I didn't mean to disappear after all of your comments. Your responses have been so overwhelming. I can't tell you how much I appreciate your advice.
Several posts ago I spoke about hubby having to go back east to help his parents move out of their home of 47 years into an assisted-living center. On Tuesday, his dad fell in the bathroom against the door, and needed a lot of assistance to get out. He went to the hospital for some tests. They weren't good.
Yesterday morning we were told that Dad probably wouldn't make it through the day, although he was coherent and worried about messing up everybody's Thanksgiving. That is SO like him, and says so much about the kind of person he is. He wasn't in pain, which is a blessing. Hubby couldn't get a plane out yesterday, but left early this morning.
He got there ok, but I haven't heard anything since.
Dad P is one of the kindest people I know. He raised, set examples of goodness and shaped the man I love and admire most in the world.
Please say a prayer or send a wish to make his passing as gentle as possible.
Thanks again. You guys are the best.
Dad P peacefully passed away about an hour before I wrote the above. He waited until all his kids were by his side.