The Pokeberry Quilt

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Day 2 of Hospice

The hospice crew followed me home yesterday from the hospital to set up all the equipment, hospital bed, etc in the livingroom, we drove in a snow storm. I wouldn't let myself panic since it was the first time since the wreck. The nurse from Hospice were coming an hour later with Jim being transported by ambulance. The male caregiver who has been helping me arrived soon after, he does have angel wings.

So he takes care of Jim while I rest during the day and then I do the nights, trying to keep Jim pain free. He's back to eating and drinking very little. And only a few moments of being lucid. But he can lay in the bed and hopefully come to realize he is home and time to let go. Another journey is waiting for him.

His older sister has come to realize how grave the situation is and I want her here with me. I have told her that this is something she needs to do. So friends will pick her up Sunday if Jim can wait for her.

I continue to read about the tragedy in Japan, so much suffering.


  1. Nancy,
    I am glad to hear that everything went smoothly. It will be nice to have his sister there, for him and someone to be with you, as well. As always, you are both in my thoughts and prayers.


  2. The hospice caregivers are a godsend. So glad Jim's sister is coming and will bring you both comfort. Take care Nancy - thinking of you every day.

  3. I am glad you and Jim were able to be home at this time. I continue to think of you guys daily.

  4. Saying prayers that Jim's sister arrives in time to share memories with her dear brother. And giving thanks for the nurses/angels who are helping with Jim's care so that you can heal and share your nights together.
    hugs to you both!

  5. Good Morning, Nancy ~
    I'm so glad Jim is home. That will be so much easier for you and I hope he can realize the peace of being home.
    I heard Rascal Flatts sing a song and it reminded me of you. I hope you can find access to it on the internet. It's "I Won't Let Go."
    I hope your snow storm is over but do know the beauty of a fresh snowfall.
    Thinking of you today ~~
    Linda, Iowa

  6. My thoughts are with you and Jim.
    It will be good to see his sister.
    Keep yourself well!

  7. glad you both have arrived home safely....i know that you both cherish your time spent together in these precious hours & days...

  8. Wonderful that Jim is home and that his sister is coming to support you both! I love your 'another journey' comment ~ one of peace and joy! Take care of you, too.

  9. May God keep you both in His care,, so many thoughts of you..


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