Fucking a 💔
We pulled grouchy man Tiki a year ago from death row. He was scheduled to be euthanized because well he’s old (they had him at 13/14 then) so now 15/16 and was “aggressive”. Later to find out he was battling cancer and his owners would rather dump him and adopt a happy puppy (not kidding they were permitted to adopt a puppy after dumping T boy to be killed 🤔🙄). Anyways he’s been kicking ass and responding well to his conservative treatment. Today during a routine appointment to address his occasional skin issues (due to low immune system) we ran routine blood which we do with all our hospice babies every 6 months and discovered Tiki has far stage kidney disease after seeing results were not great requiring to run an extra specific panel and learned there’s nothing that can be done. His old age is catching up to him 😭💔 At this point there’s no telling how much time he has with us so we will continue to spoil the shit out of him even though he hates me 😂
People always ask why do I do this to myself? Why do I continue to subject myself to such emotional roller coasters and the answer is because it brings love into their hearts and mine.
Doing what I can to right human wrongs is what makes me feel good.
Seeing them wag.
All the little bites, it’s with love (or manipulation 😂) Even through the constant heart break I can’t be selfish because at the end of the day their happiness matters the most.
Their happiness makes my heart glow.
Showing them love is how I learned to love myself.
I’m grateful to have the opportunity to always open my home when we have space to senior hospice animals dumped by crappy humans.
Until then it’s many more beach trips and car rides with Tiki and his bestie @tokyohiro . At the end of the day we know tiki will pass eventually but I will do my best to smile knowing he really felt love. For the first time in his 15/16 years of life he has what every animal deserves a loving FOREVER FAMILY.
After working for Ridge Meadows Hospice Society for six years now, I recently took our Hospice Training Program to gain more insight and knowlege of what we do. From this I believe I have found a calling. I will be volunteering at McKenney Creek Hospice. I am extremely excited and looking forward to volunteering.
What you give and what you take home by volunteering is extraordinary. The change you make, and the friendships you build along the way are priceless.
You will always be busy with family, kids and everything else our daily lives throw at us.
If you have few hours a day, a week, a month please don't hesistate to volunteer if you can and give back to your community. Dont wait for next week, next month or that perfect time. That time is now.
Please visit us at ridgemeadowshospicesociety.com
This amazing sand castle sculpture can be found at the #salmonarm wharf. Crafted by a local, Marc Dansereu, in memory of his daughter who they lost to a terminal illness at the age of 6. He was looking for a charity to support, and has chosen the Shuswap Hospice Society as hospice was a key support in their journey. You can get involved as a #volunteer , or #donate , buy a membership or tell someone about it! #shuswap#sandcastles#hospice
Dear friends and family,
David wanted me to update everyone. :David Haile has made his decisions. This Friday he will be going into hospice and he has signed a dnr. Friday will be the last day of dialysis. If anyone wouke like to visit please message me. Tomorrow thursday. July 19, 2018 will be the last day we can take visitors till we get Dave situated in hospice. On Sunday we will have a celebration of life party David will be there and I know he would love to see everyone. For more details message me or Opal Faatz Stowe. If you would like to donate to help With final wishes .please see the link attached. We will also be having a celebration of life in Hancock iowa this Sunday. If you are interested in going please pm me.
You know the feeling, like you are covered in wet blankets and not strong enough to wiggle your way out.
Grief can immobilize. It can make it hard to breath. Your sense of taste can disappear, and aromas are fleeting.
When I was at home with my father he needed 24 hour care, and it was hard to escape the mom, and I could never leave with my mother. I remember taking showers, which were so relaxing and helped me escape the grief. I will get it as hot as I could, fill them with uplifting essential oils, take deep breaths, do a little meditation...and the moment I would step out the grief would return.
The fact is that it is impossible to raise your vibe in a grieving house, surrounded by grieving people. Even when y'all have hearts 💕 filled with gratitude for being there for one another.
When you are grieving the goal is to get to neutral, but the reality is it's difficult to even move to sadness. The best thing to do is to change your company and environmental, even for a short time. After the first week in hospice I would make my mother meet friends for coffee, we would take turns going to the pool, and alternate walks with Dino (my dog). These small outings alone and with friends (that weren't grieving) help raise our vibe (emotions) for the time we were gone. It became easier to raise them each time we went out. We didn't stay there, but that was ok...bc there were spots throughout the day we could escape the grief. #hospice#caretaker#grief#raiseyourvibe#selflove#selfcare#friendship#family#woowoo#highvibes#manifest#joy#saddbess#mentor#lifecoach#spiritualguide
WHY I GIVE
Our company, DillonMarcus: Unleashing People, Passion and Purpose works with Senior Leadership teams – so we first met Samaritan Hospice and their CEO, Mary Ann Boccolini in a business setting. I was struck with how sincere, caring and “present” Mary Ann was – she undoubtedly had the best interest of her staff and patients at heart.
So when my Mom became ill with end-stage breast cancer, I called on Samaritan for help. Samaritan absolutely improved the quality of life for my Mom and it was such a relief to know that she was getting one-on-one attention every day.
Samaritan services are priceless, both for the patient and for their family members – which is why we requested memorial gifts to Samaritan in lieu of flowers. - Tara Marcus
To learn more about giving to Samaritan, please visit www.SamaritanNJ.org and click on Giving.
