In a similar situation at the moment though the illness is cancer. I wish it didn't look as though my father was going to linger for too much longer now. It's very hard to know what to think at times, but he wants to be with us and not in a hospice and so we're all there as much as we can be and try to make the most of what time is left when he's able to talk and for however long that may be.
I'm glad for you all that you're left with happy memories and peace in this ending. Welcome to forum Decimaldancer
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