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My Dad is in Hospis care

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by jandlcars, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. czuch
    Joined: Sep 23, 2008
    Posts: 2,688

    from vail az

    Prayers for peace and strength for you and your family.
    This is the hardest thing to go through.
    Contact the Patriot Guard Riders through their website and they will provide a most awesome escort completely worthy of your great Father.
    Hug him, I so badly miss mine.
  2. Stay strong - I'm sure you are doing all that is humanly possible. The rest is in God's hands.

    WWII vets are dying at a rate of 3000+ per day - my Dad is a 1-armed amputee from the Battle of the bulge, losing his left arm. It has not stopped him from doing everything and anything in his lifetime. The GIs that came home from that conflict were of a very special and unique breed. My Dad is always visiting the amputees that come back from Iraq and Afganistan, giving them words of encouragement saying that "if I can last this long and have done all I have done in my lifetime, so can you". Your Dad is to be honored, admired, and remembered - he's a very special person.

    Our most sincere blessings to you and your family ....
  3. 325w
    Joined: Feb 18, 2008
    Posts: 5,524


    A salute to your dad. One of the guys from the greatest generation. Be strong.
  4. prpmmp
    Joined: Dec 12, 2011
    Posts: 1,072


    [​IMG] Thank You!! Pete
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2012
  5. stronga
    Joined: Aug 1, 2008
    Posts: 402


    I have already gone through what you are experiencing. It will be a very hard period of your life. However, I have learned that over time it gets better, not good, just better. Cherish, what you have had together. Nothing will ever erase the good times you had with each other, nor your memories. One thing I have done that helps is whenever possible, I share my dad's sayings and stories with my family and friends. Doing so, keeps my father more alive in my heart.

    My thoughts and prayers have gone out for you and your family.

    God Bless, the 'Greatest Generation.'
  6. I also have went down the path your going down. Cherish the good times and endure trial your in. Prayers of strength for you and your family. Lifting up your father to the lord that he may go easy.
  7. [​IMG]The guys who in the Battle of the Bulge did some hard fighting under horrible conditions in bitter cold weather and deep snow. British war photographer Fred Ramage snapped one of the best known images of US soldiers in WWII--the soldier in front of his camera happened to be my father, Sgt. Pershing Wadsworth of Aragon GA.
  8. 19Fordy
    Joined: May 17, 2003
    Posts: 7,100


    This country definitely needs more folks with the attributes of "The Greatest Generation." God Bless your dad and all those who have served their country -past and present.
  9. toolman1967
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
    Posts: 441


    My uncle was in WWII also and is slowly fading. He is a true American Hero, just like your father. My prayers are with your father and your family. We lost my Father in Law recently through Hospice and they did a wonderful job keeping him comfortable and allowing him to keep his dignity.

    Cherish every moment you have left. God Bless!

    Tim the Toolman
  10. 460stang
    Joined: Sep 19, 2010
    Posts: 44


    God bless you and your Dad, we will keep him in our thoughts and prayers.. we lost my father in 09, he also was a WWII serving in pattons 3rd army.. 95th div.. they were indeed The Greatest Generation..
  11. onlyonthurs62
    Joined: May 18, 2011
    Posts: 117


    God bless your with him as much as you can. Keep on living after he is gone and remember everything about him.
  12. captmullette
    Joined: Oct 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,929


    god bless him and you and your family... a true patriot....
  13. Jimmy2car
    Joined: Nov 26, 2003
    Posts: 1,707

    from No. Cal

    God bless you both
  14. Prayers go out for your Dad and family.
  15. woodbutcher
    Joined: Apr 25, 2012
    Posts: 3,235