Tom Kennedy, a spiritual counselor #volunteer , recently received the Heart of #Hospice award. He has been a Big Bend Hospice volunteer for 29 years! Tom visits the Margaret Z. Dozier Hospice House every Friday to support patients and families. THANK YOU, Tom! If you would like volunteer, visit bigbendhospice.org.
Just over a week to go. If you can support us on this event to raise vital funds for Alexander Devine Children's Hospice we would so love to see you. The Hospice is now opem and they need to keep it running for the families in need. So I do hope you can join us for a super glamorous evening on a Summers evening in a stunning venue with entertainment from Tiny Tina Turner and her band. Super prizes and auction lots to be won! Call Us for tickets asap! #charity @alexanderdevinehospice @avrilappleyard @theskinandblistersisters @rosiescotthairandmakeup @beaumont.estate.weddings #oldwindsor#windsor#fundraising#childrenshospice#hospice @maidenheadadvertiser @windsoretonbrewery @windsorcarriages_ @windsortours @windsorducktour @visitwindsoruk #summerball#banquet#chapel#auction#champagne#lookingforprizes
Looking for a book on grief or loss of a loved one for a child?
This list is fantastic. We have many of these that the girls connect with.
I would also add The Memory Box by Joanna Rowland and Always Remember by CeCe Meng. (Faves of my 6 yo)
And if you have a loved one who is chronically ill yet able to record a story, that is a priceless gift for children. You can pick up a "Record a Story" for them.
My dad did this when both my children were born and I'm beyond grateful he thought to do so. Especially because the messages he recorded on his phone to them earlier this year never saved.
Sobre você regar aquela sementinha de paixão dentro do seu coração 🏵
Sim, as férias estão servindo para estudar, e estudar um assunto fascinante, lindo, tão difícil de ser abordado 😍
Tem gente amando entrar no mundo dos Cuidados Paliativos 🙏 "Uma vida boa é aquela inspirada pelo amor e guiada pelo conhecimento."
We had a wonderful time at the Golden Years Jamboree today with all of our community partners! Check out some of our pictures and see if you can pick out the senior line dancing group. #weloveseniors#hospice#yourhometownhospice
Meet Tommy Cummings, an Air Force veteran who served in the Korean War. Tommy has a passion for life and is full of joy!
He has a large family and his oldest son was born at the airforce base. Tommy loves to hear pastor Magnus sing. #hospice#veterans#veterantoveteran
I was saddened and shocked to read yesterday how Keech Hospice Care shops have been broken into 3 times in the last week!
As a family we always take our items to our local hospice shop. My Mum was cared for by Keech for over a year and I actually lost count of how many times she was an inpatient.
The monetary cost for ensuring the charity continues to deliver their amazing work takes dedicated and continuous fundraising and endless support from all those that donate 💗
The nursing care and all their many ways they support is actually priceless.
WHAT TOGETHER CAN WE DO TO SUPPORT AND SHOW WE CARE?
I have a range of shoes and sandals in my shop. I would love to be in a position to say to Keech that I would donate these to them. However, as a new small business I’m not in that position (yet!). However every little helps and with your help we can support together.
The picture below is the shoes and sandals that are currently at 25% off RRP. I have received a lot of interest and enquiries but have many in stock.
1. Purchase a pair of these gorgeous shoes and save 25% off!
2. For each pair sold I will donate £5.00 to Keech Hospice.
So please pop in a grab a pair. For your children, niece, nephew, friends etc. If we haven’t got your size consider buying the next size up and saving.
Buy a pair and you receive 25% off and by doing so are also giving £5.00 to Keech.
Help me to SELL OUT!!!! Alone we can do little, together we can do so much more.
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+++ UNA BELLA NOTIZIA +++ All'ospedale Sacco di Milano oggi è stato inaugurato un nuovo angolo di relax e verde riservato ai pazienti oncologici allo stadio terminale e alle loro famiglie. Si tratta del nuovo 'berso'' allestito nel terrazzo dell'Hospice oncologico dell'ospedale, realizzato con il contributo di Ubi Banca e dell'associazione Hsos Donatori di Sangue e da oggi accessibile ai circa 20 pazienti ricoverati nel reparto e ai loro familiari. L'area e' priva di barriere architettoniche ed e' stata adornata con piante di catambra che proteggono dalla zanzare e arredata con delle poltrone di vimini #bolognini#bologninilombardia#milano#lombardia#fontanapresidente#regionelombardia#ospedalesacco#ospedale#hospice#hospital#sanita @bologninistefan
A year ago today I witnessed my first death through my work as a hospice volunteer. I hadn’t been thinking about this anniversary coming up, until yesterday I had a sensation in my body that reminded me. It’s so wild how our physical body stores memories like that.
In her memory , I am releasing this image from my new deck. It is the artwork for the Death card and I believe was influenced by this event in my life. After her passing I obsessively drew butterflies and saw them everywhere.
Today I will be honoring her spirit, that somewhere along the line she chose me to walk her through death, which I am forever humbled by.
Magical pearl ring made by the beacon that is @jupiterlala 🐚
“In medicine, you’re sworn to save lives. We don’t focus on the death side. I want to bring the quality of life back into a patient’s life at the end." Recent CU Pharmacy graduate, Erlynn Fankson, PharmD, has experienced palliative and hospice care on a personal level and says it's her passion. To pursue that passion she decided to go to pharmacy school and balanced that with being a mom. Her full story on our blog, link in profile.