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Thankful for your help! was posted 11/28/2013 11:16 am by Lori W.
E-mail Address: Loriwhite444@yahoo.com

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On Tuesday my Dad was able to be in the front row of my brother's Air Force retirement ceremony and was able to participate and pin his service metal on him. Other than a snow squall on Sunday that made the last leg a little tricky, the traveling out went amazingly smoothly - with lots of help getting through the airports. I promised him that there would not be battles over eating at every meal, and he's taking in about 900 calories a day in 'easy' foods (oatmeal, soups, ensure drinks) - but then he'll surprise us and eat part of an enchilada or a slice of pizza. He gets tired but is able to spend 3 or 4 hours up in his chair or bundled on the couch with a house full of family. He still tells everyone who will listen that he's 'down to days' and complains about wanting to be back in his bed at home, but yesterday he surprised me by saying it's been a good trip... so far. Today we'll have a huge Thanksgiving dinner with family, and then begin the long process of getting him home where he's going to transition to hospice, but I could not have pulled this trip off without the encouragement and advice from the kind and caring folks on this board - so today I am giving special thanks for all of you, and prayers to all of us on this journey.

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