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To: fatnotlazy; All

I didn’t say everyone should, but when general failure of old age is the problem, those people can be cared for at home. My mother at 89 was dying from congestive heart failure as the pig valve implanted in her heart 10 years earlier was failing. She was too weak for another operation like that. My husband was dying from Alzheimers and the doctors said there was nothing that heroic medicine could do to fix it. On the other hand when my 90 year old father had a stroke, we did have him in the hospital and we thought we might be bringing him home, but he took a sudden turn for the worse and died in a few hours.


13 posted on 10/06/2012 11:14:47 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: gleeaikin

I’m glad you were able to care for your loved ones. I get testy about this issue because when my mother could no longer care for herself, my brother and I made the difficult decision to put her in a care facility. I had a number of meddlesome family members, neighbors and “friends” give me hell over it.

Fact is, my mother received far better care at this facility than anything my brother and I could provide. Mom wasn’t warehoused. She had a constant stream of visitors. And Mom charmed the sisters and staff. When she passed, most of them came to the wake. They loved her.

I refuse to feel guilty about our decision.


16 posted on 10/06/2012 11:41:07 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: gleeaikin

I’m glad you were able to care for your loved ones. I get testy about this issue because when my mother could no longer care for herself, my brother and I made the difficult decision to put her in a care facility. I had a number of meddlesome family members, neighbors and “friends” give me hell over it.

Fact is, my mother received far better care at this facility than anything my brother and I could provide. Mom wasn’t warehoused. She had a constant stream of visitors. And Mom charmed the sisters and staff. When she passed, most of them came to the wake. They loved her.

I refuse to feel guilty about our decision.


18 posted on 10/06/2012 11:42:18 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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