My dad is very ill and still not sure he will make it till Christmas. Cant eat, rarely awake and not much interest in anything. He also has enough money to buy anything he might want. He's not in an altruistic place or I'd do something charitable in his name. What the heck do I buy him. I dont have lots of spare cash at the moment - using it all on regular trips home.
I was going to suggest a nice warm blanket, or nice pjs. How about some of his favourite music, you could put together his favourite songs and play it to him whilst he’s in bed. Or if he’s the reading type but can no longer read an audiobook.
I just didn't, asthey weren't aware, I just sat there with them in my own grief.there are some wonderful suggestions here. How about a photo Album or special photo in a frame by his bead, and a nice blanket and socks to keep him warm.
my hubby gave his dad a book from the local bookshop with lots of photos of the town years gone by, just on a whim really. but it gave him things to talk about of his younger years we would never of known. sorry you are going thru this, you sound a very loving daughter.
God this brings back memories of Christmas shopping for my dying mum eight years ago. In the end I bought her a teddy with a pouch that you warm in the microwave. She had it in bed with her until she died. I honestly can’t bring myself to think about how I managed to buy it, it was a very dark time in my life. I’m glad I did though.