Tag Archive for 'loss'

Unambiguous Loss

My dad died on Wednesday. If you recall from my mom’s posts about being his caregiver (see below for links to these*), my dad was very sick for a very long time. He was diagnosed with Stage IV nasopharyngeal adenocarcinoma in September 2003. The diagnosing physician at Vanderbilt University shook his hand and asked if he’d […]

Explore More : March 7th

In case you didn’t see the Facebook post yesterday, Sweet Baby Olive lost her battle with AML – acute myeloid leukemia – yesterday. Olive’s mom wrote a beautiful blog post on breastfeeding Olive through her diagnosis. Maggie’s and Olive’s story touched my heart and my heart is heavy today with the news of her passing. Incidentally, […]

If you follow many parenting blogs, you may have read a piece recently on The Progressive Parent, Julie, and the loss of her son, Patrick (PatPat).  PatPat was born December 2011, and left this earth on February 8, 2013.  As Julie describes it: There was nothing, nothing, nothing wrong with Patrick. He just went to sleep and […]

Over the past few weeks, my mother Sally has shared the story of caregiving for my father who was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer in 2003 and then suffered a massive, debilitating stroke in 2008.  He requires ’round-the-clock care which she provides exclusively.  If you missed her recollections, you can catch up here: The Caregiver […]

With today’s installment of The Caregiver Series, Sally shares some of the emotions she experienced as she dealt with the responsibilities of her caregiving role. My Second Husband – A Guest Post by Sally All of the sudden, I was living a life I had never wanted to lead. Previously I mentioned that after his […]