Kate has basically been asleep for the last couple of days straight. She hasn’t been able to eat or drink anything, and can no longer swallow pills. We are now giving her only the most critical medicines, in forms that can be absorbed through the tissues of the mouth. She is resting peacefully and we are adjusting her drugs as appropriate to keep her comfortable.
Visitors are welcome; please txt me before coming over. Kate’s parents have gone home, but Sue is still here and my father is with us for a few days. The house can be quite crowded at times (at one point this morning we had ten people, including two friends, a caregiver, a nurse, a home health aide, and a notary). If you do visit, you should not expect Kate to respond to your presence, although she may open her eyes and look at you. She is not quite conscious, but not exactly unconscious either. We think it is soothing to her to have calm voices nearby.
Thanks for your help and support.
Best of thoughts.
This time is precious and you are surrounding her with comfort and love. My prayers go with all of you.
We thought the same about having light activity and voices and even laughter–may the process comfort you both. Warm thoughts from here.
David, my heart goes out to you both, and to all who love Kate. Be well.
I think, if you could see how many hearts from all over were there with you, you’d know what “crowded” really is. I’ve been thinking about you both frequently, and sending hope and healing your way. *hugs*