My Brother

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Registered: 08-18-2012
My Brother
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Fri, 04-19-2013 - 8:55am

Hello everyone, I came here orginally last year when my very best friend Sue passed away, I found support and comfort coming here.  I feel like I am about to enter this again, my brother was just put into hospice yesterday and they are not doing any active treatment anymore, just comfort care.  I am not sure, how to handle this, I feel so numb and in a dream, I know his time is limited now, and I hope I can find the strength, because I am still grieving very much for my friend, how can you grieve for 2 .  I need to find some inner strength, I need to be strong for Richard, any advice how to do that, when I still feel so down about my friend

Hugs

Kathy

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Registered: 01-03-2001
In reply to: okeakc01
Sun, 04-28-2013 - 8:51am

Hi Kathy, How is your brother doing? I'm very sorry to hear he has been entered into Hospice care but glad he is getting some really great end of life care. They do have grief counseling through Hospice so you may want to talk to someone about it.

Please keep us updated on how you are doing.

Karla
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Registered: 10-22-2001
In reply to: okeakc01
Sat, 05-18-2013 - 11:35am

~hugs~

<3

Just wanted to let you know Kathy that you are in my thoughts and prayers...

I lost my son (sil) yesterday and it is so very hard.

Cannot really offer any advice other than to take very good care of yourself right now.

My heart goes out to you my friend...

Lorie

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Registered: 10-22-2001
In reply to: okeakc01
Sat, 05-18-2013 - 11:36am

~hugs~

<3

Just wanted to let you know Kathy that you are in my thoughts and prayers...

I lost my son (sil) yesterday and it is so very hard.

Cannot really offer any advice other than to take very good care of yourself right now.

My heart goes out to you my friend...

Lorie

Nightangel
Community Leader
Registered: 10-22-2001
In reply to: okeakc01
Thu, 06-06-2013 - 6:38pm

Hi Kathy,

Just was wondering how you are doing?

~hugs~

Lorie

Nightangel
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Registered: 08-18-2012
In reply to: okeakc01
Mon, 06-24-2013 - 8:51am

Hello Lori, 

Thank you for your as usual kind words.  I have not been on here for some time now, partially because I have been busy with my brother and partially because I find it difficult to sign into this board most times.  I am so sorry to hear about your son, I cannot imagine, how are you doing?? My brother Richard passed away on June 14, he fought a tough battle, but in the end the disease won, and now he is out of pain, but its stil not really registering with me completely, busy with funeral and other things regarding him, but I know its coming the overwhelming pain.  My heart goes out to you, please stay in touch

 

HUGS,

Kathy

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-18-2012
In reply to: okeakc01
Mon, 06-24-2013 - 8:52am

Hello Lori, 

Thank you for your as usual kind words.  I have not been on here for some time now, partially because I have been busy with my brother and partially because I find it difficult to sign into this board most times.  I am so sorry to hear about your son, I cannot imagine, how are you doing?? My brother Richard passed away on June 14, he fought a tough battle, but in the end the disease won, and now he is out of pain, but its stil not really registering with me completely, busy with funeral and other things regarding him, but I know its coming the overwhelming pain.  My heart goes out to you, please stay in touch

 

HUGS,

Kathy