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Wed Dec 24, 2014, 08:42 PM

We put my foster dad in hospice care this afternoon

He has been my foster dad for 41 years, a lot of my progressive attitudes were taught to me by him! Hope he makes it through Christmas!

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Reply We put my foster dad in hospice care this afternoon (Original post)
gopiscrap Dec 2014 OP
riverbendviewgal Dec 2014 #1
peace13 Dec 2014 #2
JEFF9K Dec 2014 #3
Warpy Dec 2014 #4
gopiscrap Dec 2014 #6
Bigmack Dec 2014 #5
Liberal_in_LA Dec 2014 #7
sharp_stick Dec 2014 #8
ColesCountyDem Dec 2014 #9
project_bluebook Dec 2014 #10
sheshe2 Dec 2014 #11
BrotherIvan Dec 2014 #12
oldandhappy Dec 2014 #13
blondie58 Dec 2014 #14
msanthrope Dec 2014 #15
840high Dec 2014 #16
jwirr Dec 2014 #17

Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Wed Dec 24, 2014, 08:50 PM

1. I am so sorry.

My son and husband were in hospices too. The people who work there are so wonderful. I hope your wish come true.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Wed Dec 24, 2014, 08:51 PM

2. I am so sorry. I hope he does too!

 

He will be in good hands with Hospice. I send you love and healing energy. He sounds like a good man!.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Wed Dec 24, 2014, 08:51 PM

3. I've had two relatives in hospice in recent years.

Surprisingly, there were some happy moments visiting them.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Wed Dec 24, 2014, 08:54 PM

4. If he does, you know he will be as comfortable as possible

Hospice workers are very good at that.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 24, 2014, 08:57 PM

6. Thanks good to know!

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Wed Dec 24, 2014, 08:56 PM

5. All the VERY best wishes to you and yours

 

Hospice workers, in my experience, are saints. Your dear father is in good hands.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Wed Dec 24, 2014, 08:57 PM

7. best wishes to you and your dad

 

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Wed Dec 24, 2014, 09:00 PM

8. I'm so sorry to hear this

the people that work in hospice care are among the best I've ever met, as an atheist I have to say they are truly the only angels I've ever met.

I hope all works out well for you and your family.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Wed Dec 24, 2014, 09:01 PM

9. I'm so very sorry.

I had both of my parents in hospice, and it was a wise decision. He's in good hands.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Wed Dec 24, 2014, 09:07 PM

10. My mom went into hospice care last month

 

Best wishes to your foster dad and hope he has a restful Christmas. Went through hospice with my dad 3 years ago. They are a very good organization and will make your foster dad as comfortable as possible.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Wed Dec 24, 2014, 09:09 PM

11. My heart is with you gopiscrap.

My dad and BIL were both in hospice care for a short time, we lost them both before Thanksgiving. Hospice workers are wonderful and dedicated to ease the pain at end of life and they do it with respect to the patient. They also offer grief counseling to loved ones left behind.

Hugs and love to you and yours and especially your dad.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Wed Dec 24, 2014, 09:21 PM

12. I'm so sorry to hear that and for all the DUers who have lost loved ones

I will echo the fact that hospice care was wonderful for my mother. They truly are angels on this earth and I owe them so much. Ask when you need help, even if it is just talking with a counselor about what you're going through. I know this is a very scary and tough time and I wish you all the love and peace you need during this time.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Wed Dec 24, 2014, 09:58 PM

13. very hard but very good decision

Hospice folk are the best. Are you with him? Sending hugs and prayers for all involved.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Wed Dec 24, 2014, 10:19 PM

14. I am so sorry

I just lost my father at hospice on Wednesday. But he lived a good long 81 years and they were all about his comfort at hospice.
They are all about the patients comfort.
Take care and try and visit as often as you can.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Wed Dec 24, 2014, 10:45 PM

15. I am so very sorry, and I wish you peace. nt

 

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Wed Dec 24, 2014, 11:35 PM

16. So sorry to hear this. When I put

 

my stef-dad in hospice care (he raised me) - at least I knew they made him comfortable. Hugs to you.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Wed Dec 24, 2014, 11:38 PM

17. Sorry to hear about your dad. Hospice is one of the best organizations we have in this country and

when my brother was there it was so comforting to know that the care was actually helping him to rest comfortably and relatively pain free. A pastor who was a regular visitor encouraged us to talk to him and even sing to him because they can often hear what we are saying. The staff agreed and they gave us a lot of time with him to do just that.

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