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Sat Jul 27, 2019, 02:16 PM

This is an amazing forum

My mother died in home hospice several years ago. I was also at a hospice when an attorney who I had worked with died. For my attorney friend, I was visiting with some other attorneys when she died. For my mom, I made if from my office in the Galleria area of Houston to College Station in a hour when I got the call and was there to take my brother out to get something to eat. We were both near my mon when she died.

Right now, I am dealing with my ex-father in law. He has been in Hospice for almost two weeks. I had to help my ex-mother in law understand the process. My mother in law is glad that we moved her husband to the Hospice.

The process continues and I will be headed back this afternoon

Thank you for this board
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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Sat Jul 27, 2019, 02:35 PM

1. Hang in there.

At this point you know how difficult this is but your being there for him and for your ex-mother in law will help them so much. I wish there was more, but I am sending healing thoughts your way.

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Sat Jul 27, 2019, 02:52 PM

2. Agreed. 100%

Best wishes to you in what you are dealing with and have dealt with. Losing my mother and then my father in a short period of time is by far the two most difficult events in my life so far. In both events Hospice was there to help both them and me. There is not enough money or accolades I could give or say about Hospice. I do not know how I would have made it thru those difficult times with out them. There guidance and understanding was invaluable to me. I hope your experience is the same. They are a world class organization IMO.

Best wishes to you.
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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Sat Jul 27, 2019, 02:53 PM

3. Death is sacrosanct.

Hospice creates a bridge between loss and grief that is as much for the bereaved as for the patient. I hope your ex-FIL passes gently, Gothmog. ❤

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Sat Jul 27, 2019, 03:17 PM

4. ((Gothmog))

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Sat Jul 27, 2019, 11:25 PM

5. Spent three hours at Hospice

My ex father in law has not eaten or been able to drink since Tuesday. Tonight his blood pressure was 78 over 42 which is slightly higher than last night. To me it seemed like he was having a slightly harder time breathing tonight compared to last night. I am so glad that he at the Hospice

My middle child complained to both her grandmother and me that we need to bring healthier food. My ex mother in law asked for Whataburger breakfast sandwiches and I got her what she wanted

The nurse again told us that my ex father in law could pass at any time

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Sun Jul 28, 2019, 04:53 PM

6. My father in law passed.

I am exhausted
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