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Old 11-22-2004, 05:10 PM #2 (permalink)
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Default Tough Call...

Marcia...

I have limited use of my arms/hands also (I am able to type left handed with my mouse and the On Screen Keyboard software that comes with XP).
I need help dressing, showering, eating, etc.
When my wife works, we have Homecare in (3 to 4 times a week) to help prepare meals and do physio-therapy. We also have an amazing group of friends and family who help out here in Calgary.

Your father should be where he is most comfortable. In light of your families' loss and his recent diagnosis...putting him in a care facility might not be the best thing for him (in my opinion). He'll get the physical care he needs...but what about the emotional care of having his family near.
Being 11 hours away, it (obviously) must be a tough decision. I do believe that if you do move in with him...you won't have any regrets.

For me...having family/friends around is most important.
I've said this before...
Miracles happen everyday...maybe you and your baby are the piece(s) that will make your father's miracle happen.
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