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We’re all familiar with that timeless piece of wisdom found in Ecclesiastes: “There is a time for everything,     and a season for every activity under the heavens: 2     a time to be born and a time to die,     a time to […]

I finally figured out what I’m doing wrong.  I figured out why I’ve been having so much trouble with Dad’s move into the nursing home, with his recent decline, and with his current fevered state.  It’s not that I’m afraid […]

My father, recently admitted to hospice care, has declined further.  People who saw him just three days ago are shocked at the difference they see today. I have been with him all morning and have been in extreme discomfort watching […]

Hello, everyone. You haven’t heard from me in a while because in late November we had to admit my father into a nursing home and just three short weeks later the decision was made to bring in hospice services.  He […]

So, I got word today that Dad will be admitted to a nursing home two days from now.  This is not news that anyone who loves her parent ever wants to hear.  Although with the money for his care rapidly […]

I awoke this morning to a text from my sister-in-law.  Apparently  my father didn’t recognize her this morning. Dad has known and loved Colette for about thirty years and she comes to my parents’ home regularly to manage their care.  […]

I have been away from my family for three months. I’ve only been back two days but already I notice a further decline in my father’s abilities.  This is a man who used to swing a hammer and climb ladders […]

My father turned 80 two days ago.  This post is dedicated to him. Some people, probably many people, have fathers who were either very difficult to live with or rather absent.  This was not the case with me.  I was […]

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