishing. I will cherish him always. He made it home not in the way I had imagined. His eternal home. I appreciate the love and support from many friends and family who have sent prayers. Many who are members here. Thank you. Miss you Dad.
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Old 09-23-2019, 10:28 AM   #2
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Old 09-23-2019, 10:29 AM   #3
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Old 09-23-2019, 10:29 AM   #4
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Old 09-23-2019, 10:32 AM   #5
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Old 09-23-2019, 10:37 AM   #6
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Old 09-23-2019, 10:43 AM   #7
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Sorry for your loss. Take comfort in the fact that he is no longer in any pain and has a new body and refreshed mind.
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Old 09-23-2019, 10:52 AM   #8
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Sorry for your loss. Tough losing your dad.


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Old 09-23-2019, 10:54 AM   #9
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Old 09-23-2019, 10:55 AM   #10
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Sorry for your loss. Glad your dad is in a better place, but not easy losing a loved one here, especially a father.
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Old 09-23-2019, 10:56 AM   #11
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So sorry to hear, God bless
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Old 09-23-2019, 10:57 AM   #12
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Prayers sent for you and your family. So sorry for your loss.
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Old 09-23-2019, 11:03 AM   #13
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Old 09-23-2019, 11:04 AM   #14
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Old 09-23-2019, 11:09 AM   #15
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Old 09-23-2019, 11:17 AM   #16
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My condolences. He is in the great deer woods now in the sky now hunting a muey grande.
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Old 09-23-2019, 11:21 AM   #17
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Old 09-23-2019, 11:24 AM   #18
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Old 09-23-2019, 11:27 AM   #19
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Sorry my friend, but he is in a better place now.

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Old 09-23-2019, 11:29 AM   #20
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So sorry for your loss. Glad he made it back home and was around family.
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Old 09-23-2019, 11:32 AM   #21
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Old 09-23-2019, 11:32 AM   #22
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Prayers and support sent brother, that was tough to read

Several of us have been in your shoes and it sucks dealing with parents or in-laws who have been diagnosed with kidney failure, dementia, and/or Alzheimer's. Seeing your parents suffer is truly gut-wrenching knowing there is nothing you can do. I always try to remember the positive times in the outdoors or playing sports where my parents were always there to support me.

Be strong for your mother as she is the remaining family rock.
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Old 09-23-2019, 11:37 AM   #23
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Sorry for your loss. Ill keep you in our prays
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Old 09-23-2019, 11:44 AM   #24
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Sorry for The Loss .. My Prayers are with Everyone
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Old 09-23-2019, 11:45 AM   #25
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Tough to read. Prayers for comfort and healing for your family.
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Old 09-23-2019, 12:03 PM   #26
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I'm very sorry for you loss. Your family will be in my prayers.
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Old 09-23-2019, 12:07 PM   #27
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Old 09-23-2019, 12:28 PM   #28
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Old 09-23-2019, 12:36 PM   #29
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Old 09-23-2019, 12:48 PM   #30
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I had a similar situation with my papaw earlier this year. Hard to see the physically strongest and most morally sound man in such a state. I miss him horribly but it’s a relief he’s no longer suffering. I’m sure I’ll have some good “long distance” conversations this fall with my papaw when I’m hunting and I hope you get the same opportunity with your father. Smile through the tears brother.

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Old 09-23-2019, 01:50 PM   #31
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Fought back a tear reading this.....so sorry for your loss.
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Old 09-23-2019, 01:52 PM   #32
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You guys....I don't even know most of you and yet you.....Just you guys....Thank you.
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Old 09-23-2019, 01:54 PM   #33
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Fought back a tear reading this.....so sorry for your loss.
You’re tougher than I am. OP, so sorry for your loss, and the whole situation.
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Old 09-23-2019, 01:59 PM   #34
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Prayers sent for you and family..
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Old 09-23-2019, 02:09 PM   #35
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Old 09-23-2019, 06:29 PM   #36
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Sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.


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Old 09-23-2019, 06:46 PM   #37
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Prayers for.you and the rest of the family. The death of those we love is hard, heartbreaking even.
All we know is that this day will come, we hope we are ready...very rarely we are. My dad died on the day I turned 30 and in a few days I'll turn 50. I miss him and those weekends we ran lines on cow house creek, hunted deer and appreciate him introducing me to Colorado hunting.
I know your heart hurts now but in time it will become bearable because of the memories.
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Old 09-23-2019, 06:51 PM   #38
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Old 09-23-2019, 06:52 PM   #39
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So very sorry for your loss. Prayers sent for you and your family
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Old 09-23-2019, 07:09 PM   #40
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Old 09-23-2019, 07:23 PM   #41
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Old 09-23-2019, 07:34 PM   #42
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Sorry to hear. Hang in there.
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Old 09-23-2019, 08:54 PM   #43
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He truly is "home", I am sorry for your loss though. Prayers for all of you.
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Old 09-23-2019, 08:56 PM   #44
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Sorry for your loss. Prayer sent.

We are going through something similar. My FIL has been given 6 months to live. My MIL is working on arrangements to get him home where he can be comfortable for what days he had left.
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Old 09-23-2019, 09:14 PM   #45
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Old 09-23-2019, 09:21 PM   #46
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I’m glad to hear that you had a dad. My sincerest condolences to you and your family.
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Old 09-23-2019, 09:32 PM   #47
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My sincerest condolences. Tha was very hard to read
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Old 09-23-2019, 09:34 PM   #48
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Old 09-23-2019, 09:37 PM   #49
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Prayers sent from the Geeslin house hold!
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Old 09-23-2019, 09:38 PM   #50
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Oh man, that's tough to read...sorry for your loss and prayers to your family

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