I'm not sure if I should be posting in this forum, since I am no longer a caregiver. My daughter passed away Nov. 27, 2007. But, if I can be of help or comfort to anyone, I'm available. Care giving is not a static task. It is dynamic, with health changes, doctors advice and orders, insurance issues, decisions regarding hospice services, family involvement (or not), and many other unexpected developments. Each of us have our own special set of circumstances, but often there are parallels with others, if only for a short time. Care giving can become routine, and it is possible to not recognize the changes taking place. My biggest regret is that I didn't spend more time with my daughter during her last week. I was so used to the daily routine, that I failed to recognize how quickly she was fading. I am so tankful there is this forum, and I wish I had found it earlier. The posts I have read are insightful, compassionate, and supportive. I now belong to the Bereavement forum. This forum would have been such a help to me. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones.
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