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Doing pretty great, both are 64 just retired and loving life right now.

First thing they did was joined a gym and go everyday,on top of that dad bikes/walks daily and has his 1- 24oz of cheap beer.
Go on little trips all the time, cheap stuff mainly.
 
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They pulled the plumbing out today and he's doing much better. I was able to talk with him over the phone. Sounded real feisty. He has an oxygen mask on and as soon as he can breath without it they will run some heart tests to decide if he needs to go to either a nursing home or an assisted living situation

I asked if he wanted me to come out now and he preferred if I waited so we could go for a drive in Lockheart's Vette

Thanks to all of you, who knows your thoughts may have helped. .
 
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Glad to hear he is doing better. Will be in my prayers .

I never met my father. Crazy mom would never let me meet him. Once the internet was invented I found him. Unfortunately he had taken his life when I was 12. Mom is a stubborn person. Won't listen to the doctors. Now she is on oxygen and can't go far and still won't listen to the doctors. What do you do.
 
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Good news Mike. There are so many people here who think the world of you, and through you... your father.

He did a good job raising you to be a man who has such capacity of decency, honor, and loyalty to his friends and associates.

wow, thank you Jim..


I know I've done alright on this ride when a man like you can be on my list of true friends.
 
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My dad turned 90 this Spring and has always been the most healthy person I've known. In March he was diagnosed with stage 3 lung cancer. This has literally been the toughest summer of my life watching him suffer. I don't think he has much time left now. He has trouble walking, has terrible shoulder and leg pain, gets confused, and is all around miserable. I've been spending as much time as I can with him, but it's tough to watch him go through this.
 
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My dad turned 90 this Spring and has always been the most healthy person I've known. In March he was diagnosed with stage 3 lung cancer. This has literally been the toughest summer of my life watching him suffer. I don't think he has much time left now. He has trouble walking, has terrible shoulder and leg pain, gets confused, and is all around miserable. I've been spending as much time as I can with him, but it's tough to watch him go through this.
As hard as it is for you...spend every moment you can with him....I sat by my dads side for 2 weeks......watching one of the strongest people I know..just wither away.....It was the hardest 2 weeks I have ever spent in my life.....But I am so glad I was there...as hard as it was...I would of felt a lot worse if I was not by his side when he finally left......
 
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I called my parents 3 times today just thinking about this post.

I try to call them pretty regular at least daily, but the past few weeks have been crazy around here for everyone, and I just didn't get it done.

Back to making this a ritual.
 
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Oh man, I just saw these latest posts. I'm so sorry to hear dad is not doing well, but glad to hear he has rallied some and is back to feisty.

We all have to go - ants, alligators, people, mortality is the rule and there is no escaping it, for some it comes sooner, some later. What matters is not how long you live, but what you filled that life with.

Take care,
Lisa
 
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I probably call dad at least once a day. I guess now that I'm grown with kids and a business. I appreciate him more. I loved my grandfather a lot. But he had a stroke when I was 14. I missed seeing him in his prime. I am starting to appreciate the relationship dad and him had. Who else can I call and argue CC stuff with ? We tell the same stories. Argue about the same chemicals. Plan a Truckmount that we both know we won't ever build. But it never gets old.
When you are a teen and you're told that you are just like your father, it drives you crazy. You only see flaws. Then you grow up,look at your own kids an hope you can be half as kind and patient to them as he was to you.
 
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Today's news..

While his heart is doing better he can't breath with out assistance.

They moved him out of ICU and will keep him there until they figure out a new living situation.


His spirit is very up but he's having a hard time deciphering his dreams from reality.

My nephew and his new wife visited him today, my dad knew who she was but did not recognize his grandson whom he lived with for 4 years...




Lots to figure out in the next week or so.


We talked again and he is so looking forward to listing to some Pattsy Cline while hitting the back roads in Lockheart's Vette. He said he while he hopes it's red, blue would do.
 
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