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William is very unwell again.

Discussion in 'I have a partner with dementia' started by LadyA, Jul 29, 2015.

  1. stanleypj

    stanleypj Registered User

    Dec 8, 2011
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    Wishing you strength for what will be a difficult time whatever the outcome LadyA.
     
  2. bemused1

    bemused1 Registered User

    Mar 4, 2012
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    Willing you strength Lady A and a peaceful 'slipping away' for William if his time has come.
     
  3. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

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    I'm so sorry to hear about William. Wishing him peace and you strength.
     
  4. Spamar

    Spamar Registered User

    Oct 5, 2013
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    I'm holding your hand, Lady A!
     
  5. jan.s

    jan.s Registered User

    Sep 20, 2011
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    I'm thinking of you Lady A. I hope William remains peaceful, and if it is his time, that he just drifts away. There is little more any of us can ask. xx
     
  6. reedysue

    reedysue Registered User

    Nov 4, 2014
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    Wishing you both strength & peace xx.
     
  7. LadyA

    LadyA Registered User

    Oct 19, 2009
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    He does sort of focus on me when I lean over him, and he tried to smile. But his mouth is just hanging open. I tried him with a half teaspoon of yogurt. He seemed eager for it, but then it just sat in his mouth. No attempt to swallow at all. The nursing director asked if I wanted subcutaneous fluids given if they can't get anything in by mouth. I said that unless it would make him more comfortable, then no. She said that he is comfortable, and they have everything in place to keep him comfortable. I feel the subcutaneous fluids would just prolong this time when he is slipping into death. I don't want to prolong this for him.
     
  8. Spamar

    Spamar Registered User

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    If it's any help, Lady A, I agree!
     
  9. Saffie

    Saffie Registered User

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    Thinking of you Lady A at this traumatic time.xxx
     
  10. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

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    Peace to you both Lady A.

    It`s good William isn`t suffering now but everything`s in place if he does.
     
  11. Tears Falling

    Tears Falling Registered User

    Jul 8, 2013
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    Hoping that the days to come are peaceful for you both. :(
     
  12. esmeralda

    esmeralda Registered User

    Nov 27, 2014
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    Much love to you and William LadyA.
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
     
  13. lin1

    lin1 Registered User

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    Thinking of you LadyA
    If it is of any help , I would have made the same decision.
    XXXX
     
  14. LYN T

    LYN T Registered User

    Aug 30, 2012
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    As William is peaceful there isn't really any point in adding/changing anything. The Nursing staff will recognise if he is in pain and needs any relief. I know this is very sad for you LadyA but your decision not to do anything to prolong the inevitable is very brave.

    Love

    Lyn T XX
     
  15. nannylondon

    nannylondon Registered User

    Apr 7, 2014
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    Thinking of you Lady A I would do the same as you xxx
     
  16. cragmaid

    cragmaid Registered User

    Oct 18, 2010
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    Peaceful is good and peaceful is kindness to you both. William will not have any fears and neither should you. Reaching this stage is inevitable. William has his faith to comfort him and you can do nothing more than wait now and hope that he remains peaceful.

    We will wait here with you and for you, holding you both close in our hearts and minds.
    Take care of yourself. Love Maureen.x.
     
  17. chick1962

    chick1962 Registered User

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    Thinking of you and William Lady A , wishing you strength and sending love xxxxxxx


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  18. Jinx

    Jinx Registered User

    Mar 13, 2014
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    My thoughts are with you LadyA, I have no doubt you made the right decision, for what it's worth. Wishing you both peace. x


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  19. Lilac Blossom

    Lilac Blossom Registered User

    Oct 6, 2014
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    It's good that William is so peaceful Lady A - I would have given the same answer as you have done. xx
     
  20. garnuft

    garnuft Registered User

    Sep 7, 2012
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    Dark days for you and your William, Lady A.

    Peace, light and love to you both. x
     
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