ON THE BACK BURNER

July7

There is much to say for hospice. The patient is home in a familiar environment. The family is near by. You don't worry that he is being ignored when he needs help.There are no invasive tests being done.He isn't awakened to have vitals done, ten minutes after he just fell into a deep sleep. You won't get a $25 bill for that extra box of tissue that you asked for. On  the other hand, being in a hospital situation, he  can have his bed changed and be repositioned by helpful nurses. When you are self doubting, there is a nurse nearby for a professional evaluation, immediately.  Your house isn't upside down with equipment that let 's you know that  things are not going back to the way they were before. If you need to run out for an hour or so, you know that you can, because a staff is there. I wouldn't trade the hospice support and the wonderful workers and volunteers who are here when you need  them, but sometimes , you just think about maybe the other arrangement would be easier on you, the care giver.

 

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Don't quite know how this got to me but it was on the top line of my computer (not in email) But I really enjoyed it. I truly admire you.

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31.07 | 07:02

Leona, do you have a date or a booked flight that you come back ?

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Everything sounds so wonderful Leona. Venice will seem boring . I would want to move to Portownsend where the kids are living. All sounds great . Is there?

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That lavender sounds very nice!

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