My Dad died last night.
My comfort is knowing he had the happiest days these last 2 months. Happier than he had had for years.
I am so grateful to his home care giver. She came in 6 hours a day for 6 days a week and made his life brighter and happier than anyone could remember for a long, long time. I cannot praise her enough.
Yesterday he was very confused....even during the day hours. His care giver came over yesterday on her own time to comfort him and help him! Last night at 11:30 pm he was calling to me for help. He had taken his oxygen off and was claiming the oxygen concentrator was trying to kill him. I calmed him down, put him back in bed, put the oxygen back on him. This morning he was gone.
The last two days have been pretty hard. I have been trying to keep the burden off my Mom. Cemetry arraignments, funeral home, minister, military honor guard, flowers, etc. just so much to get done.
I cleaned out his bedroom, Removed the bed completely (the stains from the mess made it unusable anyway). I had pulled the bedding and removed all of it to the dumpster yesterday morning so my Mom would never have that image to haunt her.
Now I hope I can sleep tonight. I didn't seem to be able to sleep lasted night. How odd....eh? Now that I am not being woken constantly all night..the house is too quiet and I keep listening for the sounds that never come.
Thank you! Peace
youve still many emotional variations to go thru katiekate . give yourself some big credit for the " return " you gave to your parents . i dont remember any specifics of your situation but im bettin you didnt have family knocking the door down to help you .
So sorry that you have lost your father.
I'm so sorry you lost your dear Father.You have done a great job.My prayers are with you.Take good care in the days ahead-