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  •  My parents-in-law had discussed that (4+ / 0-)
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    Fleet, nomandates, ladybug53, FarWestGirl

    but never got around to it -- so when my father-in-law fell from his chair when alone in the house (my mother-in-law was in nursing care with severe constipation and an open pressure sore from her wheelchair), he was on the floor for several hours till my spouse found him (fortunately he went there to get him to visit Mom). Ironically, Mom had been trying to call him earlier in the day, but when he didn't answer she figured he was napping and had taken out his hearing aids. Probably sped up his decline -- a month and a half later he was dead. :-(

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    by Cali Scribe on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 08:46:23 PM PST

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