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Response to Akoto (Original post)

Mon Oct 20, 2014, 11:09 PM

2. I am sorry for your loss.


I don't know your backstory, but it seems your grandmother was a wonderful woman. My maternal grandmother spent many years in a nursing home. My paternal grandmother was lucky enough to die on her 86th birthday with my father at her side. She died from cancer two weeks after it was diagnosed. (She had stomach pain for several months and did not tell anyone.)

My own mother died after just two months in a nursing home. My father, myself and two brothers were with her when she died. I cannot explain that experience. I remember talking to her a few hours earlier as her internal organs were failing and a while later she took her last breath and died. It was the saddest day of my life. My father is 82 and slowing down a bit, but is still splitting and stacking firewood at our cabin. Hell, I try not to do that anymore.

It was costing my father $200 per day for her to be there. His only reaction was that he was glad he had enough money to pay he bill. The employees at that nursing home were wonderful. Many of the staff were from Liberia. I wonder if those nurses have family affectd by the ebola outbreak.

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