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    My dad's not doing well

    Just off the phone with my mom. For the last week my dads been going downhill. He's not eating, has no energy, has admitted that he's dying. He's not ready to go into the hospital yet. Mom says she's managing ok for now. Not sure if its the cancer or his aortic anuerism that's causing this. They see the doctor next Tuesday. Could use some good thoughts for them. Thanks.
    Gayle - self proclaimed Queen of Poop
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    Hugs and prayers.

    I know things have been tough between you and them. I hope that your dad passes peacefully. Glad your mom is managing ok.

    Many hugs to you.
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    Prayers on the way, for them and for you.
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    Prayers and hugs and love for your parents and you, Gayle.

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    Good Thoughts & Prayers are sent your way for you & your family.
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    This sounds like time to contact hospice, if that is what your folks plan to do. They will be able to reassure your mom that things on track. Prayers for all of you from RI.

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    Loving thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

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    Times like this are never easy. Prayers for your Dad and all of the family.
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    Sending good thoughts and prayers to you and your family

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    Prayers and positive thoughts are being sent for your dad and your family during this difficult time.
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    Positive thoughts and prayers from me, too (((HUGS)))
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    Thank you everyone. Dad's eating a wee bit of food now. But nothing like he used to. Still no energy. Mom reported today that he stayed in his robe and pj's all day, didn't feel like getting dressed. We'll see what comes from the Tuesday doctors appointment.
    Gayle - self proclaimed Queen of Poop
    Mommy to: Cali and Diego (six year old kittens)
    (RB furbabies: Rascal RB 10/11/03 (ferret), Sami RB 24/02/04 (dog), Trouble RB 10/08/05 (ferret), Miko RB 20/01/06 (ferret) and Sebastian RB 12/12/06(ferret), Sasha RB 17/10/09 (border collie cross)

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    So sorry to hear about your Dad. Prayers on the way from me for you all.
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    Called my mom as I was tired of stressing over the doctor visit. They didn't go. With the big snow dump Sunday they can't get the guy to do their driveway till this afternoon. So she cancelled the appointment.
    Gayle - self proclaimed Queen of Poop
    Mommy to: Cali and Diego (six year old kittens)
    (RB furbabies: Rascal RB 10/11/03 (ferret), Sami RB 24/02/04 (dog), Trouble RB 10/08/05 (ferret), Miko RB 20/01/06 (ferret) and Sebastian RB 12/12/06(ferret), Sasha RB 17/10/09 (border collie cross)

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    Sorry about the trouble you're having, and the added snow on top of everything doesn't help I'm sure. Here's hoping your mom can reschedule the doc visit and things start looking better for your dad-- it's not always easy being the caretaker to aging parents...
    Asiel


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