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maral77

It is Seven Months Today

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Just a brief post cannot believe that is a half year that I decided I could no longer take care of my DH 24/7. It was the most difficult decision that I have ever made. But thanks to God that I did. He loves it, they have something going on every day. Today was Gardening and later everyone came in and had popcorn and lemonade. His PD has remained the same, except one new symptom which is slight drooling which are at times bad, other times not so bad. His speech has gotton much better now he has so many residents and nurses to chat with every day. His tremors come and go. He is in a wheelchair, but everyday they get him up and uses his walker and walks with the nurses. I could go on and on but I am feeling so much better myself, and I go every day for four hours and visit and take part in the afternoon events with him. Alot of the residents look forward to my coming, as so many have no one. So I feel I have found my mission making not only my DH but many of the residents a better day.

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Bless you, dear Maral!  You are doing something wonderful for your DH and for the others at the center.  I am grateful for your honesty and enthusiasm,. and wish you all the best.  It is so good to hear of a happy result, after a very difficult decision.

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Mara, I just loved reading your update!  You made a hard but very wise decision, and it sounds like your DH is in a wonderful facility.  I've seen and heard of similar examples of that here where I live.  The residents' families comment on how heir loved one is just transformed by the good care they receive and the fellowship they enjoy with other residents who are peers. It's not uncommon for residents to say that they wished they had moved in sooner.

 

 

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