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my mother-in-law

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Post by SewTexas » Tue May 08, 2018 12:13 am

most of you know that my mother-in-law has been living with us for almost 2 years now. I'm her care-giver, she's 92, has advanced dementia, Alz, weigh 74 now and that's on an appetite stimulant....
We signed the paperwork for in-home hospice help this afternoon. Lots of emotions, some guilt, some fear, some sadness that it's time, some relief that there will be help.
Anyway, I'd really appreciate y'all's prayers, for me that I accept the help, for Robert...and our family. She is fairly disconnected from it all...the Alz, I guess.
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Post by rtschl » Tue May 08, 2018 12:55 am

I'm so sorry. Will keep you and your family in prayer.
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Post by TomLok » Tue May 08, 2018 1:26 am

Horrible. sympathize with you. Hold on!

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Post by carlson1 » Tue May 08, 2018 1:51 am

I believe alzheimer's is one of the worse diseases not for just the patient, but many times more for the caregivers.

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Post by Tex1961 » Tue May 08, 2018 5:31 am

Prayers as well, went through the exact same scenario as you last year. Very emotional and tough decisions to make. Stay strong and if you need to commiserate with someone who’s been through it just shoot me a pm
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Post by twomillenium » Tue May 08, 2018 6:55 am

Prayers sent for MIL and whole family.
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Post by Steamboat » Tue May 08, 2018 7:07 am

Prayers sent for you and your family.
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Post by RPBrown » Tue May 08, 2018 7:23 am

Prayers for you and your family. This is a horrible disease. My dad has it and we had to put him in a home last year as we could no longer give him the care he needed. Yes, it is emotional and I am glad I had siblings to help with the decision.
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Post by Excaliber » Tue May 08, 2018 7:24 am

Prayers for peace, strength, and comfort sent for you, your MIL, and your family.
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Post by puma guy » Tue May 08, 2018 8:11 am

Praying for strength, peace, wisdom for you and comfort for your mother-in-law.
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Post by SewTexas » Tue May 08, 2018 6:49 pm

y'all, this page of prayers is a blessing....thank you. It's been a long day, various deliveries and a long nurse visit. I was unprepared when we started this hospice stuff, for how emotionally draining it would be. It's one thing to have the possibility of death in the back of your mind, but by bringing in hospice it's bringing it to the ...front? I don't like it.

And yes, I agree with everyone I hate alz, it's straight from the pit of Satan.
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Post by pushpullpete » Tue May 08, 2018 7:19 pm

My wife & I went thru this back in 2010 w my MIL. I'm sorry this is happening to you or anyone out there.
A very tough row to hoe but the help & experience that hospice brings to you and yours will be a very
welcome hand. Keep the mindset that the care she gets is because you love her and want to do the
right thing by her. She will have lucid moments (often times so short that you will miss them) where
she will be aware that you are there and that you love & care for her. You may not realize it at that
moment but, she is probably very grateful and thankful for the help & love.
To all out there, treasure what time you have no matter what your situation as things can go sideways quickly.

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Post by The Annoyed Man » Tue May 08, 2018 7:20 pm

I’ve been exactly where you are with my own mother in law, also at about the same age, and it was not an easy time. I wouldn’t wish it on anyone. By the same token, it was a time of blessing in which we felt daily, in an intense and personal way, the gracious presence of Holy Spirit walking alongside us in it. The day after her birthday, she went home to glory. It was a sad time, but also a time for God’s faithfulness and glory being made manifest.

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Post by Take Down Sicko » Tue May 08, 2018 7:48 pm

Prayers sent to God to replace the sorrow your feeling for your MIL with peace and rest. Very sorry to hear about your MIL.


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Post by TreyHouston » Tue May 08, 2018 7:50 pm

My thoughts are with you brother.
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