Date registered: Oct 2012
Vehicle: 1989 560SL; 2014 E350; 1960 190SL-sold; 1996 280C-sold
Location: Mid Hudson Valley, NY
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Although I can't really relate to the mechanical issues you're having with The Pig...except as a bystander, I can empathize with the health issues that parents can bring to the table.
My dad's health slowly deteriorated over 10-15 years with pulmonary and circulatory problems, heart attacks, aneurysms, and he finally passed at 74 from a stroke the night before he was to be discharged from his last visit to the hospital.
My step-father began suffering from advancing stages of Alzheimer's only a couple of years after earning his 3rd Ph.D. at 80 years of age. He eventually required round the clock aides at home for 3-4 years before passing.
Once he passed, it became evident that my mother was also starting to experience the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's, and she required the same type of 24-hour home-care for several years before having to go to a nursing home due to worsening episodes of violence. She passed last year at 93 unaware of almost everything.
As you pointed out, for parents (or anyone) advancing in age, health issues can become a real concern. Hope the provisions you've made for your mother with her pharmacy help to reduce the risk of med errors, and the home visits can be supportively helpful as well.
Also hope the recent puzzle with The Pig is solved.
Are you enjoying your vacation yet?
Robert AKA: EEEEZY
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