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#1 Arctickat

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 06:04 AM

  • 6 months ago we moved my dad into a level 4 long term care facility.
  • 2 weeks ago he was assessed for indications of depression
  • Last week the results came back from the evaluation, early onset mixed dementia and a UTI, he was started on a course of Cipro
  • Couple of days N/V and O2 Therapy my mom decides that yesterday evening she's gonna spend the night with dad and sleep in the lounger in his room.
  • Being very restless around midnite my dad looks at my mom and says, "I'm Scared". My mother gently asks, "Of what?" "What will happen tomorrow if I don't wake up?" My mom said "Don't worry, either way everything's gonna be alright." and he drifts off to sleep.
How the hell did he know?

Vernon Lowey, EMT
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#2 paramedicmike

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 06:20 AM

Jeez, 'Kat. I'm sorry to hear this.
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Posted 22 October 2012 - 06:40 AM

My condolences Arctic. At least it wasn't pericarditis.
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Posted 22 October 2012 - 08:37 AM

Sorry man. All the best.
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#5 island emt

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 12:14 PM

Another of the early ambulance business founders has left this life. Rest in Peace Vernon.

Trevor take care of yourself & your family
Ed
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