June 30th, 2017

by, DailySunshine On 06/30/2017

This is going to be a huge learning curve for all of us.    My father finally made it to rehab. This is another great…

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by, DailySunshine On 06/28/2017

Been in this position twice before when my father was sick. You know if you have a house, something is always happening. I have been…

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by, DailySunshine On 06/27/2017

My father has had one episode at Hopkins and three episodes at Walter Reed. It's looks like something neuro is going on --he's unresponsive and…

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by, DailySunshine On 06/27/2017

My father stayed overnight in MICU and was moved back to the Cardiac floor mid-day Sunday. I knew he was doing too well to be…

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by, DailySunshine On 06/27/2017

This is the week my aunts came back from their trip. Since my dad had rested the previous week after getting out of the hospital,…

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by, DailySunshine On 06/27/2017

Can you believe it's been six weeks already! Well, we have been watching and waiting. Today is the day the stitches come out. 

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by, DailySunshine On 06/26/2017

My dad's youngest brother and his wife having been going to Hawaii for vacation for years. He's been trying to talk my dad into taking…

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by, DailySunshine On 06/26/2017

This has happened to me on several occasions, you are talking to a family member or a friend of the family and you tell them…

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by, DailySunshine On 06/25/2017

My father has a lifetime of life's experiences --taking care of a wife with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), raising two girls, working both in the civilian…

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by, DailySunshine On 06/24/2017

Sometimes the guilt will sneak up on you that you are not doing enough, or able to be there all the time.  Yes, it's ok…

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by, DailySunshine On 06/24/2017

You may not think your under stress but your body will let you know.  A huge alarm for me was when my father was under…

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by, DailySunshine On 06/24/2017

Well last night, just before 6pm the surgeon walked into the waiting room. He told my sister and I that all had gone well and…

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by, DailySunshine On 06/24/2017

So you have to have humor during these times while in the hospital. Everyday, usually in the morning, you see a team of doctors standing…

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by, DailySunshine On 06/23/2017

There is nothing like anticipating something that you know is going to happen but things are moving in slow motion and you just have to…

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by, DailySunshine On 06/23/2017

I have seen my share of difficult times. My senior year of college and my first semester in grad school were a bit of a…

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by, DailySunshine On 06/21/2017

You know, everything happens for a reason. Not sure why yesterday wasn't a good day for surgery, it doesn't matter now. They rescheduled for Friday. …

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by, DailySunshine On 06/20/2017

I'm posting this because with modern technology, there comes the flip side --down service.  But it might not be a down cell phone tower, it…

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by, DailySunshine On 06/20/2017

I remind my dad how blessed he is when he starts complaining or is unhappy about something. No, it's not easy but I lean on…

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by, DailySunshine On 06/20/2017

I have been trying to figure out how to get my father a shower.  With this new body of his, once everything gets all healed…

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by, DailySunshine On 06/20/2017

So even before they came with the news that surgery had been cancelled, my father was talking about going on vacation.  You know with a…

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by, DailySunshine On 06/20/2017

These gifts just showed up at our door yesterday.     I really appreciate hand made gifts and anything someone or a group took time to…

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by, DailySunshine On 06/20/2017

Yesterday was Father's Day and Dad had a wonderful day.  He wanted to put on regular clothes, enough of the 'in demand hospital gown'.       …

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by, DailySunshine On 06/14/2017

Last night, a little after 6pm the docs came to my father's room and gave us confirmation of what we were dreading. For the past…

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by, DailySunshine On 06/13/2017

So this past Saturday, my dad had a medical emergency. Yes, he's still in the hospital.  The nurse assigned to him was unfamiliar with my…

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by, DailySunshine On 06/13/2017

Where Are the Male Caregivers?  This message is for Men. You are needed now. You will be needed even more in the future.  Yes, you…

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by, DailySunshine On 06/13/2017

For some people, there are only a few reasons why they will be going to the hospital-- Birth of a child To visit someone who…

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by, DailySunshine On 06/06/2017

Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz said it best, 'There's no place like home'.  At home, you know where everything is...unless someone moved it.  You…

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by, DailySunshine On 06/05/2017

Ok, the parking lot/garage looks a lot different at night or early in the morning than it does midday.  I need you to pay attention…

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by, DailySunshine On 06/05/2017

Today is one of those days where, it's just a tough day. You are moving through it but things are really giving you a run…

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by, DailySunshine On 06/05/2017

With all the medications that my father is on plus other things are happening at the same time, the last thing we needed to see…

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by, DailySunshine On 06/05/2017

Well third Sunday was Easter and also the day my dad was released from Walter Reed. I just had to get my two aunts (two…

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by, DailySunshine On 06/02/2017

Well this week started off in the hospital and not at church. Keeping things moving by taking walks to keep himself busy.         This time…

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by, DailySunshine On 06/02/2017

Tuesday, April 5th, my father had a follow up appointment in Nephrology. He wanted to leave early to get to the appointment early. We talked…

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by, DailySunshine On 06/02/2017

My father started of the month going to church-- First Sunday.     Here we go...after a year, the POD returns ready to unload. The furniture…

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by, DailySunshine On 06/01/2017

So last year, in order for my dad to be released from rehab. We needed to have the first floor set up for him.      …

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