Hospice for My Dad

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    My Dad is 88. He's been in the hospital since May 14. He was diagnosed with COPD, Congestive Heart Failure, Kidney Failure. He was turned over to Hospice on Friday the 5th. The Hospice doctor has taken him off of all meds, with the exception of Morphine, Ativan, Versed (sp), and Lasix. He's very near as of tonight. I don't expect to have him with me tomorrow. I talked with him on Saturday, while he was still with us mentally, and explained everything to him. He's ready, but won't give up. The main thing is he is NOT suffering. I'd appreciate any prayers that come my way.
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    Me and my family will pray for you and your father as well as the rest of your family. I can not begin to imagine what you are going through. All I can do is hope that his trip is pain free.
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    My prayers will be with you and your dad.
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    Done. My heart out to ya. Hospice is a good answer oftentimes. God speed. Those are all good drugs for the diseases from what I know. No pain or discomfort.

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    My prayers are with you and your family.
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    I lost my Dad two years ago after a very long illness. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family.
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    Sorry to hear Friend. You are in our thoughts.

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    Hang in there. Prayers sent.
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    May God bless you and your family, First Sgt.

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    Thoughts and prayers from our home to yours!!
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    My prayers are with you and your Father, First Sgt.

    My Dad spent his last days on this Earth under Hospice care. They were the kindest, most professional and caring folks I've ever met.


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    I'm sorry to hear about our Dad. You and your family will be in my prayers. I faced the same thing last year.

    Last year my Dad of 78 passed away while he was in a local ICU. He spent almost 2 weeks in the hospital. He suffered from two forms of cancer. My Dad eventually succumbed to heart failure. He was one day from being placed in a hospice here in the Las Vegas area.

    Again, my thoughts & prayers are with your family at this difficult time in your life. Keep the faith!
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    Sorry to hear of your situation...many of us have been there and really understand.
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    Hospice will treat your Dad very well. My prayers for all of you.
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    Sorry Sgt..........praying for you and your family....
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