    Sorry to hear of your Fathers suffering.My best to you and yours in this trying time.My Father was a WW1 vet,and he passed in 1994.Still miss him a bunch.The hurt fades in time,but never leaves.One of my cousins served in WW2 in Shermans from the Kasserine pass to the Battle of the Bulge.Got his feet froze and they sent him home.He passed a few years ago from cancer.
  16. I know exactly what you're going through. Three years ago I lost my mom. Two months later I lost dad. Hard thing to go through for sure.
  17. southern thunder
    Joined: Mar 14, 2012
    Posts: 226

    southern thunder

    prayers sent up for you and your dad, All of you that still have your dads, tell them for us thank you for what they did so we could/can do what we do.
  18. 40grit
    Joined: Jul 1, 2012
    Posts: 230


    Thank your dad for his service to our country. Let him know we all appreciate him. My wife was a Hospice care giver for years. They are special people and will do everything they can to keep him comfortable. My prayers go out to you, your father, and your family.

    God bless,
    John L
  19. Bad Eye Bill
    Joined: Sep 1, 2010
    Posts: 841

    Bad Eye Bill
    from NB Canada

    There is nothing I can say that has not been said already. Remember the good times, cherish the memories.
  20. Thank You
    Got in it thursday
    I talked to him a Gerry short time and he fell asleep tired
    Got a little better yesterday 10sec then out again
    Hospice is the graters care
    Stopped and saw some other shop owners from San Rafael that were still there
    Saw Bushwacker 57 was there till 12:30 pm swapin lies
    Headed over to see my dad now
  21. Spent a weak out in No Cal
    had i real good day to talk to him
    most of the time the morphine took over

    went a little north and spent some time swappin lies with a hamb friend
  22. dad is getting weaker and we got him off the morphine
    he was hulsanating ww2
  23. Hospice is a god send for people to pass their final days in the best and respectable manner. God bless your Dad and his brothers that fought in the Battle of the Bulge. They were true heroes. My wife's father also carried the BAR and was wounded twice and received the silver star. We are losing them at a fast rate and will be missed as the greatest generation that ever lived.
  24. busch167
    Joined: Mar 26, 2006
    Posts: 107


    Prayers for your father and family
  25. Willy301
    Joined: Nov 16, 2007
    Posts: 1,426


    My thanks to all who have served, and my thoughts and prayers to you and your family in this difficult time.
  26. alaskaal
    Joined: Oct 19, 2011
    Posts: 65

    from Delaware

    Our familys prayers are with you.
    Lost my father (a korea vet) several years ago but hospice was a god send.
    My mother, Dorothy H. Moser has been credited with being the mother of the hospice program in the united states. She started studing the european model in the early 70's by spending a great deal of time in england then bringing it back here and writing several articles and books on the subject and pioneering the program here on the east coast while working at the University of Delaware. She is unfortunatly soonto enter it also.
  27. Roy's ride
    Joined: Dec 4, 2008
    Posts: 85

    Roy's ride
    from Michigan

    It is 10:55 pm and I am sitting next to my father who is taking his last breaths on this
    Earth. He too at 88 years of age and is a WW II Vet. Trained to be a B-17 pilot out of the Chicago 405th ready to go to a Japanese invasion that fortunately never happened. He later re_upped to fly B26's in Europe as the first line of defence during the infancy of the Cold War.
    I took an early retirement this year not knowing I would spend most of it caring for him at our home with Hospice as our guide. It has been a challenging several months but time I will always cherish. I am fortunate to have many great friends and family who have been very supportive during this time. I just thought I would distract myself from a little reality and jump on the Hamb when I found this thread. Thank You Dad Thank you friends.
  28. Tell him we all thank him for his service and you!
    God be with all f you.
    Been there done that!
  29. Ghost of ElMirage
    Joined: Mar 18, 2007
    Posts: 758

    Ghost of ElMirage

    I will say a prayer for your dad.
  30. 40grit
    Joined: Jul 1, 2012
    Posts: 230


    My wife was with Hospice for years. I know they are indeed a blessing but also know no one can take away the pain of loosing a parent. My prayers are with your Dad and you both.

    John L

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