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  • in reply to: Devoncat no more #46325
    marjo
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    A beautiful person, she touched a lot of hearts, and will be remembered always. Thank you for taking care of her so well, Monkeybutt. (who gave you that name?!) Sorry. I had a visual.

    in reply to: Pardon the game of 20 questions #26970
    marjo
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    Hi Katie! That is wonderful news. Yay!!! (Picture us jumping up and down).

    Marjo

    in reply to: Happy Birthday, Dad! #31657
    marjo
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    Okay. I could barely type….the tears are in the way. That was a beautiful letter from your heart. Don’t ever lose that connection. That letter spoke volumes of what a great man your dad was.

    Marjo

    in reply to: Hospice coming to our home #30947
    marjo
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    Amy….I am so sorry. Know that we are all here. Sitting, understanding, all extending a cyber arm to wrap around you…
    said a prayer for your Mom.

    Marjo

    in reply to: Feeling a little lost #31184
    marjo
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    Louise: I am sorry for your loss. I am glad, though, that it was peaceful and that your daughter was there with her. My prayers are for you now.

    Marjo

    in reply to: Fear of Caregivers #30341
    marjo
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    To Daddy’s Girl: How about if you hire a caregiver for your own place to take care of your Dad; and when/if he’s asleep, to clean and cook the special meals for him? Then, you’ll have more time to do your other things. Whew, you’ve got a lot on your plate. Good luck.

    Marjo

    in reply to: Fear of Caregivers #30338
    marjo
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    Hi Stan:

    I went through that with my parents. Mom being sick and Dad too elderly and frail to do the necessary linen changes, etc. I think he would have wanted either my sister or me to stay there 24/7. As you know, this is hard even with us being retired. There’s cleaning up the place, cooking, changing and cleaning her up (shower, etc). Then, there’s doctor visits for both him and her. When it came to soiling her bed linen, it became too much. Though I only lived a block away, I still went to bed dreading the ringing on my cell phone. It was exhausting. There was no time for quality time.

    Maybe if you approach it to your Mom that the caregiver will do the things she can’t do herself. Like cleaning him up if he soils the linens, changes the bed, cleans the house up, cooks. Then, she can just spend quality time with him. She can take a quick break to go to the store. Someone will always be there. You will be able to go there after work and just spend time with your Dad, not run around doing all the other stuff.

    Yes, we got someone to come in twice a day. The caregiver was wonderful.

    She knew when it was very close to the “time.” She came one day, and asked if she could say a prayer for my Mom. The next day, Mom left us.

    Yes, get a caregiver.

    Marjo

    in reply to: Jeff’s memorial video #28903
    marjo
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    Thank you. It was very touching and wonderful. The video was a gift of love and I appreciate very much your sharing it. Sending loving thoughts to Jeff through my tears.

    Marjo

    in reply to: Message to you from Jeff #28877
    marjo
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    Jeff was a wonderful person. Sorely missed. Never to be forgotten.

    Love to him and his family.

    Marjo

    in reply to: he is doing so fine #28709
    marjo
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    Mon! Great news. You’ve given us hope again.

    Lainy: Beautifully said.

    Marions: You are right on!

    Marjo in tears still…….

    in reply to: Jeff G Has Gone to A More Peaceful Place #28607
    marjo
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    I am so sorry too. We will miss his cyber-hellos, cyber-hugs and cyber-love.

    Marjo

    in reply to: Approved for Soc. Security disability #28580
    marjo
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    Hi Lisa: Congratulations on the bureacracy working right and smoothly on your first try. May more good stuff come your way!

    Marjo

    in reply to: Charlie’s Memorial Video #28494
    marjo
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    Hi Carol: I just finished watching the tribute. It was absolutely lovely. To have Charlie’s photo next to the video, it looked as if he, too, were watching and smiling serenely at his life, his family, and the love shared. Charlie was a year younger than my husband, and I had to chuckle at his teenage hairstyle. It was the same!

    Hang in there, Carol. We’re here for you.

    Marjo

    in reply to: Lots of fevers but no infection #28587
    marjo
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    My mom had fevers also but they lasted on part of a day. Despite the fact that she hated being cold, the doctors said we must take off the electric blanket and let her body cool down. That and cold compresses (which she hated) brought her fever down rapidly. No infection.

    Marjo

    in reply to: Having a good cry today. #28504
    marjo
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    Dear Jill: Many good thoughts and prayers going to you and your family from me and I know a lot of other people. Please remember to take a step back and take care of yourself too. This is a very stressful time for you to be dealing with so much. I know you have to do what you have to do, so continue to build your strength up. Here’s a cyber hug around your shoulders.

    Marjo

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