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Old April 12th, 2011, 10:53 PM
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Just wondering if anyone has heard how Ray and Helen are doing? They have been on my mind! Thanks in advance!
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I haven't heard anything since Ray said he was putting Helen in Hospice a week or two ago. I so hope everything is alright as they are uppermost in my prayers.

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I sincerely hope they are both okay.
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I am sorry I have not been keeping you all informed. This household has been busy such as answering the phone, people ringing my door bell and sleepless nights.

Helen: She is in Hospice now Home care. She is not doing very well meaning, she can not walk without assistance. She can not speak much. Some days she can make sentences that we can understand others NOT. She had a bad epicsode last night at 8 pm. Her head, she motioned was spining and aching. We put her to bed. She has to be lifted into place in the bed. since she cannot walk without assistance we have placed a monitor under her sheet. If she trys to get up an alarm will sound and I will assist her.

Nuff said now. Except to say Hospice the Conforter is great. They have furnished supplies and equipment galore. The Doctor has seen her and a nurse will come 2 times a week. She is bathed periodically. Well she is being taken care of her. Hey I thought that was nuff said.

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Ray I will keep Helen in my thoughts and prayers. I'm very sad to hear this news. I think of you both often and wish you only the best.
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Ray, You and Helen are in my thoughts and prayers. Please keep us informed. We care.

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Sending love and best wishes for you and Helen.
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Ray, Please know I am keeping you and Helen, in my heart and prayers..xoxo
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Dear Ray, I'm sorry this has been so hard on you (and Helen too).
Please know we are thinking of you both, wish you all the best, and keep us updated when you have a chance...

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Ray, I am so glad that Hospice is around to help. We had them for my FIL and it was a releif for the family.
Your family is in my prayers.
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Thoughts and prayers are comming your way. I'm glad you got the extra help and that Helen is being cared for, keep us posted and take care of yourself.
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Thank you, Ray for posting!! Will continue to pray for you and Helen...God bless you both!!!
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Adding my prayers to the list of all those praying for you guys. Hugs to you both.
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Ray... though I hate to say it, when I recommended Hospice Care, I was really suggesting out of home , residence Hospice Care, rather than their assistance in your home.

With the state of your own health I really don't think you are able to handle the issues Helen presents at this time without drastically affecting your own health situation very significantly.

You've done an incredible job taking care of your love to this point, but for her safety, and yours it may be time to look farther.
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Thanks for taking the time to check in personally Ray
My thoughts and prayers are with you all----
Sadly my family has been in similar situation but thank goodness for the wonderful people who do hospice care

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Thank you so much for posting, Ray. My heart and prayers go out for you and Helen and your family right now. I'm so glad that you have help now. Please take good care of yourself.

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Ray,

Add me to the above legion as well.

I also strongly agree with Kuki. I do hope you re-evaluate your decision to keep Helen at home. I know why you are, just as we all would probably want, but you getting sick won't help her any and we both know, you won't be getting the rest you must have.

Regardless, you both remain uppermost in my nightly prayers.

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Ray, I am so sorry that Helen has deteriorated so rapidly. You deserve all the credit for keeping her with you for so long. I have to agree with Kuki and I hope you will reconsider in home hospice. You need more help than they can provide. You can't keep going 24 hours a day without it taking it's toll on you.

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Hugs and prayers to Ray and Helen. I'm pretty sure that one of their kids is also living with them now so I think Ray does have some help.
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Ray...........you & Helen are in our thoughts........

Glad to hear Hospice is helping you.......



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Angela,

That's certainly a relief to know someone is there helping Ray. Thanks for the info.

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Todd, remember the daughter who handed out the namestickers at the dinner? She lives with Ray and Helen.
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Yes, I remember her. Thanks for taking the time to let me know!

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Prayers coming from us for Helen, and for you, Ray.
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