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preperations for difficult things...

Monday, April 04, 2011

My mom has been in hospital and then nursing care, for C-diff, just home last week, and my dad's been caring for her, with some limited part time help so he can still work some. For the whole time, and with his dog there it was a support.

And his dog died last evening. Suddenly--got sick on Sat, died on Sunday. It was the best dog he'd had all his life--if you're one who had been attached to a dog, you can imagine...

But the blessing is, the dog died while Dad was deliberating (with encouragement to do it from all but me) whether or not to have him put down--that's just more than he should have had to deal with, and I'm so grateful Rex took the decision out of Dad's hands!

And last night I realized the suddenness of their dog's death--he had had cancer months ago, but seemed so healthy since his operation--it all may be a picture, a 'practice' in a horrible way, for what may happen with my mom, who has seemed fine after her operation for a very aggressive cancer at about the same time.

I am going to take it as that, as a reminder of what can happen... It seems better not to be stunned, even though we are always shocked and grieve...
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  • MMUSICK85
    So sorry to hear about all you're going through. I'll say a prayer for your family.
    3393 days ago
  • WATERBABY4
    Deb. I'm sorry to hear about all the difficulties your family is going through. I will keep you all in prayer. I know the Lord will get you through. Cheryl
    3493 days ago
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