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Moving back to Florida :)

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phkrause

Well its about time. :):):):):)

Anyway, most know that we had retired and moved to Florida back in Jan/Feb '11 and than had to move back to MA in Aug/Sep '12 when we found out that the DCF were taking our grandchildren from our daughter and the father. Well we now have guardianship of our grandchildren. Parents didn't and still have not shown that they are capable of taking care of the children. We had intended to stay at least another year to give them more time to bond with there children, but my Mom fell and broke her leg this past Sunday. So we have a problem and that is how to take care of her. The best place is to be back there and close. We need prayers, that we will be able to pack, and get there, find a place to live. Figure out what to do with my Mom! Can she realisticly(sp) live on her own at her own house or have to go into a assisted living facility!! Or care we really take care of her. My has also been diagnosed with Lime disease, so she really can't take care of her as well as when she broke her hip back in May of '11. And with us now taking care of the grandchildren, we really can't take care of her and them. But with Gods help and your prayers we are going to give it a shot. So thanks for your prayers in advance. Not only that we're going to try and accomplish this before the month of June is over.

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Gail

It has been a long road but this is good news! The Lord that has taken care of you till now will continue to show you the way :)

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nuff sed

Pete: Welcome back! We took care of my mother until it got to the place where it was no longer advisable for either her or us. I am not sure what Assisted Living facilities are charging nowadays but Nursing Homes charge $6000+. We were blessed by a physician who found us a private home in which two SDA nurses from Trinidad were taking care of their 99 yr.old mother and were considering taking on another patient. To make a long story short Mother has been there for two years and their mother died about a year ago. Mother is 102. I don't know what they are feeding her but her skin is smooth and unwrinkled. She has been bedridden after breaking her hip but looks good. The house is immaculate. As far as the two sister caregivers are concerned she is now their mother and mom seems happy though she is deaf as a post and her memory comes and goes. It is costing us $3000 per month BUT that is 1/2 the cost of a Nursing Home. I think that if she had gone to one she would be dead by now. Take a look around. Talk to the Trust Services Dept. of the Florida Conference. They have a list of caregivers in the Orlando area. I don't know if you HAVE to go back to the Deltona area or not. If her house is there and you will take it over that's one less thing to worry about. Regards, Nuff Sed

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phkrause

Thanks Gail & dgrimm.

nuff sed thanks for that info. Only problem is we don't have that kind of money. Before we moved back to MA, we took her down to Florida Living, they wanted around $1200 a month. God will take care of her and us. I'm not worried. Again thanks for the info.

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phkrause

That was a few years ago, not sure if its the same. My Mom said she couldn't pay that amount, I'm gonna guess its probably still the case.

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phkrause

As a matter of fact, I was just about to mention that. :)

At the moment it will be either this coming Friday, the 13th, or Sunday the 15th. If not, it will be shortly there after. Need to be there before my Mom gets out of the nursing/PT home!

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David Clement

Welcome back to Florida. May your trip go well.

I hope and pray all will be well with you and your family.

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phkrause

Thanks to all, for your prays. Have arrived safe in Deltona, FL. Have been able to get online, through my phone. Setup my cellphone to be a hot spot. It actually works faster than my cable internet did. Very cool1 indeed. So will be able to visit again more often in the next few days and get back to posting more.

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Naomi

Thankful that you arrived safely and are getting your life back to normal.

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LifeHiscost

Thankful that you arrived safely and are getting your life back to normal.

praise the Lord!

God cares! Jesus saves! peace

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phkrause

Just another update. As some or maybe even more of you know. We originally had moved back to MA to keep our grandchildren out of fostercare. So we spent almost 2 yrs there, to now have become there legal guardians. We had intended to spend one more year, but than my Mom broke her leg so we moved back asap. My Mom has been in the hospital for about 3/4 days and than she has now spent the last 4/5 weeks in Orange City Nursing & Rehab Center. Today we just brought her home. On July 23 she sees the surgeon to see if she can put full weight on her leg. We're praying that when he sees her he says she can walk with full weight and the cast can come off. So again thanks for all the prayers.

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Lauralea

As a point of interest calcium protein and vitamin D are all helpful when facing a fracture.

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phkrause

Hi all, I've been asked to update my info as to how all of us are doing. So some time in the next few days I will try to see what I can do!! :rollingsmile:

I think my head will be seeing  :stars: as I try to recall what has been going on since the last time I updated all on our situation!! So like dgrimm always says, hahahahehehehohoho, I will do my best!! :)

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dgrimm60

PHKRAUSE

 well  keep  us   up to date  but do not  over  work your  self

and  remember  look  up

HAHAHA==HEHEHEHE===HOHOHO

I  will be  praying that  GOD  GIVES you  strength  to  do  what  needs to be  done

dgrimm60

 

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phkrause

I see its been since September that I said I'd try to update what's happen since we got back here!! Unfortunately I have not taken the time to do it!! So lets see if I can get it started by remembering?? haha

At first we lived with my Mom for a few months, but knew we needed to move to a district that had a good reputation for children with autism! God found us a great place and it had a school, preschool (head-start), because down here you have to be 6 before September 1. Well Raife wasn't six until the 18th!! So he had to go to preschool (head-start) for another year. He already had 2 years in Massachusetts and if we had stayed another year, like we had planned, he would've been in kindergarten. So we had to scramble to get him registered by the time school started, but every step of the way God was leading. Since we were considered foster parents, we went right to the top of the list and were able to have our pick of 6 head-start programs, so we picked the closest one to us and it so happen to have a head-start program that had autism as part of there program!! Amen Lord!! So Raife went there for one year and than we found out that the elementary school that he needed to go to next was either the 1st or 2nd best elementary for kids with autism!! Praise the Lord once again!! So Raife started there in September of '14 and Tristan started at the school and the same class that Raife had graduated from. He spent 2 years there and now this year both go to Timbercrest Elementary. With Tristan in kindergarten and Raife in 2nd grade! But in the past year just before the start of the new year for school, the house we were living in, the owners decided to sell, so we needed a house that was still in the same district to be able to continue and the same school. Well God worked that out too!! Thank you Lord once again!! Got a house that was even more roomier than the other one. 5 bedrooms and a pretty good size play room! An older home but in pretty good shape!! The only thing is that we're to close for them to ride the bus. The last 2 years Raife got to go by bus and Tristan was hoping to be able to ride the bus with his brother, but that didn't work out! Neither one is complaining so that's good. We only live about a mile from there school, so if we had to walk or they would like to ride there bikes, that can be done!! So that kind of brings what's happen to kids, next I'll try to bring you up to date on my Mom!!

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