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Saturday, May 22, 2021

My friend ON A DIET was concerned about my father being in hospice care and how I seemed so upbeat. My dad has been in hospice since September 2020.He was diagnosed with End Stage Lung Failure and was not eating. We thought he wouldn't make it to Christmas. He had been on numerous medications due to having a stroke in 2018. The meds were making him worse and basically killing him. Since he was placed in hospice care most of the meds have been removed from his routine. Just last month we thought he was in his last stages..at the same time my son contracted Covid-19. I couldn't see my dad. And I thought he was dying. So I called up friends and family to visit him or make a phone call if they could. WOW he pepped up!!! He started eating again and finally asking for the chocolate treats he'd been missing out on. He just needed some company. But he's gotta stop doing this or he's gonna put ME in the hospital!!
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    Glad your Dad is doing better.
    70 days ago
    Many blessings to you and to your father!

    70 days ago
    I think it is wonderful that your father has been given extra time to be with his family and that he is able to feel well enough to enjoy treats. As a retired critical care nurse and a person who has lost almost all of their family members I would also like to say that being miserable all the time is not a required part of the grieving process. When my mother, dad, stepmom, aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents died I still smiled and laughed. Life went on. It didn't mean I loved or missed them any less. I knew they would not want me sitting alone in a dark room crying but would want and expect me to go on living. And, I have. One door may close for you soon but others will open. Don't hesitate to go through them. Hugs.
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