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Still Hanging On

Posted Jul 10 2010 12:00am
It's been a while now since I have written anything for this blog. I couldn't face it for some reason. I felt I had nothing good to report. Alzheimer's is a slow death. A cruel disease of the mind. It has taken over my sweet dads mind and body.

I decided to suck it up and face it! I know a lot of you are going through the same thing with your loved ones and rather then hide, I need to be interacting with all of you so that we can benefit from each others support.

The update on my dad is that he is still hanging in there. He doesn't really talk anymore or do anything much for that matter. He still feeds himself though. He recently had a growth removed on his head that was cancerous. They claim they removed all the cancer. We have been praying for him. Praying mostly that he will not suffer. Our prayers aren't so much that he will recover from Alzheimer's or anything like that but more that he will be free of pain. I know it's up to the Lord what happens but I personally pray that the Lord will free him of this horrible disease by freeing his soul that is trapped. His beautiful soul is trapped in a body that can't communicate any longer. He can't communicate his love for us or the knowledge that he has for so many things. It's all dead. The only thing still living is his soul and it is trapped beneath his Alzheimer's skin. I am so SORRY you have to endure this dad!!!!

So for now, we continue to visit him and let him know we love him. He is still hanging on for some reason and that reason we won't know while living on this earth.

We love you dad!

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