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Post Gary was approved for Hospice yesterday
Gary was evaluated and approved for Hospice yesterday and even though I knew he was sliding downhill, it just made it so real when they said it out loud. I felt like I was punched in the chest. Gary has been totally bedridden for the past four weeks and barely eating.

Liz (59) married to Gary (64) 39 years. Gary was diagnosed with LBD with Parkinsonian features after many years of frustration in December 2011. Gary passed away on October 23, 2013.

Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:59 am

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Post Re: Gary was approved for Hospice yesterday
I'm sorry, Liz. :cry: My husband isn't eating much, either. Even though it's been a long struggle, I'm not ready for the end.

Pat [68] married to Derek [84] for 38 years; husband dx PDD/LBD 2005, probably began 2002 or earlier; late stage and in a SNF as of January 2011. Hospitalized 11/2/2013 and discharged to home Hospice. Passed away at home on 11/9/2013.

Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:12 am

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Post Re: Gary was approved for Hospice yesterday
Big hugs to both of you tonight. This is another really hard part of this disease. Lynn

Lynn, daughter of 89 year old dad dx with possiblity of LBD, CBD, PSP, FTD, ALS, Vascular Dementia, AD, etc., died Nov. 30, 2010 after living in ALF for 18 months.

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