Best wishes to you but LRod snagged a gaudy 300+ and him de current
champ of the fishing rodeo.
I'm thinking that a thread about how gay shellac is might have some
Thanks to everyone, up and down in this thread for the good wishes.
It was Friday, Saturday, and 1/2 Sunday in the hosptal. Got Dad home
late Sunday, he fell flat on his back, tangled up in his walker, and
was back in the hospital less than 12 hours later.
Now we are finding he may have fractured vertebrae. He is pushing 83,
so no operations. He has cancer, heart disease, and about 1/8 of his
lung capacity. He is too fragile to even run some of the tests on him
Oddly, the best suggestion the combined brain trust can come up with
is to (literally....) "super" glue his fractures together with some
kind of epoxy. Other than that, nothing.
So now we wait and see. I have a few more full days at the hospital
as they have no advocate or anyone to speak coherently on their
behalf. Mom is slowly losing it, and she is at the point where she
wandered off in the emergency room a couple of times while we were
there waiting for the docs.
Gonna be a long week.
Once again, thanks to all for the good wishes. I will pass them on to
him telling it came from "the internet". He will get a charge out of
it. He isn't sure what the internet is, but he knows "all the kids
are nuts about it" these days and everyone is "on it" but him.
Me praying most likely wouldn't do anyone a damn bit of good, but I've
asked Mom to remember your folks in her prayers ... she still does a
good job of that and is tickled to be asked.
If nothing else, it simply means that ultimately none of us are really
alone in these trials, and knowing that, you find can some comfort where
Dude, all kibbutzing aside, Ang's and my prayers are with you and your
Ang and I are dealing with this stuff all the time, although we're
very fortunate that my parents' physical problems are minimal at the
moment, they are both 88 but can things happen very quickly at that
stage in their lives.
Grab a bourbon and a cigar and hang on tight.
I went through this with Dad two years ago and Mom earlier this year. Take care
of yourself first or you won't be any good to anyone else. It ain't easy. My
thoughts and feelings are with you and your parents. -- Doug
I want to also add my best wishes for you to have strength and endurance in
this trying time. It isn't easy to know that there is really little you
can do to ease the suffering. My parents were 3000 miles away and were
failing one by one. Not sure whether it was easier that it was mostly
mental, but it wasn't easy on Dad, and on their kids. I told Dad I was
going to be back in 3 weeks, but he passed away 5 days later. I will be
always grateful for the fantastic neighbors, who acted as family during my
parents' trying times.
Best wishes for Dad and you.
My heart goes out to all of you whose parents are being beset by the
ravages of old age.
I was very fortunate, my mother made it to 103, physically shot, but
mentally very sharp, when she just gave up and accepted the
She simply decided it was no longer worth the fight.
She would often comment about how the "younger generation", including
nieces and nephews, was falling apart.
Best of luck to you and best wishes that this turns out well.
Nope, just going to point out that everybody is going to get to do that if
Obamacare is implemented. We'll have to prove that our value to society,
adjusted for our age justifies the expense for whatever treatment is being
planned. Not even speculation -- it's already in the plans and the
stimulus bill -- that little bit about "evaluating cost effective care"
If you're going to be dumb, you better be tough
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