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    Beach Bum

    My father, Ken "Beach Bum" passed this morning at 7:30 a.m., a daughter holding each hand. Thank you for the love and support you provided him with over the past 20 months since his diagnosis. He was on the forums every day that he was able, and I know he thought the world of you all. He...
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    Kim, I am so sorry to let you know that my father passed this morning at about 7:30 a.m. He...

    Kim, I am so sorry to let you know that my father passed this morning at about 7:30 a.m. He passed peacefully, and I will miss him horribly. Will communicate more later but I haven't slept much in the past 48 hours and I have a long week ahead. Thank you for your love and support and the...
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    Kim, Dad was admitted to the hospital yesterday. I don't have a lot of answers right now to be...

    Kim, Dad was admitted to the hospital yesterday. I don't have a lot of answers right now to be honest. He was diagnosed with "terminal aggitation" which they are having difficulty managing with meds so admitted him. I will keep you posted.
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    My sister and I are both living with dad right now. My sister is from Texas and I (Wendy) have...

    My sister and I are both living with dad right now. My sister is from Texas and I (Wendy) have moved permanently to SC. My sister has no immediate plans to go back to Texas - so he's got us both!! I will definitely let him know you are thinking of him and ask often. I do wish he would drop...
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    Everything is okay. Dad not feeling particularly well today though so he must not have gotten...

    Everything is okay. Dad not feeling particularly well today though so he must not have gotten on the computer.
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    Well, I guess I'm not sure where I was going with that anyway. Desperation I guess. I saw some...

    Well, I guess I'm not sure where I was going with that anyway. Desperation I guess. I saw some parallels between your late husband's situation and my father's so I wanted to ask some questions about that. I am so sorry you lost your husband recently. It's an incredibly painful disease for...
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    CJ - We have never spoken before but I am "Beach Bum's" daughter. I would like to send you a...

    CJ - We have never spoken before but I am "Beach Bum's" daughter. I would like to send you a private message if I could, but I am not sure how to do that. I am assuming we have to be "friends"
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    Hi Kimberly, Dad is doing... ok. I was wondering if anyone from the forum has heard from him...

    Hi Kimberly, Dad is doing... ok. I was wondering if anyone from the forum has heard from him. I know he spends time on his computer but he does not seem to be up to doing too much lately. Know that when you send him messages he gets them, and I know they mean a lot to him even if he is not...
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    CADD morphine pump

    Can anyone comment on their experiences with these CADD pumps? My father has been given one for pain management and although his pain seems well managed, I am not sure I am very happy with the side effects. He has episodes of extreme confusion and we have to frequently explain to him where he...
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    Beach Bum Update

    Well, apparently your prayers are being heard. Dad had 2 days of antibiotic treatment for this pneumonia and perhaps that was enough. His lungs are not getting worse at this point. I think he has started to "feel" a little better, today was interested in eating. Still hates the trach but...
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    Beach Bum Update

    Dad is having a rough time of it. Does not like the trach, does not want BiPAP hooked up to it, does not want to eat. We are keeping him as comfortable as we know how, but he is getting weaker every day. I think he has had enough. I respect his wishes. Thank you for all your kind words and...
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    Beach Bum Update

    Well... not so good news folks. Dad was admitted to ICU this a.m. with pneumonia. Caught it fairly early, but I think he is losing his fighting spirit. Not sure where this will end up. An extra prayer or two would serve him well today... Will keep you posted.
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    Please Pray For.......

    This is Ken's other daughter, Wendy. Dad is heading home from the VA today. I'm sure when he is able, he will tell you all about his surgery. Overall, he is doing well and we thank you for all your wonderful prayers! He is healing up and after 11 days in ICU... He is READY to get home...
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    Thanks Deb. Dad is out cruising around the neighborhood in his power wheelchair as we speak...

    Thanks Deb. Dad is out cruising around the neighborhood in his power wheelchair as we speak! Love, love, love 75 degrees 4 days before Christmas! I suspect once he gets his Botox shots in January, things will be a bit more tolerable. For now...it's just plain frustrating! This too shall...
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    BiPAP and drowning.

    Yeah, Dad has had botox shots (which are wearing off - due in mid January for next round of shots) and he is also wearing a Scopolamine patch so it's very frustrating that he still suffers from such excessive saliva. These particular secretions are, I believe, pretty thin. Will ask him in the...
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