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To know that Dad could have the end to his life that he wanted – I cannot begin to explain the relief that gave us all
Jennifer Dearman explains how Treetops nurses supported her dad:
“My Dad, William (Bill) Sutton, was a dearly loved family man. He was always smartly dressed and he is remembered by everyone who knew him as one of life’s true gentlemen.
“In 2015, Dad was diagnosed with diastolic heart failure. Knowing my Dad was dying and the fear that he could end his days in a hospital kept me awake at night and I knew I couldn’t allow that to happen. Dad said that when the time came, he would want to be at home with his family around him.
“By June 2016, utterly exhausted, he made the decision to start withdrawing medication. At that point, we heard about the Treetops Hospice at Home nurses. To know that Dad could have the end to his life that he wanted – I cannot begin to explain the relief that gave us all.
Treetops gave my Dad the gift of leaving this life at home, surrounded by the love of his family
“We knew when we’d had shared our last precious day with Dad. When the nurse arrived, she just knew the situation without the need for endless questions or to take us away from our time together. She very gently explained we needed to get our rest and that she would tell us immediately if things were changing. I left feeling that if my Dad should pass before I came back, he would pass with calmness, love and care. I cannot describe how that feels – simply priceless.
“Treetops gave my Dad the gift of leaving this life at home, surrounded by the love of his family. Dad was very poorly and needed expert medical care to die without pain and suffering. It was given calmly and respectfully without intrusion in the most caring way you can imagine.
“I hope in sharing our story that you understand the amazing difference Treetops made to my Dad and his family.”
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