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    Quote Originally Posted by hid558 View Post
    So sorry, in the end they are always family...
    Yes, this! It doesn't matter what happened 40 and 50 years ago between us. Mom did the best she could with what she had to work with and the fact of the matter was...she had a mental/emotional illness. She wasn't entirely responsible for the things that happened, and she did bring me into this world. Hopefully they can keep her comfortable during this time, I understand that bone cancer is very painful. I greatly appreciate the kind words from everyone here, far more than you can know.

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    Catrin, perhaps this is too specific, but my DIL's dad just passed away from the same scenario. They did an excellent job of pain management. He was in palliative care and I believe was treated very respectfully right through the whole thing.
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    Re: My mom...sad news

    Crankin, sorry to hear of your loss, but it does help to hear this. I wish I were closer to home so I could help my sister, or that I could afford to make the 8ish hour drive more often, but it is what it is.

    It might seem odd, but it is easier for me to talk about this here than to those around me here.

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    I'm very sorry Catrin.

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    Catrin, I am soooo sorry to hear about this. I work in healthcare and have had several patients with a similar situation. My thoughts are with you both.

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    Thinking of you.

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    Hugs, Catrin. And to your mom too.
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    I'm sorry to hear for your mom and for your family, Catrin.

    I just heard last night that my father's cancer is accelerating. (Am wondering if/when I will change my plane ticket from this Nov. to sooner....)
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    Catrin, Sure feel for you. Been there. Looking back I wish I had been more involved in helping my Mom make treatment decisions although the final outcome would have been the same. I hope she has an advocate that can attend appointments and treatments with her. It was during my Mom's last year that we realized my Dad had dementia so I jumped in but realize now I should have jumped in way before I did. Hope someone is on top of managing her pain. My thoughts out to the both of you!
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    So sorry Catrin. It is very hard no matter what the relationship has been. You take care

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    Catrin, I'm so sorry. I'll be thinking of all of you.
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    Hugs, Catrin
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    So sorry, Catrin. I missed this thread completely while we were traveling. My mother went through this with my grandmother and I pray I never have to face it myself. Stay strong.
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    I'm so sorry, Catrin. Thinking of you and your family x
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    Thank you, she is not having an...easy time. She is in the hospital right now undergoing palliative radiation treatments and they are trying to get her pain under control.

 

 

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