I can’t completely understand how it feels to lose a parent, yet. My dad is in the advanced stages of Parkinson’s Disease with advanced dimentia. My mom had to finally put him in a nursing home for the skilled care he needs. He is on a feeding tube right now, and when he is awake the only person he seems to recognize is my mom. In a way, I have lost my Dad because he is just a shell of the person I grew up knowing and loving. Each week there is a small crisis which we must deal with and he probably won’t make it much longer. In a way, it will be the end of the stress my mother and I have been living with. I am grateful that I am on ATDs right now because if I was in remission it wouldn’t have lasted. Thanks for the sounding board.