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 Father's day card from my step-daughter 
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Post Father's day card from my step-daughter
One of Coy's daughter's came by yesterday with a big bouquet that I assumed was for him. Turned out she had a gift card for him, and the flowers were for me.

In the pretty thank-you card she wrote: "Jeanne, Thank You for all you do for everyone but most importantly to me how you lovingly care for my dad."

Wow, huh?

My heart goes out to all those caregivers who have to deal with argumentative siblings and clueless children and constant family strife. If you didn't get a thank you yesterday, let me share mine. Thank you for all you do for your loved ones. The world is a better place because of you.

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Jeanne, 68 cared for husband Coy, 86. RBD for 30+ years; LDB since 2003, Coy at home, in early stage, until death in 2012


Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:40 am
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JeanneG, What a wonderful gesture and it was from the heart. My family is very close and my heart breaks when I read how grown children have no compassion for their LO's. They haven't taken the time to learn what this disease is and the commitment it requires form the caregivers. You ARE a wonderful wife and caregiver. Coy must also have been very pleased. Enjoy those flowers.

Gerry

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Gerry 67, cared for Frank 71, married 49 yrs; dx 2004, passed away October 26, 2011.


Tue Jun 21, 2011 5:46 am
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It's those unexpected acts of thoughtfulness that keep us going. Your step-daughter sounds lovely.

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Donna (age 56) caregiver for mother-in-law Margaret (age 88).


Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:53 am
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I agree that remarks like these help to keep us going. On Father's Day, Derek's son came for a visit and he also thanked me for 'taking such good care of Dad'. The staff he met at the nursing home were very complimentary of my devotion to Derek and that made me feel good, too. :P

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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 Jun 21, 2011 9:28 am
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What a nice, thoughtful woman she is!

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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.


Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:57 pm
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I'm glad for you, Pat. You are taking such good care of his Dad. We know it and it is good to know that his son knows it, too!

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Jeanne, 68 cared for husband Coy, 86. RBD for 30+ years; LDB since 2003, Coy at home, in early stage, until death in 2012


Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:53 pm
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Pat - I too am glad you get the recognition you deserve, and I hope all of you caregivers out there get a thank you, pat on the back, whatever, at least once in a while. Have a good night everyone. Lynn

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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.


Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:07 pm
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Something like that would start me crying.

It's amazing how a simple thing like flowers can renew us.

Kate

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Kate [i](Cared for Mom for years before anyone else noticed the symptoms, but the last year of her life was rough and we needed to place her in an SNF, where she passed in February 2012)[/i]


Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:35 pm
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Nice Jeanne, I am sure it was well deserving !

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Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:26 pm
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let me add a thank you…a virtual bouquet…to all caregivers…

you all have my admiration…for doing what you do…when the thanks usually are only internal…

I am enjoying thinking about those flowers...

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Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:05 pm
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