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Subject: Hospice came today to assess my fatherinlaw
Date Posted: 4/30/2008 7:33 PM ET
Member Since: 1/29/2006
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We had VistaCare Hospice program here to assess my fatherinlaw today.   We will find out tomorrow if he was accepted & I am really hoping he was because we all need the support.    It is an awesome program and here in my city they have a really nice inpatient wing at one of the local nursing facilities.    We would be able to have him stay inpatient when my husband gets his 2nd colon surgery.     It's all in the hands of the doctors right now, and my FILs primary physician was all behind this so I hope he will help them get him qualified somehow.    He does not have a terminal diagnosis other than beng 96 and very debilititated and old -- he is having problems with pressure ulcers and recent extreme weakness and such.    His care is huge burden for me now that my husband is laid up with a colostomy bag and another surgery pending.

So I am keeping positive that he will be accepted.  

Date Posted: 5/4/2008 1:54 PM ET
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