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    Been a while

    It has been quite a while since I have visited, but I had to step away and get it together as some of ya'll understand. Dad passed about 2 yrs ago. I have moved on with my life but man I sure do miss him. Grief seems to hit at the most unexpected times. I consider myself a strong person but I...
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    It has been a while!

    Hello everyone! I have been away for awhile because honestly I couldn't handle reading posts anymore after dads passing as it put me back somewhere i wish I could forget. It has been 6+ long months now and the new normal has pretty much settled in and I wanted to drop in and say hello and once...
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    The suffering has ended...

    Glenn Andrew Snow - January 19, 1934 - March 5, 2015. Dad was most certainly a fighter and put up a great fight for the last year +. He now has his wings and is no longer suffering. We have had nour moments of sadness and there will be more to come, but for the most part it has been a peace that...
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    Definitely starting to feel him slipping away!

    Dad has been strong through all of this and at times stubborn but then again I have his genes so I have been just as stuborn at times sometimes to the benefit of us both he finally went along and sometimes we locked horns but we have gotten through it but this time I am not for things are...
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    Just checking in...

    Hey ya'll! I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We are plugging on along on our end but had a nice holiday break. Dad just celebrated his 81st birthday that we weren't sure he would make it too. We fixed him the dinner of his choice and the hospice ladies hooked him...
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    Smart Vest?

    Have any of you folks heard of or had experience with a smart vest? They are supposed to be sending one for dad to try. From my understanding it is similar to a life jacket that kinda of inflates and then pulses up to help get muccus and so forth up/assist with coughing/choking. Just curious if...
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    Rough day

    The day started out badly from the begining. I went to get him like I always do about 8:15 and I had trouble rousing him up at all he would halfway open his eyes and then back out. I asked him if he wanted to get up and on the potty like we do everyday and he said no, I asked if he was ok and he...
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    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and tell ya'll how thankful I am for everyones support and advice! Sorry I haven't been on much I was laid up last week with a bad lower back and didn't get on the computer much as standing and walking was quite painful. I am a good bit better...
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    Severe Adema in Arms?

    Have any of you guys had problems with your pals having severe pitting adema or fluid build up in the arms and hands? We were trying to bring dad off of the fluid med hae has been taking because he seemed to be doing fine and it was thought maybe it was causing some of the issues with wetting...
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    Bipap 22/7 has made a big difference

    I say 22/7 because in a days time there is only a total of about 2 hrs a day he is not using it, but hey it is working. He falls off fairly quickly without it. By the time he ate breakfast had a cup of coffee and we brushed his teeth his oxygen level was 86%. Anyway to get to my point, after...
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