Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Sad Goodbyes and FNSI

I'm sorry this post is late.....I have good reason.   We buried my father in law last Tuesday and my mind just hasn't been with it.  He deteriorated quite quickly and (let's just say) was forced to move into the Aged Care Home which he didn't handle very well.
He moved on the Thursday 30th August, went into a coma on the Monday lunchtime, was transferred to the hospital Monday night and never recovered.  He passed away with family surrounding him on Wednesday 5th September at 5.15pm.  He was 45kg when he died....a mere shadow of the man we knew and loved.  Dementia is seriously the new 'cancer'....it eats away at a person until they are no longer there.  So much research needs to be done to understand this horrible disease that takes our loved ones, young and old.


I pray that he knows how much he was adored by his family.  When I married my husband, they 'adopted' me as their own, and the running joke was that he was the son-in-law and I was the daughter...…..I miss him terribly!
So this Friday night Sew In is in memory of Dad and all those who have suffered/are suffering from Alzheimers/Dementia, or any of the other forms of Dementia.  I feel for every single one of you dealing with it.   Just remember, the person is still there and still needs you, don't leave them alone.

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Links for this week's FNSI are now live...….just sign up below and spread the word.  I hope you can join with me on Friday night and spread the love.  


xox big sugary hugs  :o)







17 comments:

Susan said...

So sad for you Wendy - but he is in as better place now.
Happy memories.

Karen's Korner said...

My thoughts are with you and your family at this very sad time.

Jo said...

I'm so sorry you are going through this. I know how hard it is. Keep strong and take as much time to heal as you need.

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear of you family's loss. Totally understand how you miss your father-in-law, it was much the same when my husband's father died. I miss his his wonderful sense of humor and I hope you have such wonderful memories too to hold in your heart always. - Diane from Minnesota

retdairyqueen said...

So sad. Thinking of you
sending loving hugs xx

Lin said...

So sad to hear this news Wendy and I send lots of love and hugs. I hope to be with you on Friday but I have just come back from visiting my parents in UK - they are both in hospital - and I feel another trip may be imminent. xx

Allie said...

Oh my dearest Wendy-girl - I am so sorry - sad tears for your loss sweetheart, I will keep you and your family in my prayers. How I wish I could give you a great big hug.....

Michelle Ridgway said...

Sending condolences to you and your family Wendy. Dementia is such a thief. Cherish all,your beautiful memories....sending you hugs xx

helen Parsons said...

Thinking of you Wendy sending a big hug. You’ve certainly had a difficult time this year Dementia is a terrible disease
Take care
Helen xxxx

Maria said...

Thanking of you at this sad time... Hugs 🤗

Rike Busch said...

I'm so sad to read about your loss! He seemed to be a wonderful man. He won't be gone as long as you remember and will always look at you. Hugs! Greetings from Germany Rike
PS: I will join the FNSI but have to link up tomorrow. Hope it won't be too late

Christine M said...

Sending you hugs, Wendy. xxx

Narelle said...

Deepest sympathies Wendy xx

Susie H said...

Alzheimer's/Dementia is such a horrible illness. Try not to be too sad. You've got precious memories. Hold on to them tightly!

Kaisievic said...

Oh Wendy, yes, so very hard - my mother had vascular dementia and it was very difficult for us all. Luckily for us, when my Dad got Alzheimer's he just got very forgetful but passed away before his behaviour changed for the worse, which is often the case. Thinking of you and your family at this sad time for you all.

Jocelyn Thurston said...

Hello and I must add my condolences Wendy to the list. My older daughter is a health care nurse in a home for women with Alzheimers and I have some understanding of the stress involved. Always hard for the family. Take care.

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