Recent content by SoniaT

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    What can we do?

    Brilliant idea JenniLee.
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    Thank You Caregivers

    Mike, I loved the article. Thanks for letting us know about it. I'm a big fan of your paintings you have a great gift. God bless you and your lovely wife Jen. SoniaT Vancouver, BC
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    My Dad...

    JMH, re: MY DAD Hi, after my mom died I started coming here (I didn't know about this place before she died) because I wanted to do something to help other people. I have a huge hole in my life and heart and after 3 years the only thing that seems to help is coming here and doing what I can. I...
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    Hi Vet, My mom had ALS, she loved giving and receiving hugs. When she couldn't lift her arms anymore I would just wrap my entire upper body around hers and give her a great big hug , and rub her back. She would laugh and cry at the same time. If I could have her back I would never, ever let...
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    Hot tips anyone

    jo aust, My mom used to drink Coke everyday, she loved it. She didn't have a lot of trouble with phlegm. I don't know for sure, but maybe there is something to it. I figure it's only Coke, it probably won't hurt to try it. Perhaps in tiny sips, as my mom used to do. SoniaT
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    New to the Forum

    Hi and welcome Rosaleen, I'm very sorry to hear about your friend. I agree with Al and Mike27. I think she will come around and will want to have company or a chat on the telephone. Perhaps sending flowers would be a nice idea, something that she loves, something bright and cheerful. I'm...
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    My Latest Painting

    I adore "The Path" painting. Just lovely. Thank you for sharing your beautiful gift with us. SoniaT
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    My Latest Painting

    I love your painting. I like the kitty. Nice touch! SoniaT
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    My Dad...

    Jmh Hi JMH, Please accept my condolences regarding your Dad's passing. My mom lost her battle 3 years, 3 months, 19 days ago. It is a hard road to walk. I can only hope that we all meet our lost loved ones somewhere where there is no ALS, no cancer. How are you holding up? I'm also very...
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    Rest in Peace, Mike

    Hi, I'm terribly sorry for your loss. How are you doing? Are you holding up okay? God bless, SoniaT
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    New Kid on the Block

    Hi citytom, You have come to the right place! The people here are awesome and very, very helpful. Don't be shy about asking questions, even if you think they might be weird. I'm very sorry to hear about your diagnosis. I don't have ALS but was my mother's primary caregiver for 2 years...
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    Hi Conrad, My Mom used an egg crate mattress cover made of foam on her bed and I made her a cushion from the same stuff for her wheelchair seat. It seemed to work for her. I hope this helps a little. Take care, SoniaT Vancouver, BC
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    My Dad...

    Hi Emjoi, I'm so sorry for the loss of your Dad. I believe he is at peace now. There will be some tough days ahead as I'm sure you know. Please try to get some rest, even if you can't sleep try to do something that comforts you. Please pass on my condolences to your Mom and the rest of your...
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    My Dad...

    Dear Emjoi, Just wondering how things are today? How are you holding up? I liked what you said about sitting with your Dad and talking to him about things that mattered to him. The part about him not being able to speak (I assuming this started a while back? As I know he is on continuous...
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    My Dad...

    Hi hboyajian, I just read that you lost your Dad almost a month ago. You poor dear. Please accept my deepest condolences. I lost my Mom just over three years ago but am still grieving. She lived with me and my hubby and I took care of her for over two years. I too hold dear the moments of...