Hospice: Day 1

Busy day today: assessment nurse came yesterday. Already today I have recliner chair that powers me up to my feet. Best of all the Bath Lady came! Oh joy – really clean hair and a good scrubbing!! Oxygen people will come swap out my machine to the one they will use. Pack of meds came with morphine. This will help me when I get “air hunger” and feel like I can’t breathe (sort of a panicky feeling). Also zaps me out and leaves me sort of drifty.

Our son and wife and kids were here over the weekend- visited in short bursts – so great to see people but just can’t take long visits. A couple stopped by too. Then my pal (we are the Loony Old Ladies) came by to report on her visits to the High School Students — getting the registered to vote and giving them some civics 101!  They are so eager to learn and she is a fount of information. I had hoped to go with her when I was feeling better – but now am the cheering squad.

It is nice to have a visitor who doesn’t just sit looking as though I might die any moment but who engages me in the world.

Best of all Jim and our daughter Kristin are here running errands for my every need. So lovely – only

a text message away or just sitting here. Jim spent the day making a daffodil (my fave) for me.

3 Comments

  1. June Butler on March 22, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    Dear Ann, between hospice and family you seem to have what you need for now. Your friend who visits high schools to encourage young people to register and vote, along with teaching brief civics lessons is doing wonderful work. Prayers and good wishes for you, your family, and your helpers. Love.

  2. Unknown on March 22, 2018 at 7:27 pm

    Love the Daffodil. Jim is very talented. I am glad things are going good and that hospice is helpful to all. Love Janet

  3. Kay Stoltz on March 24, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    Daffodils are my fav, and they grow wild around here. You are being well taken care of. My prayers shooting upward for you and your minions. Kay

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