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Old 03-03-2016, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX
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My dad has been ill with Lewy Body Disease for over a decade. It's an awful disease, a combination of Parkinsons and Alzheimer's. He has been in a nursing home for six years. No quality of life. He can't move, speak or do anything for himself.

He was just moved to hospice again. (He has been given his last rites three times in six years). He is starting to have a hard time breathing and eating. It is breaking my heart that he is going through this pain. An awful way to die. I wish there was something I could do for him.
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Old 03-03-2016, 09:55 PM
 
Location: southern born and southern bred
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so very sorry! Will keep you and your dad in my thoughts and in my prayers
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Old 03-03-2016, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles>Little Rock>Houston>Little Rock
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Oh, I am so sorry. Sending good thoughts and prayers.
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Old 03-03-2016, 10:26 PM
 
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I am so sorry for you and your dad.


Be with him, is all I can suggest. Hard as it is, you will never regret it.
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Old 03-03-2016, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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I agree with branDcalf. The thing you can do is be with him now. All you have is now. I am so terribly sorry for you and your dad.
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Old 03-03-2016, 11:24 PM
 
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So sorry for you. I went through the same thing with my dad.

Try and be there for him. Bring old photo albums and load old songs on a music player. My dad loved his iPod. He also loved animal videos on You Tube.

I know it's hard. It's a terrible disease.
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Old 03-04-2016, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX
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Thanks all. I am headed to visit him next week. It's such a hideous disease that has been eating away at him for a decade. It's a terrible way to suffer. I wish I could ease his pain.
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Old 03-04-2016, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Leaving fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada
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Sending hugs your way.
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Old 03-04-2016, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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It really is an awful disease. That's a long time to have to suffer. Hoping his days are numbered for his sake!

I agree. Play his fav music. Talk to him.

Thoughts and prayers!
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Old 03-04-2016, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Read a book aloud, so he can transport himself somewhere else for a while.
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